Republicans Request Oversight Committee Attention to Tax Credit Program

Today House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) joined Sen. Paul McKinley in requesting the Government Oversight Committee address the Iowa Film, Television and Video Project Promotion Program at their upcoming meeting on Thursday, September 24th. The Republican Leaders sent a formal request to the House Democrat leadership as well as the Oversight Committee leadership.

“The governor’s lack of oversight and failure to properly manage the film tax credit has not only put the program in jeopardy but already wasted millions in taxpayer money. Republicans will work to bring more transparency and openness to this initiative, ” said House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen.

The Letter reads as follows:

September 21, 2009

Dear Speaker Murphy and President Kibbie:

It is our goal to provide the taxpayers of Iowa an open and honest account of the actions of the Iowa Film Office and the Iowa Department of Economic Development. Therefore, we ask you to include a discussion of the Iowa Film, Television and Video Project Promotion Program on your agenda for your September 24th Government Oversight meeting.

As lawmakers, we expect this investigation to be conducted with maximum transparency and openness to ensure the film tax credit initiative is being administered legally and ethically.

We look forward to your response.


Representative Kraig Paulsen Senator Paul McKinley
Republican Leader Republican Leader
Iowa House of Representatives Iowa Senate

CC: Majority Leader Mike Gronstal
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Rep. Vicky Lensing- Chair
Rep. Ralph Watts- Ranking Member
Sen. Rich Olive- Chair
Sen. Pat Ward- Ranking Member

Download: The full letter in PDF format