What would Frank Underwood do? After producers for House of Cards threatened to relocate filming from Maryland if they did not receive millions of more dollars in tax credits, members of the Maryland House of Delegates took an approach that the conniving politician would undoubtedly approve. They threatened to use eminent domain to acquire all sets, equipment, and other property related to the Netflix series. In a “friendly amendment” that was swiftly approved, delegates passed a measure allowing the state to seize the property of any film production company that ceases filming after being allocated over $10 million in tax credits (cough, Cards, cough). Then again, state senators last week voted to increase the show's allocation of tax breaks to $18.5 million next year. Maryland might want to be careful, as the last time they tried this was with the Baltimore Colts, who left town in the middle of the night in response to a similar law.
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