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Arizona’s Movie Tax Credit Bill Is a Major Loss for Taxpayers

August 3, 2022

By the Arizona Free Enterprise Club |

If you like forking over your hard-earned dollars to woke Hollywood liberals, Arizona lawmakers have you covered.

Last month, the state legislature took on the role of “Minions” for the film industry. As you may recall, the Club previously fought against a movie tax credit bill known as SB1708. After passing the Senate, it failed in the House. But in a shady move, Senate Appropriations Chairman David Gowan resurrected the effort through a strike-everything amendment to HB2156, declaring that Hollywood subsidies were his top issue in budget negotiations and any budget agreement was contingent on its passage. A few days later, the bill passed when a handful of Republicans joined every Democrat to support it. Governor Ducey allowed the bill to become law without his signature on July 6th…

So, how much Hollywood corporate welfare will Arizona taxpayers be on the hook for?


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