I guess everything is up for grabs in Governor Malloy's budget, but I'm one of those people who like to try anything to make Connecticut a fun place. I was 100% for moving the Patriots to Hartford many years ago and even bought my children Patriots caps for Christmas. Later, I burned mine in a ritual to exorcise the demon Robert Kraft from my life.
Recently losing almost $2 million on the Fiesta Bowl was a small price to play for the national exposure (consider it part of the advertising budget) and a few days of excitement leading up to the big day.
The film tax credit is one of those smart programs that make Connecticut just a little more exciting. Seeing TV shows and movies shot here makes us different from, say, Rhode Island. Well, there are a lot of things that make Connecticut different from Rhode Island, but you get my drift.
The film tax credit is a program that works and has worked since its inception. A major animation studio has moved here and plans are in the works for more movie studios. I say keep it going. Just because we're broke doesn't mean we can't have a little fun.
Stop by the Mark Twain House and Museum to see my exhibit of original editorial cartoon art. "Drawing Fire: Bob Englehart's 30 years at The Courant." It's free and will be up through May. For more information, call the Mark Twain House and Museum at 860-247-0998. As long as you're there, take a tour!
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