Newsom’s message suggests that the state is willing to impose its own ideological views on the entertainment industry — and that the “freedom” the industry enjoys in the state, including its access to tax credits, depends on conformity to the state view.
(Joel B. Pollack – Breitbart) California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) demanded Wednesday that Hollywood studios boycott states that pass pro-life laws and restrictions on abortion, as he backed a five-year extension of a $1.65 billion state tax credit to the entertainment industry.
Newsom announced his support for the tax credit, and in an accompanying public advertisement titled “Hollywood: Your Values, Your Choice,” Newsom said that it was “time to choose” between California’s liberal values, and those of conservative states (original emphasis):
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