House Democratic Leader Jennifer Konfrst says she’s not sure the governor’s decision to set aside federal pandemic relief money for the Field of Dreams TV series is the best use of that six million dollars.
Konfrst says she supports spending tax dollars on quality of life projects, like bike trails, and improvements to cultural and tourist spots in Iowa that encourage people to move to here, but Konfrst suggests state backing of a TV production is a whole different ball game.
The Peacock Network has pulled out of the project, so Universal Television is now shopping the series to other networks and streaming services. Republican Governor Kim Reynolds says the six million is pledged as reimbursement for costs – if the series is made.
story courtesy of Radio Iowa; photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH