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General Assembly overrides Daniels’ veto on film industry tax exemptions

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana General Assembly overrode Gov. Mitch Daniels’ veto of House Bill 1388, which would grant tax incentives to the film industry, according to the House of Representatives Web site.\nThe bill, supported by Rep. Vi Simpson, D-Ellettsville, authorizes tax credits for certain media production expenses in Indiana, the House Web site said. Affected industries include movies, music videos, television shows and radio advertising, according to The Associated Press.\nDaniels vetoed the bill last April, saying it became bloated with too many incenatives and cost too much money.\nLawmakers hope the bill will encourage more films to be shot in Indiana, the AP said.\nThe House of Representatives voted 77-17 in January to override Daniels’ veto. The Senate voted 36-11 for the override on Thursday, so the bill now becomes law, according to the site.

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