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Partnership wants legislative focus on jobs, education, taxes


The Greater Des Moines Partnership announced its 2011 State Legislative Agenda at a luncheon last week at the Renaissance Savery Hotel downtown. The priorities that will drive the Partnership’s state public policy efforts are:

• The promotion of fiscal responsibility and the reinvention of state and local government.

• The preservation and strengthening of critical economic development and redevelopment incentives and tax credits to create and retain high-quality jobs.

• Bold, innovative solutions to improve Iowa’s education system to support the workforce needs of Iowa’s new economy.

• The development of a simplified property tax system that is more equitable and provides relief to commercial and industrial taxpayers.

• Raising the cap on the brownfields and grayfields redevelopment tax credit program to encourage green sustainable redevelopment efforts and to revitalize economically obsolescent and energy-inefficient structures and commercially blighted areas.

The Partnership’s full legislative agenda can be viewed at www.desmoinesmetro.com/public-policy-agendas.

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