John Hendrickson is a Policy Analyst with Iowans for Tax Relief. (The opinions in this article may not reflect the views of Iowans for Tax Relief.) He formerly worked as a research analyst with Public Interest Institute. Henderickson earned a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of North Dakota.
Now is the Time to Create a Better Tax Climate
John Hendrickson: The Iowa Legislature has a unique opportunity to enact tax relief by lowering rates across-the-board and begin the process of controlling spending with the 99 percent spending limitation amendment.
John Hendrickson: Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts (R) can serve as an example for Iowans as he is leading his state’s effort to reform spending, which is not only sound policy for taxpayers but also for economic growth.
How to Raise Revenues in Iowa: Create Economic Growth
John Hendrickson: Contrary to what the Des Moines Register’s editorial board believes, the solution to finding more revenues will not be found in increasing taxes or creating new taxes, but rather by lowering spending and tax rates that will generate more economic growth.
John Hendrickson: President Ronald Reagan argued that the only special interest that should be protected by the tax code is the taxpayers. This is a principle that Iowans for Tax Relief will continue to fight for during the upcoming legislative session.
The Taxpayers Deserve a Review of all Iowa Tax Credits
John Hendrickson: If the legislature works to make the tax code friendlier to individuals and businesses by lowering rates, it will result in not only better incentives for economic growth, but it will be protecting the interests of the taxpayer.