Hochul urged to veto film tax credit expansion

(The Center Square) — A coalition of groups are urging New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a plan to expand the state’s generous film tax credits, which have been criticized as a taxpayer giveaway to Hollywood movie studios.
In a letter to Hochul, Reinvent Albany and the Citizens Budget Commission called on the Democrat to reject the tax credit expansion, which doles out tens of millions of dollars each year in subsidies for movie and TV productions.
The coalition said lawmakers added last-minute changes to the bill without holding a public hearing, “continuing the bad habit of denying New Yorkers the …