Romney indirectly aided PBS as governor

Oct 6 2012

By Todd Wallack, The Boston Globe

But Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and a critic of the film tax credits, said the state wasn’t exactly swimming in extra cash. He noted that Romney made $425 million in emergency budget cuts in November 2006, a year after enacting the film tax credit program. “The point that Romney is making is that public television needs to be cut in order to help balance the budget is similar to the dynamic at the state level,” Widmer said. “Their own actions show that we didn’t have the resources to do this without cutting spending elsewhere.”
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