Property Taxes Need Accountability and Transparency

John Hendrickson: Increasing accountability and transparency should never be a controversial issue.

It’s Time to Audit Iowa’s Medicaid Program

It is unclear how much Medicaid fraud may be present in Iowa, but the evidence from other states strongly suggests that a program audit is needed.

The More You Tax Something, The Less You Will Get

John Hendrickson: Population trends show that states with low tax rates are gaining new residents, while an exodus is underway in high tax states.

Iowans Deserve Property Tax Relief

John Hendrickson and Jonathan Williams: A property tax cap, along with a strong truth in taxation process, would provide relief for hardworking taxpayers across Iowa.

Iowa Tax Reform’s Unfinished Work

John Hendrickson: It is vital that Iowa’s policymakers continue the work to lower tax rates, which also means revising and lowering the 4 percent revenue trigger.

Tax Rates Matter

John Hendrickson: Tax rates matter because the more you tax something, the less of it you will get. Iowa’s tax rates are some of the highest in the nation.

Remembering Senator Barry Goldwater’s Historic Campaign

This January marks the 55th anniversary of Arizona Senator Barry M. Goldwater announcing his intentions to run for president in 1964.

Let’s Get Real About Spending

John Hendrickson: Iowa policymakers should seriously consider a state spending limitation amendment. Strengthening Iowa’s spending limitation would finally place taxpayers first.

Iowa Needs to Total Up The Bill for Its Tax Credit Spending Spree

John Hendrickson and John C. Mozena: Iowa’s continued path to good jobs, economic growth and competitiveness isn’t from expanding tax credits or chasing high-profile deals.

Uncle Sam’s Dependent: Why an Inventory of all Federal Funds is Needed in Iowa

John Hendrickson: Iowa must be prepared when Uncle Sam is no longer able to provide generous support to our state budget.

The Battle Over McNary-Haugen and Federal Agriculture Policy

President Coolidge’s opposition to McNary-Haugen demonstrated his consistence within his political philosophy and preferred policy preferences of a limited government.

Tax Reform in Iowa is Creating Economic Growth

John Hendrickson and Paul Bachman: It is imperative that the legislature work to continue lowering Iowa’s tax rates to create opportunities, economic growth, and make Iowa more competitive.

President Herbert Hoover’s American Exceptionalism

John Hendrickson: American exceptionalism was at the heart of President Herbert Hoover’s political philosophy.

Happy Constitution Day!

John Hendrickson: Federalism is a cornerstone of American constitutionalism and it also is a major part of the nation’s constitutional and political history.

Iowans Need Property Tax Relief

John Hendrickson: A property tax revenue limitation in Iowa’s code will help keep local government from growing “beyond what property owners and other taxpayers can afford.”

Remembering a Forgotten Champion of Labor

John Hendrickson: Calvin Coolidge valued American labor and the spirit of work and his policies led to job creation and economic expansion.