Film incentives are a losing deal for the taxpayers

By BRETT KITTREDGE,

The prospect of a movie star eating at a local restaurant or a movie being filmed in your home town is appealing to most people. Yet it shouldn’t be funded by taxpayers.

Mississippi is one of the numerous states that offer taxpayer-funded film incentives to Hollywood producers in an attempt to have movies shot in the Magnolia State.






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