My name is David Rickson. I am a working scenic artist and taxpaying member of my community. I am the provider of our single-income household. If the film industry left Massachusetts, it would be devastating to my family and, as a result, I would no longer be contributing as a taxpaying citizen of our commonwealth. This is not just a job, it’s a profession.
Killing the tax incentive is shortsighted. Over a thousand well-paying jobs would be lost, and I don’t think the ripple effect that would have is being thoroughly considered.