Recently, GamePolitics reported that the Massachusetts legislature was mulling the idea of tax incentives for the film and video game industries.
Game developers who were considering a move to Massachusetts based on that news may want to re-think their position, however.
The Boston Globe reports that, although the State House approved the tax breaks, the head of the State Senate, Sen. Therese Murray (D, at left), has nixed the idea:
Senate President Therese Murray said her chamber had no intention of taking it up before the end of the legislative session next week.
"I just don’t think it’s something that’s affordable," Murray said yesterday in an interview. "It’s not the top of our agenda."
She said lawmakers’ time would be better spent on assessing a package controlling healthcare costs, approving bond bills, and reviewing the governor’s budgetary vetoes.