Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Governor Reynolds’ condition of the state address today:
“Governor Reynolds continues to push snake oil solutions at the expense of Iowa families. Today she promoted an income tax cut that would be paid for in large part by raising the sales tax, which hits hardest on working families.
The Governor just doesn’t get it. Iowans are happy to pay our fair share for our schools, roads, health care, and clean drinking water, but we are disappointed and fed up with her raising taxes on hardworking Iowans while cutting taxes for the wealthy and giving away hundreds of millions to companies like Apple and Facebook.
We need to invest in each other, in our public services, and the only way we can sustain those investments over the long term is for corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share. Unfortunately Governor Reynolds’ priorities are backwards and out of line with Iowa values.”
Progress Iowa today announced the three finalists for the First In The Nation Film Festival, which called for short films focused on progressive issues. The winner will be announced at a screening of the three films on Monday, January 13th, at FilmScene in Iowa City. As part of the program, a panel discussion including the filmmakers will immediately follow the screening of the films.
Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to the breaking news that a political action committee created by Senator Joni Ernst’s political aides have worked closely with her to raise funds in support of her reelection, potentially in violation of the law:(more…)