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Poll suggests support for Iowa property tax reform

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A majority of those who responded in a recent poll said they favored legislative efforts to cut commercial property taxes.

The Des Moines Register says 28 percent of those polled opposed the idea, while 60 percent favor reducing commercial property taxes even if local governments receive less money.

Seventy percent of Republicans who were polled favored the cuts.  Among Democrats, 47 percent favored the cuts, compared with 38 percent who opposed reductions.

Gov. Terry Branstad says the commercial tax rates hurt Iowa's economic growth.  But opponents fear the impact on city and county revenue.

 

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