Welfare west

A few days after Nevada sharply reduced its tax break for movie, television and other productions, California tripled its subsidies for those kind of productions.

Just to rub it in, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure in daylight in front of one of the industry's most colorful sites—the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The Nevada fund for film incentives was slashed from $80 million to $10 million, with the abatements then diverted to the planned Tesla car battery plant in Storey County.