Late last night, or very early this morning, the Joint Committee on Finance voted 16-0 to improve and preserve the Film Wisconsin tax incentives. As the author of the Film Wisconsin bill, I am very happy.
I want to thank the members of the committee as well as all of the people affiliated with Film Wisconsin (Scott Robbe), Visit Milwaukee and folks from the Save the Film Incentives facebook group for all of their hard work.
Wisconsin needs theses incentives to keep moving forward. We need to recognize that we can't afford to turn our backs on opportunities to grow the creative economy. We must continue to cultivate new industries and create good, high paying jobs.
By the way I was interviewed by the Wisconsin Technology Network on this very issue a few days ago. You can read the transcript here: