New Mexico Governor, “Georgia stole our momentum”

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has doubled down on a plan to remove New Mexico’s annual cap on film rebate spending, saying the move would spark economic growth statewide and could actually give the state more budget certainty.

At a Roundhouse news conference, the Democratic governor said eliminating the $50 million cap would make New Mexico more competitive with states like Georgia that have ramped up their film programs in recent years.

“In my mind, they kind of stole the momentum from the state of New Mexico – and we’re going to steal it back,” Lujan Grisham said. “We have to remove a disincentive for folks to be filming here.”

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