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Governor proposes scrapping Mississippi’s film production subsidy

By Steve Wilson If Gov. Phil Bryant has his way, Mississippi will follow the example of Florida and other states and scrap its film production subsidy program. Bryant’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018, which begins July 1, proposes allowing the incentive program to expire with the new fiscal year, among other cuts. Bryant, as chair of the state’s bond commission, voted to change bond regulations […]

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Ocean Springs mayor vetoes restrictive film ordinance

Karen Nelson, Sun Herald Mayor Connie Moran on Monday vetoed a film ordinance that city aldermen passed last week, saying she wants to back up, let city leaders hear from the state’s film industry and give Ocean Springs a chance to review aspects of the ordinance that some consider overbearing and bureaucratic. The 11-page law […]

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Tax incentive program could impact Golden Triangle

Zack Plair A key state tax credit for preserving historic properties is reaching its cap, leaving some Mississippi developers with tough decisions about their projects. State lawmakers failed before this year’s session ended in Jackson to raise the $60 million cap set in 2006 for a 25-percent tax credit for qualifying historic preservation rehabilitation projects. […]

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Lights, cameras…action? Mississippi paid filmmakers fewer tax incentives in 2014

By Steve Wilson By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Mississippi spent more than $891,000 in tax incentives in 2014 for movies and TV shows filmed in the state, according to records obtained by Mississippi Watchdog. That’s less than the previous two years — $1.2 million in 2013 and $1.4 million in 2012 — but still too much […]

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