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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: More fallout from film tax-credit scandal

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Governor Chet Culver took more steps on Monday to deal with the
scandal surrounding Iowa's tax credits for the movie industry. ...
Naturally, Republican legislative leaders are blaming the "governor's
lack of oversight and failure to properly manage the film tax credit"
for the problems. Several people I've spoken with share Bleeding
Heartland user American007's view that this scandal is going to become
a major headache for Culver, like wrongdoing at the Central Iowa
Employment Training Consortium was used to attack Governor Tom Vilsack
and other Democrats a few years ago. It's not clear to me how Culver
could have or should have micromanaged the film tax credit program.
Upon learning of problems, he has acted promptly and appropriately. If
the governor were resisting change to this program, protecting the
officials who screwed up, or blocking an investigation, that would be
a different story.

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