State Representative Steve Sukup is proposing a nearly 21-million dollar tax cut package as a cornerstone of his potential republican campaign for governor. Iowa’s due a 20-point-seven million dollar windfall because of federal tax changes, and Sukup proposes using that money for tax breaks for venture capitalists, for property tax relief and to eliminate state taxes on Social Security benefits. He says the money’s either gonna grow government or grow Iowa.Sukup says his proposal highlights his knowledge of state government finances, in contrast to his potential opponents Bob Vander Plaats and Dan Gable, neither of whom have held elected office. He says he can hit the ground running with his experience.Bob Vander Plaats is a former coach and school teacher who runs a day care center for the disabled. Dan Gable earned fame as a wrestler at Waterloo West and Iowa State, then as the most successful wrestling coach ever. He’s now an administrator in the University of Iowa athletic department.Sukup says the state of Iowa is a five billion dollar business, and he alone among the three has the credentials as a legislator and a businessman to run it.
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