New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she now backs a program to expand the state's film tax credit.
Martinez recently vetoed a bill that would increase the state’s film credit to 30% for TV series shooting at least six episodes in New Mexico, saying she questioned the logic of an "unlimited subsidy to a single industry."
But Martinez changed her tune over the weekend. At a news conference on Saturday in Santa Fe, she said she would, in fact, support the improved incentive as part of a large package of tax reforms approved by state lawmakers, including a proposed reduction in corporate tax rates.
Martinez, a Republican, has had an ambivalent attitude toward the state's film program, which was championed by former Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat.