State of the States Roundup

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Governor Chet Culver's Condition of the State address was a shot in the arm to advocates for fair business taxation. In his speech the Governor unveiled his plan for combined reporting of corporate income for tax purposes. He said, "It's just not fair that big, out of state, multi-billion dollar corporations that do tens of millions of dollars of business in Iowa avoid paying Iowa income taxes because of an outdated tax loophole." Read the Iowa Fiscal Partnership's release on the importance of closing this costly loophole. Another proposal included in Culver's speech was a 2-cent tax on the purchase of bottles and cans. Part of this increased revenue would go towards enhancing environmental programs.

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