Empire State Development Takes Home Emmy Award for Best Corporate Welfare

Reclaim New York Initiative offered the following statement in response to Empire State Development’s shameless bragging about taxpayer-financed productions winning Emmy awards: 

“The state’s film tax credit job claims are a fiction straight out of the Hollywood productions they’re forcing New York taxpayers to finance.

“New Yorkers did not win anything at the Emmy’s. Again, they’ve watched the state squander money that could go to fund infrastructure, education, or make the state more affordable.

“Instead of extorting over $400 million each year from the highest-taxed people in the country to benefit politically-connected studios, Albany should provide tax relief for real New York businesses and job creators.”