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Mike Gatto

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  • Key California State Senator '100-Percent Committed' to Passing Tax Credit Bill

    The day after his chief of staff sent an e-mail to industry officials signaling the lawmaker's opposition to the bill as written, California State Sen. Kevin de Leon said that he was "100-percent committed" to passing legislation to expand and extend...
  • Visual-Effects Artists Urge Tariffs to Fight Runaway Production

    Sony's announcement in June that it was moving its Imageworks headquarters to Vancouver delivered yet another blow to Los Angeles as it struggles to retain the nuts and bolts of production while other states and nations offer lavish sweeteners. But to...
  • Editorial: Yellow Alert system deserves green light

    A proposed piece of state legislation that would allow the use of digital signs on freeways to broadcast information about vehicles involved in deadly hit-and-run accidents got a big boost recently when the Los Angeles City Council gave the bill its...
  • Congressional Democrats Urge California to Expand Production Credit

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits. AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
  • 818 Roundup: Hobby Lobby protests, Humane society waiving fees, Ronda Rousey's decisive win

    818 Roundup: Hobby Lobby protests, Humane society waiving fees, Ronda Rousey's decisive win
    Good morning readers. As you shake off the long weekend and get back to work, here's a few things happening around the 818:  A large protest is expected today at noon outside the new Hobby Lobby in Burbank. Protesters are expected to hand out condoms as...
  • L.A. leaders focusing on groundwater treatment in bond discussions

    L.A. leaders focusing on groundwater treatment in bond discussions
    When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced last year an ambitious groundwater treatment program for the contaminated San Fernando Basin, the agency had its eyes on a state water bond for crucial funding to get the project built. So...
  • Assemblymen boost success at pet shelter

    The Pasadena Humane Society saw 132 pets go home with families on its first ever Pet Adoption Day, when all adoption fees were waived for the day. The event, organized by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and Ed Chau (D-...
  • Op-Ed: How a bill becomes a job

    When it comes to honoring the men and women who serve in America’s military, actions speak louder than words. California lawmakers now have a chance to express true appreciation by passing the state ban on single-use plastic bags, SB 270, and...
  • California Constitution: Start from scratch

    To the editor: So California's Constitution is cluttered with special-interest bric-a-brac because amending it is too easy? True; unfortunately, the remedy proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) is too modest (55% voter approval) and omits...
  • Film production tax break bill closer to final passage

    Film production tax break bill closer to final passage
    Legislation to stem so-called runaway film production by offering a tax break for California productions is getting close to final passage. The proposal, AB 1839 by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), passed the Senate...
  • Legislation to Boost California TV and Movie Tax Credits Advances

    Legislation to expand California's film and TV tax incentives has cleared its first hurdle in the State Senate, a month after the Assembly approved the bill unanimously. The Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved Assembly Bill 1839 on a 4-0...
  • California film tax credit bill moves closer to passage

    California lawmakers could soon take action to stem the flight of television and movie productions to other states and foreign countries. Legislation to renew and possibly expand a 5-year-old state income-tax break for shooting in the Golden State...