In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the fight over the film tax credit. John Daugherty of the Greater Columbus Film Commission, joins the show.
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On this week's episode:
Lawmakers Battle Over Ohio Film Tax Credits
The state budget process in its home stretch. Just over a week before the deadline, the Ohio Senate approved its version of the budget on Thursday which includes a restoration of the state's film tax credit.
The $40 million credit encourages movie and TV producers to film in Ohio, but was removed from the House's version of the budget last month. It gives a 30% refund on cast and crew wages as well as some other in state wages. The Senate also wants to expand the credit to include stage productions.
Daugherty argues that Ohio needs to credit, and says it can create jobs and tourism around the entertainment industry.
What Is "Constitutional Carry"?
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder is holding up a bill that would eliminate concealed carry permits for weapons because of a brochure. A House committee approved an amendment that required gun dealers distribute a brochure on gun safety to people buying firearms.
The brochure would explain state law that Ohio is not a "Stand Your Ground" state and the gun owner has the obligation to retreat if threatened.
Anti-Snollygoster Of The Week
State leaders from both political parties came together this week to honor the life of Columbus Dispatch Statehouse reporter Jim Siegel with a memorial service in the Statehouse Atrium on Monday.
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