WHO-TV: Republican Chair Calls Out Jack Hatch

DES MOINES, Iowa–Republicans are taking a swing at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch saying he mixed his legislative work with his personal business interests.

The chair of the Iowa Republican Party is accusing Jack Hatch of shelving a bill that would have reduced low-income tax credits for developers.

The bill, Senate File 95, was introduced during the 2013 legislative session and assigned to a subcommittee chaired by Sen. Hatch.

“Sen. Hatch decided he was not going to call a subcommittee, so you have a bill that if that bill passes he would probably lose millions of dollars or undoubtedly lose a significant amount of money and he never even calls a subcommittee,” says Iowa Republican Party Chair Jeff Kaufmann.