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Film, TV Shoots Surge in 2013, but Hollywood Production is Hemorrahaging

(The Wrap, Jan. 14)

Reality TV, online gains fail to offset the loss of big-budget projects: "It's all about the incentives."

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Scalia's Golden Change to Kill Unions

(Salon, Jan. 6)

A "sweeping" ruling in Harris V. Quinn, a case currently before the Supreme Court, could force right to work on every U.S. public sector worker, Harvard's Ben Sachs warns.

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Nevada: Minimum Wage Talk Intensifies as Business, Labor Groups Expect President to Call for Increas

(Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jan. 13)

With indications that President Obama will call for a minimum wage hike for the first time since 2009, Nevada businesses are bracing themselves.

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Arizona: Which States Will Generate Jobs in 2014?

(USA Today, Jan. 7)

Arizona and California are among the hot spots.

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Hawaii: Local Labor Influence Takes Hit in Boeing Contract

(West Hawaii Today, Jan. 5)

The contentious vote by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Seattle to accept an eight-year-contract extension with the plane maker has consequences that reach all the way to Hawaii.

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Impact Report on California's Runaway Production Problem

(LA Daily News, Jan 4-6)

A series of articles about how and why production is leaving Los Angeles, what steps are being taken at the local and state level to bring it back, how it's affecting middle-class workers and an interview with LA Film Czar Tom Sherak.

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Hollywood's Film Competition Fueled By Tax Incentives From Other States, Countries

(LA Daily News, Jan. 5)

The competition for Hollywood's cash has become more and more frenzied in recent years as states and foreign countries increasingly try to outbid each other.

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