Louisiana Legislators Mull Retention of Game Biz Tax Breaks

April 27, 2009 -

Jack Thompson's recently-introduced bill isn't the only video game issue under consideration by Louisiana lawmakers.

As reported by the Shreveport Times, legislators will consider whether to renew tax incentives for video game, movie and other digital media firms. 

Rep. Barbara Norton (D, at eft) argues in favor of retaining such incentives:

EA Sports... is planning to open an office in the Baton Rouge area because of the digital tax credit. EA Sports will bring high paying jobs and provide an economic boost to the Baton Rouge economy...

We should keep our state incentives to attract high paying, high tech jobs... The Texas legislature is introducing tax incentives to try and pull more film productions from Shreveport back to Texas. Right now Texas cannot compete with us as to incentives Louisiana offers... however they are trying to fix that now.

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) reportedly favors maintaining tax breaks for digital media producers.


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Re: Louisiana Legislators Mull Retention of Game Biz Tax ...

I guess Thompson just wants to go to each state until he's laughed out in all 50 states. Oh well givs his credibility that slow painful death. (Not that he had much to begin with)

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Re: Louisiana Legislators Mull Retention of Game Biz Tax Breaks

I think I've come up with the reasons JT keeps trying to push this type of legislation.  Gamers are old enough to get voted into various government positions.  The older we get the more of us will be in place to defeat this type of legislation.  He's trying to get it passed before that can happend.

Just my two cent's worth.

High Tech Redneck

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Re: Louisiana Legislators Mull Retention of Game Biz Tax ...

I just thought he was stupid.

"De minimus non curat lex"

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Louisiana Legislators Mull Retention of Game Biz Tax Breaks

I'm still left gobsmacked over how a JT-authored bill made it anywhere in Louisiana after the what, $91K they spent defending the last one? Another one is sure to make these new attractive revenue sources for the state leery of setting up shop.

Re: Louisiana Legislators Mull Retention of Game Biz Tax ...

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Re: Louisiana Legislators Mull Retention of Game Biz Tax Breaks

Yeha, Louisiana has some really great tax incentives. It would be a shame to make them less attractive.

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Kronotechnical reasons. Anyways, I need to get to sleep as well.09/20/2014 - 12:29am
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Krono@Andrew So it's an example of Kuchera crossing the line from reporter to advocate. And an example of the group pressuring for censorship.09/20/2014 - 12:21am
E. Zachary KnightAnyway, I am off to bed. I will probably wake up to all of this being knocked off the shout box.09/20/2014 - 12:20am
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KronoExcept that the forum thread wasn't harassment, and Kuchera continued to push for the thread's removal after Tito made it clear he didn't consider it harassment.09/20/2014 - 12:12am
Andrew EisenPersonally, I see nothing wrong with someone offering their opinion or the other person making up their own mind on how to run their site.09/20/2014 - 12:06am
E. Zachary KnightKrono, I read nothing of the sort in that email chain. I read Ben giving advice on what to do when a forum thread is used to harass someone and spread falshoods about them and others.09/20/2014 - 12:05am
KronoThat's exactly what Ben Kuchera was doing to Greg Tito.09/19/2014 - 11:58pm
Krono@EZK So you see nothing wrong with one journalist pressuring a journalist from a different organization to not only not run a story, but to censor a civil discussion already taking place?09/19/2014 - 11:56pm
E. Zachary KnightI write for a number of blogs and talk to people who write similar blogs all the time for tips and advice. I see nothing wrong with that.09/19/2014 - 11:50pm
E. Zachary KnightI read that comment now and frankly, I think that guy is reading too much into this. The press talk to each other. It happens. There is nothing that can be done to stop it from happening.09/19/2014 - 11:49pm
KronoUnfortunately it seems unlikely to be resolved anytime soon.09/19/2014 - 11:45pm
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