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Progress Iowa rips Branstad on “tax giveaway and failed priorities”

DES MOINES – A left-wing political group says the Branstad administration continues to spend the Iowa budget on tax breaks while regular Iowans are left behind.

Matt Sinovic of Progress Iowa, with Amanda Ragan and Sharon Steckman
Matt Sinovic of Progress Iowa, with Amanda Ragan and Sharon Steckman

In response to Governor Branstad’s tax cut proposal that may cost the state more than $348 million over 5 years, Matt Sinovic, Executive Director of Progress Iowa, issued the following statement:

“This is just the latest example of the governor’s severely misplaced priorities. If you’re mentally ill, a public school student or cannot afford health care, Governor Branstad doesn’t care about you. But if you’re a business asking for a tax break, Branstad is willing to do anything you need.”

“While shutting down mental health care facilities, underfunding public schools and attempting to privatize Medicaid, Branstad continues to award special favors to friends and practice political cronyism. These aren’t Iowa values, and it isn’t the leadership Iowans deserve.”

Progress Iowa is a nonpartisan multi-issue progressive advocacy organization with a network of nearly 60,000 progressives. Year-round, Progress Iowa advocates for a stronger middle class, first-class public education, and fairness for all Iowans under the law.

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