Iowa has the second largest number of large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities in the country. This hour, concerns about what are commonly known as puppy mills.
The U.S. Humane Society's 2014 report includes six problem puppy breeders in Iowa. Today, we talk about concerns over large-scale dog breeders with Mary LaHay, President of Iowa Friends of Companion Animals. She says that Iowa has "over 15,000 adult dogs in Iowa puppy mills, and we can do better than this."
Democrats in the Iowa Senate are upping the ante for property tax cuts, but agreement with Republicans still appears elusive. Both parties say commercial property tax relief is a high priority this year.
There’s consensus that commercial property taxes are disproportionately high. The latest Democratic plan, again helps small main street businesses more than large out of state corporations.
Des Moines Democrat Matt McCoy says a business in his own family is a good example: