MADISON (AP) - A lobbyist leprechaun is asking lawmakers to save the filmindustry's "pot of gold" this St. Patrick's Day.
Ann Rawlinson, a film scout from Pewaukee, donned a green suit,tights and a top hat as she lobbied lawmakers at the Capitol tosave the industry's generous tax credits.
She even used a fake Irish accent as she argued the tax breakshelped bring movies, television shows, commercials, video games andhundreds of jobs to Wisconsin.
Gov. Jim Doyle has proposed eliminating the credits, saying theyare an inefficient way to promote economic development.
Rawlinson, who owns a company called Location Wisconsin,volunteered to play the leprechaun in response to a call onFacebook from the group Film Wisconsin.
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