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  • Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California

    Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California
    The allocation for the state's program to keep film and television jobs in California may expand to $400 million — quadrupling the current amount — if legislation that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with a 5-0 vote on Thursday...
  • Key California State Senator '100-Percent Committed' to Passing Tax Credit Bill

    The day after his chief of staff sent an e-mail to industry officials signaling the lawmaker's opposition to the bill as written, California State Sen. Kevin de Leon said that he was "100-percent committed" to passing legislation to expand and extend...
  • Congressional Democrats Urge California to Expand Production Credit

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits. AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
  • Editorial: Yellow Alert system deserves green light

    A proposed piece of state legislation that would allow the use of digital signs on freeways to broadcast information about vehicles involved in deadly hit-and-run accidents got a big boost recently when the Los Angeles City Council gave the bill its...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Sets Ceremony to Sign Movie, TV Tax Credit Bill

    Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the legislation to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its size to $330 million annually. Ceremonies have been set for Thursday morning at TCL Chinese Theater. Mayor Eric Garcetti and...
  • California Governor Signs Expansion of State Film and TV Tax Credit

    A bill that more than triples the size of California's film and TV tax credit is now law, as Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the legislation designed to stem the tide of runaway production fleeing to other states and countries. "Yes, it's taxpayers...
  • 818 Roundup: New gym for special-needs children; Funding tripled for state film tax-credit program

    818 Roundup: New gym for special-needs children; Funding tripled for state film tax-credit program
    Good morning, locals. Today is Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 79 and a low of 66 degrees in the Glendale area today, with a chance of drizzle during the day and patchy fog at night. Headlines from the area:...
  • Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

    Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program
    David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home. In short, Dowell loves living and working in California, he said. But if he has...
  • Co-Author of California Tax Credit Bill: Studios Shouldn't 'Pit The States Against One Another'

    When news broke earlier this month that the MPAA was planning to hold a summit of film commissioners, the timing stirred concern from some California lawmakers that it was happening right on the heels of the state tripling the size of its tax credit...
  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • Gatto's measure to save state's citrus industry moves to Appropriations Committee

    This story has been updated. See details below. A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to invest in a citrus-saving research initiative is headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee. AB 571, which would appropriate $5 million...