Senate and House Leaders to Address Business Tax Group

Senate and House Leaders to Address Business Tax Group

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For Immediate Release
Iowa Taxpayers Association (ITA)
Contact: Tom Sands, President & CEO, Iowa Taxpayers Association
Office: (515) 243-0300


Senate and House Leaders to Address Business Tax Group


DES MOINES, IA — (November 18, 2019) The Iowa Taxpayers Association will hold its 84th Annual Tax Symposium on Thursday, November 21, 2019, and Friday, November 22, 2019, at The Meadows Event & Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.

On Thursday, November 21, at 9:15 a.m., Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development, will discuss Iowa's economic development strategy, including focus areas for growth, policy initiatives, programs and industry information.

After lunch on Thursday, at 12:15 p.m., Jeff Angelo, local radio talk show host with WHO Newsradio 1040, will speak about the importance of advocacy, leadership, fairness and a strong moral compass, which were the attributes that epitomized Linda S. Weindruch. Following Jeff’s presentation, ITA will award the Weindruch Award and Scholarship in honor of Linda S. Weindruch. The award will be posthumously given to Michael Sadler, CenturyLink, and the scholarship to Benjamin Nielson, Drake University law student.

At 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, Director Kraig Paulsen and the four new policy directors will provide attendees with a discussion of recent and upcoming developments at the Department as well as other items of interest. At 10:45 a.m., Tom Sands, President/CEO of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, will moderate a legislative panel including Senate Ways and Means Vice Chair Dan Dawson, Senator Joe Bolkom, House Ways and Means Chair Lee Hein and Representative Dave Jacoby. Additional legislators may also be present. They will provide insight on business tax issues facing the Legislature in the coming year.

You can see the full list of distinguished guests and presenters by visiting the Iowa Taxpayers Association at

If you plan to attend as a representative of the media or would like more information, please contact ITA President/CEO Tom Sands at (515) 243-0300.




The Iowa Taxpayers Association (ITA) is a business-sponsored tax policy organization founded in 1935. The ITA mission is to educate and inform Iowans about sound fiscal policy; provide state policymakers with objective, nonpartisan research about the impact of specific tax and spending policies; and advocate for the adoption of rational public fiscal policy as it relates to business taxes. 

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