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Ohio Senate Republicans made sweeping changes to the House version of the state budget, including larger tax cuts and restored tax breaks.

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There’s a fight brewing over a small tax credit cut in the Ohio House version of the two-year state budget.

A film set for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in Cleveland.
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The Ohio House's version of the proposed state budget has put the $40 million-per-year film tax credit on the chopping block. With both progressive and conservative groups in favor of dropping the tax credit, Ohio's film industry is getting nervous.

A sign displays information about the filming of scenes for the John Travolta movie I Am Wrath being shot inside the Ohio Statehouse on March 18, 2015.
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The Ohio 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. Researchers from both the left and right say it doesn’t pay off.

A film set for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in Cleveland.
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Columbus filmmakers are frustrated with the uneven distribution of tax credits this fiscal year. With 75 percent of the credits going to just two projects in Cleveland, leaders in the Central Ohio film industry are asking the state to consider changing the rules. 

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Given the success of Ohio’s Motion Picture Tax Credit, Ohio lawmakers are now trying to offer the same treatment to music recording.