Hendrickson: 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.

Hendrickson and Williams: Iowa Needs Truth-in-Taxation to Address Rising Property Taxes

John Hendrickson and Jonathan Williams: Strengthening Iowa’s property tax accountability and transparency law will help all taxpayers.

Hendrickson: Amid COVID-19 Emergency Gov. Kim Reynolds is Leading

John Hendrickson: Gov. Kim Reynolds is leading Iowa through the COVID-19 emergency with prudence and determination to protect all Iowans.

Hendrickson: Dependent on China?

John Hendrickson: The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that globalization has hollowed out our manufacturing base and made dangerously dependent upon other nations for necessities.

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.