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Panel to hear criticism on film tax
Panel to hear criticism on film tax

Lawmakers will consider the fate of Maryland's controversial program to lure film and television crews to the state with millions in tax dollars. Today, during a public hearing, state lawmakers will hear public testimony on whether the costly program is worth the money. The same program that gave millions of taxpayer dollars to Netflix's "House of Cards" series and HBO's "Veep" was sharply criticized by state analysts as ineffective. In a draft report released last month, analysts said for every dollar in film incentives the state paid out, the government received just 10 cents in tax revenue in return. Since 2012, Maryland lawmakers approved spending...