Budget deficit may end film tax credits

Director Wes Craven, who brought horror icons Freddy Krueger and the "Scream" killer to the big screen, reportedly was in Connecticut over the weekend filming shots for an upcoming feature. Full Story
Eddiee321

Englishtown, NJ

#1 Dec 8, 2008
To lose another big business like the film industry here in Connecticut would be another blow to the state. You,(The State Of Connecticut), promote the state as one of a kind in the Northeast. Yet, They spend millions of dollars on homes, property taxes, and other amenities here. The film industry promto`s Connecticut in all their films. Something as pettyness as tax on them would be a slap in their face. What about tolls coming back to the State Highways?, that would fund the highway, how about stopping the speed way on I-95, I-84, and I-91. Stiffing the fine on speeders? Opening the weigh stations. You gota stop taxing the hand that feeds us or they will leave to another Northeast State like Rhode Island, or Mass. That have colonial homes and small towns as well. Why don`t you give the real credit to the company`s that have stayed and been the back bone to the State instead of taxing them enough where they up and run to another State that would give them the break. Their taxed dollars, now !!!
Backwards

New Milford, CT

#2 Dec 8, 2008
Eliminate the tax credit for film and TV and you will eliminate the revenue, i.e., jobs, taxes and economic growth. Without the credit, the productions will simply relocate and shoot in other states.

The need is to reduce state spending. Period.
Confused in CT

AOL

#3 Dec 8, 2008
Just another stupid idea from our legislators that can't see the forest though the trees. Even if the revenue is a small plus for the state, the state will make NOTHING on bringing film work to CT because thay won't come. They'll just stay in NY. NY won't repeal their tax credits.
johnny jump up

Winsted, CT

#4 Dec 8, 2008
Eddiee321 wrote:
To lose another big business like the film industry here in Connecticut would be another blow to the state. You,(The State Of Connecticut), promote the state as one of a kind in the Northeast. Yet, They spend millions of dollars on homes, property taxes, and other amenities here. The film industry promto`s Connecticut in all their films. Something as pettyness as tax on them would be a slap in their face. What about tolls coming back to the State Highways?, that would fund the highway, how about stopping the speed way on I-95, I-84, and I-91. Stiffing the fine on speeders? Opening the weigh stations. You gota stop taxing the hand that feeds us or they will leave to another Northeast State like Rhode Island, or Mass. That have colonial homes and small towns as well. Why don`t you give the real credit to the company`s that have stayed and been the back bone to the State instead of taxing them enough where they up and run to another State that would give them the break. Their taxed dollars, now !!!
... Bravo You !!!
Our legislators are as dumb as a rock, but remember we put them there.
Wally in Stamford

Stamford, CT

#5 Dec 8, 2008
Like it or not, moview whether on the screen or DVD's are here to stay and Connecticut can make it work for itself if done correctly. That is the problem - how to get the legislature to do something for the State and not their own profit or ambitions. Movies as stated promote Connecticut but it is getting harder because the State has sold its sole to "McMansion's" that are eating away at what is trying to be projected to the world. Soon there will no longer be small villages or towns, no country side, and no nice, no colonial style houses, and polite people, to bring out. The Movie makers and stars come to CT for their homes away from CALIF, but the industry itself has to be "Bought"! We need the little tax to keep the State in the eye of the world. If you need to cut something, CUT THE DEAD WEIGHT IN HARTFORD!. Too much top heaviness and the little guy gets the boot.
Hosed by the system

Thompson, CT

#6 Dec 8, 2008
screw 'em...................
Uh-huh

Morris, CT

#7 Dec 8, 2008
Yep...we should ALL FEEL THE PAIN. Hollywood has a big mouth about issues. Let them pay too....It's not all about making money, they've lived high on the hog for too long. A little bit of pain shouldn't have them heading for the hills.
Shazam

Hartford, CT

#8 Dec 9, 2008
Hollywood, will spend their money elsewhere, leaving us with less revenue and only higher property taxes. Doing away with a program that is turning a profit, even if it's small, during a recession sounds like a moronic idea to me. But, I guess some people want to pay even higher taxes???

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