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Mike Gatto

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  • California Senate Committee Takes Next Step to Boost Tax Credit

    The California Senate Appropriations Committee took another step to move forward with legislation that would extend and expand the state's film and TV production tax credits, although the bill still does not have a specific dollar amount. The...
  • California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn

    California lawmakers want to stop runaway film production, except porn
    The state Senate Appropriations Committee will soon take up two very different bills that could determine whether California remains the nation’s moviemaking capital. Assembly Bill 1839 would significantly boost the size of tax credits...
  • Sen. De León says he supports expanding California's film tax credit

    Sen. De León says he supports expanding California's film tax credit
    Senate President Pro Tem elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) sought to assure Hollywood on Wednesday that he was committed to expanding California's film and TV tax credit program. On Tuesday, De León had alarmed many of his constituents in the...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Calif. lawmakers seek constitutional convention on Citizens United

    The California Senate gave final approval Monday to a measure asking Congress to call a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn the Citizens United court decision that eliminated limits on corporate spending in elections. Sen. Mark...
  • 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...