Apparently that wasn't enough for the show's production company, MRC, as its senior Vice President, Charlie Goldstein, sent a letter to Maryland's governor Martin O'Malley, threatening to take his ball and go home if the state didn't pony up even more, :
We wanted you to be aware that while we had planned to begin filming in early spring, we have decided to push back the start date for filming until June to ensure there has been a positive outcome of the legislation. In the event sufficient incentives do not become available, we will have to break down our stage, sets and offices and set up in another state.This bald attempt at intimidation did not set well with Maryland House of Delegates member C. William Frick, who proposed "adopted budget language" by the delegates that gives the state the power to "seize the production company's property," if it stops filming in Maryland. According to The Washington Post, it was approved, without a debate or vote call.
So there. Life imitates art once more, and somewhere Frank Underwood is smiling.