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Analysts urge state to scrap film tax credit

Analysts urge state to scrap film tax credit

State analysts urged lawmakers Tuesday to scrap Maryland's film tax credit, arguing the state hasn't benefited enough from the $62.5 million poured into television and movie companies since 2012.

The hearing in Annapolis marked the public opening of a debate expected to last through the General Assembly session as politicians try to determine whether the lucrative program that brought "House of Cards" to Maryland is worth it.

So far, it remains an open question.

"We have a limited amount of money. How do you use it?" said Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr., a Democrat and chair of a task force examining state tax credits.

Film industry advocates...