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Legislature saves film tax breaks

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's film incentive is safe, at least for the next two years.

The Legislature's budget committee voted unanimously Thursday to save the program Governor Doyle wants to get rid of. The committee agreed to make changes in Doyle's budget to limit the incentives to $3 million per year in the next two years. Other changes attempt to reward creating jobs in Wisconsin and stimulate film projects in economically depressed areas.

It must first pass the Legislature and be signed by Doyle before it becomes law. Doyle has argued that the current program, which began last year and has no limits on tax refunds, is too costly given the state's $5 billion budget shortfall.

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