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Alec Baldwin Calls on Governor To Extend Tax Credit

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NY1 VIDEO: In an interview on “The Road to City Hall,” actor Alec Baldwin is calling on state leaders to renew a tax credit for the TV and film industry.

The star of the NBC comedy “30 Rock” told NY1 political anchor Dominic Carter that without the tax break, TV programs that are produced locally will pack up and move to Hollywood.

“If these tax breaks, I’m telling you right now, if these tax breaks are not reinstated into the budget, film production in this town is going to collapse and television production is going to collapse and it's all going to go to California,” said Baldwin.

Baldwin also discusses the future of the Republican Party and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, with whom he appeared on a "Saturday Night Live" skit last year.

“That was like in the Pleistocene Era, media-wise. What are you doing [asking that]? I think that Palin will live with the same thing that happens to most people who run for president who lose. It’s tough to get out of that mode,” said Baldwin. “If the Republican Party sees her as their future, that’s their business.”

Watch a portion of the interview above, or watch the entire segment on "The Road To City Hall" at 7 and 10 p.m.

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