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California Democrat Proposes Tax Incentives for Hollywood Productions That Leave Pro-Life States

Turns out, California does believe in tax breaks—as long as they punish pro-lifers.

One Democrat is so desperate to stop this new wave of abortion bans that she’s trying to offer incentives to any studios willing to move their productions out of places like Georgia and Alabama.

Under her bill, California would sweeten the pot for any entertainers who boycott states with pro-life laws. There’s just one problem. With so many legislators lining up to protect the unborn, there aren’t a lot of places to go.

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas, D-Calif., hatched the idea to hurt the South’s booming film business.

“A lot of the entertainment industry has relocated to Georgia because that state was very competitive in their own state film tax credit,” said Rivas.

Last year alone, the Peach State’s tax incentives reeled in 455 Hollywood projects, including blockbusters like Marvel’s “Black Panther.” Alabama also hit a personal record for productions with 150—thanks to refundable tax credits up to 35%.

Rivas thinks more filmmakers would walk out on conservative states if California could find a way to lower its suffocating tax rates. “We’re trying to further incentivize the entertainment industry that currently is […]

Read the full story from The Daily Signal

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