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Friday, September 25, 2009

Price of Politics, Etc.: Iowa lawmaker says legislators knew of film issues early summer

Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics, Etc.

As we continue to follow "who knew what, when" in the movie mess, film
industry scandal, whatever the headline of the day is...I offer this,
for what it's worth. On Tuesday, Governor Chet Culver in Cedar Rapids
said at least three times he learned of the tax credit fiasco either
"last Tuesday" or "last week". When I asked him to clarify later on
during his news conference, he said he had heard about possible
problems before then and that's why he said he directed his legal
counsel to push for the audit/review/investigation (whatever the
proper term would be here) that now-former Iowa Dept of Economic
Director Mike Tramontina discussed in a memo last Wednesday. I talked
with State Senator Rich Olive, a Democrat from Story City, Wednesday.
He chairs the government oversight committee, which declined to look
into the movie mess as its already-scheduled meeting Thursday morning.

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