House of Cards Threatened by Maryland in Move That Seems like TV

In a move that would impress Frank Underwood, the Maryland House of Delegates has threatened to use eminent domain to keep the show from leaving to film in another state. The bill was proposed by Del. C. William Frick, who said that Media Rights Capital, the producer of House of Cards, had gone too far.

MRC sent a threatening letter to the governor of Maryland in January 2014, demanding more tax credits.

Frick's threat of eminent domain seems unlikely to ultimately go through, because additional tax credits have already passed in the Maryland Senate, and will likely be passed in the House of Delegates as well.

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