New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (D) Vetoes ‘Breaking Bad’ Bill That Would’ve Encouraged Film Production

by Colonel on March 17, 2013

“The state film community had hoped the bill would pass, and encourage more film production in the state.

But James Hallinan, a spokesman for Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, said the governor vetoed the bill about 1:30 p.m. Friday.

A spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez had said Thursday that she had wanted the measure to be part of a larger tax reform package.

“With federal budget cuts disproportionately hurting New Mexico, we are in dire need of enacting tax reforms to make our state more competitive to improve economic development and create jobs,” Enrique Knell said. “Gov. Martinez has expressed a willingness to consider a film bill, but it can’t be in isolation and must be part of a larger, more comprehensive package that levels the playing field to help create more jobs in New Mexico.”

” — Dan Mayfield, Copyright 2013 American City Business Journals

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