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Eva Radke

Feb 10, 2020 04:31

News: Lawmakers push for tax breaks for film productions in Missouri.

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Rep. Kathy Swan, a Republican from Cape Girardeau said the production companies’ spending coupled with tourism has brought millions to the local economy.

“It’s not just about the dollars that are spent when (production companies) come here,” Swan said. “It’s about the recognition that it brings our state.”

Swan proposed in a bill that would bring the incentive program back. If passed, production companies could receive a tax credit of up to 25 percent of all in-state expenses. The proposal incentivizes companies to film a majority of each film in Missouri.

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