Even though Michigan’s film incentive program is widely considered to be a monumental failure, there are evidently still some politicians in the state legislature that want to keep cutting checks to Hollywood. House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, a Democrat, is attempting to restore $12 million in funding to the sycophantic subsidy, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy:
House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills, is calling for $12 million to be restored to the $50 million originally appropriated for film production subsidies in the current year. The money was cut by an executive order signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The Mackinac Center checked the Bureau of Labor Statistics data and reports that in the long run, there are about as many jobs in the film industry in Michigan today as there were in 2001.