July 23, 2014

Report: Film production generated 15,900 jobsThe News Tribune

New Mexico has created one job for every $8,519 spent on tax incentives to attract film and television productions during the past five years, according to a state-commissioned study released Tuesday.  Film-production spending created nearly 15,900 full-time jobs and generated about $104 million in taxes from mid-2009 through earlier this year, said the report released by the state Film Office.  It estimated that the average annual wage of an industry job was $52,723.

 

Gov. Rick Perry to send National Guard to border, dismisses reports that border is peaceful – El Paso Times

Governor Perry of Texas announced Monday that he was sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to supplement a "surge" of state troopers already deployed in response to the crisis. – 7/23/2014