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Thank you Mr. Ryan for an excellent article on the dilemma facing those of us who live and work in the film business in Arizona. The short sighted, special interest lobbyists you mention from the Goldwater Institute and the Free Enterprise Club seem to have found a perfect audience with this governor and legislature since I heard the bill you mention was not allowed to be voted on by the speaker of the house on the very last day they were in session. How can one guy hold thing up like that? Where's the voice of the people in that? It's sad since three of my co-worker friends are having to pack up and leave Arizona because there is no work. 2 are going to work in New Mexico and one is going to Colorado who just passed an incentive program this year. She wants to be there when it goes into effect in July. I'm thinking about doing the same thing in October when my wife finishes the contract she has with her job. Why the governor, the legislature, the free enterprise club and the goldwater people can't see the disaster they have created is beyond me. But other than the governor they are mostly well paid lawyers who don't have a clue about what its like to really work for a living so I guess their claims that every taxpayer pays makes sense to them. In reality no one pays and absolutely everyone in the state loses since the film business is now going elsewhere and all the money they spend is going with them .
Thanks for a good story which tells it like it is.May 20, 2012