Lobbying beats back Baker’s effort to kill film tax credit
The Boston Globe - 07/09/2015
Peter Enrich, a Northeastern University law professor who specializes in tax incentives, said a strong economic argument against the tax credit was no match for such a concerted political campaign.
“It’s very hard for the legislators to sit and look at a room full of people who say their job is on the line and then look at a small group of people with expertise who say this is an inefficient way of providing economic support,” Enrich said. “The problem is, it’s way too expensive to be justified . . . It’s just totally bonkers.”