Iowa Dem Gov Candidate Nate Boulton Opposes “Largest Ever Private Investment” In Iowa History

Are some Democrats putting politics above creating good-paying jobs for Iowans?

Last week, the Free Telegraph reported on the major new investment Apple is making in the state of Iowa. 

Now, however, it seems one Democratic candidate for governor is against the deal. 

WHOTV.com: Boulton Says Reynolds Giving Apple "Coupon" to "Siphon" Millions from Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa  --  While Governor Kim Reynolds was celebrating the announcement that Apple was building in Iowa one of her potential opponents next fall was questioning the cost of their arrival.

    ...

    "While partnerships between companies and communities are essential to economic development, the partnership must benefit both parties equally, and I am disappointed not to have seen any guarantee from the administration or Apple that Iowa’s skilled workforce will be used to construct this facility", Boulton's statement continues, "If this administration wants to tout construction jobs as the primary bonus of a $20 million special deal from the state, it should be able to assure our building and construction trades workers in this state that they can count on being the ones who will benefit.”

    Per last week's announcement, Apple plans to invest $1.3 billion in a new data center that will create "hundreds of new jobs for the people of Iowa." 

    Here's more from the RGA

    "Even after the Iowa Economic Development Authority called Apple’s commitment the 'largest ever private investment' in Iowa’s history and Apple CEO Tim Cook called Iowa’s accomplishments in renewable energy a 'model for the entire nation,' that they want to be a part of, Nate Boulton still opposed the project, making it clear that he would rather score political points than champion job creation.

    Governor Reynolds has made strengthening Iowa’s economy a top priority, securing unprecedented investment and expanding opportunity across the state. Iowa Democrats like Nate Boulton have made it clear they would put politics above job-creation and take the state backwards."

    20 hours ago

    Republican Glenn Youngkin sworn in as governor of Virginia

    Republican Glenn Youngkin was sworn on Saturday as the next governor of Virginia, delivering an optimistic message about empowering parents, overcoming COVID-19 and providing economic relief to families and businesses

    5 days, 20 hours ago

    Unemployment agency pegs likely pandemic fraud losses at more than $8.5 billion

    Michigan's jobless aid agency lost more than $8.5 billion to suspected fraudulent payments amid record claims and persistent attempts at fraud during the pandemic

    6 days, 16 hours ago

    Gov. McMaster urges lawmakers to cut SC taxes, raise state employee and officer pay

    Gov. Henry McMaster called on South Carolina lawmakers to raise pay for state employees and law enforcement officers by 2%, all while urging legislators to also cut taxes

    6 days, 19 hours ago

    Milwaukee County Residents Push Wisconsin Gov To Fire DA Over Waukesha Attack

    Milwaukee County residents are pushing Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) to terminate a district attorney after a man released from jail after posting bail killed several people and injured more than 60 others

    6 days, 21 hours ago

    Gov. Hogan proposes $500 million plan to address crime and 'refund police'

    In his legislative announcement news conference, Gov. Larry Hogan said crime prevention will be a top priority.

    1 week ago

    Georgia governor’s proposals aim to crack down on gang crime

    Gov. Brian Kemp will back legislation to create an anti-gang unit in the state attorney general’s office