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The TENNESSEE House voted last week to strip $250,000 earmarked for the planning of bicentennial celebrations in Memphis next year from the state’s fiscal 2018-19 budget. That action was reportedly taken as punishment for the city removing a pair of Confederate statues last year. (NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
The $84 million in tax credits for movies and television productions RHODE ISLAND has doled out since 2005 have cost the state an average of $1.8 million a year in revenue, according to a report from the state’s Office of Revenue Analysis. The agency calculated that such productions generated only 27 cents in tax revenue for every $1 spent on average. The film tax credit program is scheduled to expire in 2024. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
-- Compiled by KOREY CLARK