Between 2006 and 2011, Louisiana’s motion picture tax credit and rebate program lost an estimated cumulative total of $551,736,747 — nine percent of the state’s reported $6.13 billion loss, or roughly $1 out of every $11.
Did any of the programs broadcasting from CBS’ “Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square” during Super Bowl have the unabashed gall to apply for Louisiana film tax credits? Unfortunately yes.
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I’m sensing a recurring trend with regard to our city officials’ modus operandi… Pass the cost on to ratepayers’ bills!
I offer the following for your consideration: “Celebrate Our History, Invest in Our Future: Reinvigorating Tourism in New Orleans.”
New Orleanians: If you’re not disgusted by the proposed Hospitality District, then you’re not paying attention
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If the idea of creating special legislative districts was devised as a strategy to thwart abuses of power and public money in the Post-Katrina era, is this the best legislation our elected representatives can craft? Aren’t we supposed to be frowning upon endorsing of old-school New Orleans power grabs these days? This is the epitome of the “Disneyfication” that everyone decries: handing over the heart of our amazing city to the tourism and hospitality industries on a silver platter in exchange for an alarming loss of process and control.