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Governor Culver Backs Middle Class Tax Cut Framework

Governor Chet Culver « Lt. Governor Patty Judge

Governor Culver: President Obama is Working to Help Middle Class

Governor also calls for package to include extension of ethanol tax credits
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Chet Culver today said he supports President Obama’s efforts to extend unemployment insurance, tax cuts for working families and other tax incentives.
Culver, who is in Washington, D.C., as the chair of the National Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, is pushing to get an extension on ethanol tax credits. The Governor said he appreciates President Obama’s work.
“I am proud of the fact that the President is working for Iowa’s working families during these extraordinary times,” he said. “Without the extension, more than 8,000 Iowa families were going to lose their benefits during the holiday season.”
The Governor also is urging Congress to include in the final tax package the ethanol tax credits.
“This is critically important for creating new jobs in Iowa,” Culver said. “The ethanol industry is a growth industry that promises good-paying jobs for Iowans now and into the future.”