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Tax Credits: On the Thursday, November 5 edition of The Iowa Journal

November 5, 2009

 (Johnston, Iowa) –Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will take a look at the tax credits Iowa provides businesses to encourage job growth. This program airs Thursday, November 5 at 8 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. on IPTV and Saturday, November 7 at 8:30 a.m. on IPTV WORLD. It will also be available online at iptv.org/iowajournal.

In the wake of problems with the film/movie industry tax credit, The Iowa Journal will take a look at the whole range of tax credits designed to grow businesses and jobs in Iowa. Field stories will explain how tax credits actually work and then show how they have been used in Newton to help the town recover from Maytag/Whirlpool’s departure. Host Paul Yeager will discuss the economics of tax credit policy in the studio with Iowa Representative Paul C. Shomshor (D-Council Bluffs), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; Peter Fisher, research director with the Iowa Policy Project in Iowa City; and Bill Brown, chairman of the board for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146. For information on how to watch IPTV WORLD in your area, visit Iptv.org.

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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 1.4 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.

For immediate release:
November 5, 2009

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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