Missing Miley

North Carolina missed its chance to have a Miley Cyrus movie filmed on its coast by a tax credit of at least $125,000.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that producers for the teen sensation's "The Last Song," wanted a tax credit worth between $125,000 and $225,000.

Documents released to the newspaper by the state Department of Commerce show that state revenue officials didn't think Walt Disney Pictures should receive the credit.

An announcement of the movie deal by Gov. Beverly Perdue was scuttled five minutes before it was scheduled because no deal was reached.

If the movie had come to North Carolina instead of going to Georgia's coast, it would have meant up to 500 summer jobs and more than $17 million in revenue.

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  • by Tina Location: Greenville on Jun 9, 2009 at 08:01 PM
    Why does Perdue care.. She can tax the citizens to death to get the money she wants. God Forbid she pay out a little to get a lot more in return not to mention people being able to get jobs. After all these pay cuts I bet there are some teachers that could have used that summer job. Yeah Way To Go (sarcastic) Guess Georgia's governor was smart and saw that the investment would bring in more income and jobs for his state.
  • by Karen Location: Greenville on Jun 9, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    I really don't care about Miley but do the math. Give up 125-225k in taxes to add 500 summer jobs and 17 million in revenue. Well, the state NOW will NOT get the 125-225k in tax revnue and will NOT get the summer jobs or 17 million in revenue. Thanks for looking out for the residents of this state.
  • by Who cares on Jun 9, 2009 at 06:19 PM
    A wise man once said I could call you an idiot, but you should already know you are one after your Bush embarassed us all for 8 years....so I'll save my breath. Who cares about Miley anyway.
  • by Dave on Jun 9, 2009 at 05:30 PM
    Maybe Miley will come up missing for real one day. We can only hope.
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    That was a bonehead move. Our governor needs to get with the times. We have some real dummies in our government.
  • by Wilma Location: ghastliville, SC on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:10 AM
    oh DARN....
  • by Chatter Location: Greenville on Jun 9, 2009 at 09:55 AM
    A wise man once said I could call you an idiot. Then I could call you a Democrat, but then I would be repeating myself.
  • by mike Location: kinston on Jun 9, 2009 at 09:55 AM
    who will miss her? she is just another in a long line of Brittany, and Paris wannabe's. For those parents who use her as a role model for their kids: if your kid needs a role model and you aren't it, your both in trouble
  • by here Location: here on Jun 9, 2009 at 07:54 AM
    Sounds like another great decision made by somebody whom is not qualified for the job. Glad I didnt vote for her!
  • by enc Location: enc on Jun 9, 2009 at 07:41 AM
    Brilliant move...instead of creating jobs and bringing all that revenue in, the State wants to tax us more. Brillance on a scope I have not seen before.
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