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Mike Gatto

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  • California Constitution: Start from scratch

    To the editor: So California's Constitution is cluttered with special-interest bric-a-brac because amending it is too easy? True; unfortunately, the remedy proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) is too modest (55% voter approval) and omits...
  • Film production tax break bill closer to final passage

    Film production tax break bill closer to final passage
    Legislation to stem so-called runaway film production by offering a tax break for California productions is getting close to final passage. The proposal, AB 1839 by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), passed the Senate...
  • Legislation to Boost California TV and Movie Tax Credits Advances

    Legislation to expand California's film and TV tax incentives has cleared its first hurdle in the State Senate, a month after the Assembly approved the bill unanimously. The Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved Assembly Bill 1839 on a 4-0...
  • California film tax credit bill moves closer to passage

    California lawmakers could soon take action to stem the flight of television and movie productions to other states and foreign countries. Legislation to renew and possibly expand a 5-year-old state income-tax break for shooting in the Golden State...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal intensifies water bond negotiations

    Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal intensifies water bond negotiations
    Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a drastically cheaper water bond set off a fresh round of negotiations in the Capitol on Wednesday, as lawmakers and stakeholders seek to craft a plan that addresses the state's myriad water needs without a bloated price tag....
  • Col. Nancy Sumner named Veteran of the Year

    Col. Nancy Sumner named Veteran of the Year
    A retired California Air National Guard colonel whose career spans from serving military operations in the Middle East to aiding veterans back home was named Veteran of the Year on Wednesday. Col. Nancy Sumner was singled out by Assemblyman Mike Gatto...
  • Policy committee approves film retention bill

    A bill that would expand tax credits for movie studios that stay and film in California was approved 6-0 this week by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. AB 1839, also known as the California Film and Television Job Retention Promotion Act of...
  • 818 Roundup: Brand Bookshop to close doors, Burbank enacts new housing rules

    818 Roundup: Brand Bookshop to close doors, Burbank enacts new housing rules
    Greetings, readers! Today is Monday, June 30, 2014. Weather in the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 83 and a low of 66. Here's a roundup of headlines from the weekend: - Burbank's elected officials enacted strict rules banning boarding...
  • Legislation to Boost California TV and Movie Tax Credits Proceeds Without a Key Figure

    When California's state Assembly gave unanimous approval recently to legislation that would expand film and TV tax incentives, it did so with a key figure left blank in bill AB 1839: The amount of money to be budgeted for the credits. While Los Angeles...
  • Gatto introduces 'yellow alert' hit-and-run bill

    Gatto introduces 'yellow alert' hit-and-run bill
    A new piece of legislation aimed at catching hit-and-run offenders with the help of Emergency Alert System signs on freeways was introduced in the state legislature this week. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Silver Lake) bill, AB 47, would create a “...
  • X-Prize reward moves forward to Senate committee

    A cash prize of up to $25,000 for some good thinking and ideas that solve problems, innovates a process or streamlines a system within a government agency took another step this week toward being offered to the public. Dubbed the X-Prize, the reward...