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Iowa Economic Grants Bill Would Seal Additional Information

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Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would keep confidential more of the information corporations submit in applying for state economic grants. The legislation has passed the House and a Senate committee. Supporters claim companies are reluctant to apply for grants to increase research into renewable fuel production without the safeguard. Opponents say it could keep the public from knowing about projects that they would oppose. (4/3/08)