“The Legislature has passed a bill giving an unelected individual the right to give away $25 million of your tax dollars to corporations.”
This was Senate Minority Leader David Schapira on the Deal Closing Fund he voted against.
I suppose because he’s elected, he has no problem giving away millions of tax dollars to movie corporations. That could be the only justification for voting for SB1159, a tax subsidy program for filmmakers that would last the next 30 years if it passes the House and is signed by the governor.
The bill passed the Senate with 10 Republicans joining all nine Democrats. These same Democrats blast corporate income rate cuts as “tax giveaways,” and then turn right around and give tax money to people who make movies.
Read more about it here.