Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds continue "Jobs for Iowa" tour

Date: 
March 03, 2011
 

Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced they will continue with their third week of town hall meetings as part of their “Jobs for Iowa” tour. “Our first two weeks of the tour have been tremendous,” said Branstad. “We look forward to shifting the tour to Eastern Iowa and having an open discussion with citizens about our administration’s plan to create 200,000 new jobs and increase family incomes by twenty-five percent.” The Branstad-Reynolds jobs plan includes: • Cutting Iowa corporate income tax rates in half, which currently has the highest top rate in the country. • Bringing commercial property taxes to 60 percent of value, down from the current rate of 100 percent. Commercial property in Des Moines pays more tax that similar property in New York City, Chicago, Kansas City and Philadelphia. Rural areas face similar odds against their counterparts nationwide. • Remaking the Department of Economic Development into a 21st Century public-private partnership that works with businesses to create jobs. • A sunset of rules and regulations every four years to determine their effectiveness, and have a jobs-impact statement with every new proposal that affects economic growth in Iowa. • Touring the country and world in search of new jobs for the state of Iowa. The following events are free and open to the public: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:30 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” town hall meeting in Waverly Waverly Public Library 1500 W. Bremer Avenue Waverly, IA 12 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” town hall meeting in Waterloo Five Brothers Convention Center First Floor – Room 112 205 West 4th and Commercial Waterloo, IA 2:30 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” town hall meeting in Vinton Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School- School Board Meeting Room 1502 C Avenue Vinton, IA 4:30 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” town hall meeting in Hiawatha Hiawatha Community Center 101 Emmons Street Hiawatha, IA 6 p.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” town hall meeting in Anamosa Lawrence Community Center 600 East Main Street Anamosa, IA Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:30 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” town hall meeting in Iowa City Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce 325 E. Washington Iowa City, IA 10 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold “Jobs for Iowa” town hall meeting Williamsburg Community Center – Room A 935 S. Highland Williamsburg, IA For more information please visit www.governor.iowa.gov. # # #