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The Influence of Lobbyists: On the Thursday, February 7 edition of The Iowa Journal

February 6, 2008

(Johnston, Iowa) – Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will explore the influence lobbyists have on the Iowa Legislature. The program airs Thursday, February 7 at 8:30 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, February 8 at 9:30 p.m. on statewide IPTV-Plus and will also be available online at Iptv.org.

 

There are some 685 lobbyists registered to lobby the Iowa Legislature. That's 4.5 lobbyists per legislator. The next episode of The Iowa Journal  will examine the role they play in shaping Iowa policy and legislation. The guests will be Rep. Scott Raecker (R-Urbandale), who is on the House Ethics Committee and is executive director of Character Counts in Iowa; and Charlie Smithson, executive director and legal counsel for the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, and a contributing author to the book Money, Politics, and Campaign Finance Reform Law in the States.

 

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146. # # #Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport.

For immediate release:
February 6, 2008

For information contact:
Kristen L. Gray
Director of Communications
kristen.gray@iptv.org
515-725-9703

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