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Governor Branstad


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

March 3, 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.

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