North Carolina is the Gold Standard for State Tax Reform

John Hendrickson & Joseph Coletti: The Tar Heel state has successfully reduced tax rates, while controlling the growth of spending and funding the priorities of state government.

Empower Property Taxpayers with Direct Notification

John Hendrickson and Laura Ebke: Requiring a direct public notification that is sent to taxpayers is a needed reform that would help improve Iowa’s property tax accountability and transparency law.

Navigating Tax Reform

John Hendrickson: Iowa’s policymakers can look to several states that have initiated tax reform which benefited both taxpayers and the overall economy.

Invest in Iowa Act Offers Taxpayer Relief and Economic Growth

John Hendrickson and Andrew Kidd: The Invest in Iowa Act takes a solid stride on a better path forward, but it is not the final word on tax reform.

Iowa’s Golden Opportunity for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

John Hendrickson and Jonathan Williams: The strong national economy provides a golden opportunity for Iowa policymakers to continue to advance bold, pro-growth tax policy.

Iowans Deserve a Better Tax System Now

John Hendrickson and Dr. Andrew J. Kidd: State policymakers should take full advantage of Iowa’s economic strength and surpluses to pursue pro-growth tax reforms—without delay.

The Electoral College and American Constitutionalism

The Electoral College is fundamental to our constitutional system of limited government, federalism, equal representation, checks and balances, and separation of powers.

Our Taxes Aren’t “Iowa Nice”

John Hendrickson: High tax rates not only punish economic growth but for every dollar taken away in taxes it is less economic freedom for individuals and businesses.

Iowa: Look to Nebraska for Occupational Licensing Reform

John Hendrickson and Laura Ebke: One area of regulatory reform state leaders should look at to address this problem is changing our occupational licensing requirements.

Three Cheers for George Washington: Remembering the First President on Constitution Day

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” – George Washington

Remembering a Forgotten Champion of Labor: Calvin Coolidge

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

Iowans Deserve Tax Credit Transparency

Hendrickson and Mozena: It’s time for Iowa to leave outdated economic development policies behind and embrace the future by increasing transparency and accountability.

Socialism Comes With a Price

John Hendrickson: President Roosevelt’s New Deal is a “dime store” compared to the radical and outlandish proposals being advocated by the plethora of Democrats running for president.

The Need for Restraint

John Hendrickson: We cannot return to the 1920s, but we can certainly apply the principles Harding and Coolidge used to begin restoring fiscal sanity.

Our $22 Trillion National Debt

John Hendrickson: Iowans must understand that the national debt crisis will not only impact them directly, but also state finances.

Property Taxes Need Accountability and Transparency

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