- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Critics of Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to eliminate the state’s film tax credit are pushing back, arguing that killing off the tax credit would cost the state thousands of jobs.

Baker has argued against keeping the tax credit, saying the state should instead double the earned income tax credit to help low-income working families.

Massachusetts Production Coalition President Margie Sullivan said expanding the earned income tax credit is important, but kicking what she called the strong and growing film and television production industry out of the state will only hurt the economy.

Among the films shot in Massachusetts in recent years including the comedy “Ted,” the Oscar-winning mob saga “The Departed,” the Facebook origin story “The Social Network,” the con movie “American Hustle,” and the baseball drama “Moneyball.”



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