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Posted inAccountability in Your State, Conflicted Interests, State Politics

Conflicted Interests: State lawmakers often blur the line between the public’s business and their own

Dec. 14, 2017: This story has been corrected. This story also appeared in Associated Press A recent change in Iowa’s tax code spared Mark Chelgren’s machine shop, welding company and wheelchair-parts plant from paying sales tax when buying certain supplies such as saws and cutting fluid. The change passed by the state Legislature last year […]