Film tax credit

A lot of the work on the state budget happens at night at the Statehouse.
Karen Kasler

The two-year state budget is headed to a conference committee Tuesday to work out significant differences between the House and Senate versions. And there isn’t much time to deal, because the budget must be signed by Sunday night.

The Ohio Film Office shared a photo from the set of a film called "The Tank", being shot in Granville.
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There’s a blockbuster battle brewing over a small tax credit that was cut in the House version of the budget.

The movie “I Am Wrath” starring John Travolta was shot in part at the Statehouse in March 2015.
Karen Kasler

The House version of the two-year state budget eliminates a tax break that has been both praised by fans and panned by critics – a $40 million a year tax credit for the movie industry. But researchers from the left and right say it doesn’t pay off.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder
Dan Konik

The two-year state budget proposed by the Ohio House includes some new tax cuts and takes away some tax breaks. 

The House Finance Committee has been meeting to go over Gov. Mike DeWine's budget since he introduced it in March.
Karen Kasler

The House version of Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget is expected sometime today, and there are big changes coming in it.  And the timeline is getting tight, since it has to pass the legislature and be signed by the end of next month.

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State lawmakers are looking over a bill to more than triple the tax credits offered to moviemakers who film in Ohio. But critics on the left and the right are saying the program should be cut.