Some Historic Principles for Iowa Policymakers to Follow

John Hendrickson: Governor Theodore Christianson, a champion of limited government in Minnesota, is an example for state policy leaders across the nation.

Crush The Soda Tax

John Hendrickson: Any potential debate over a soda tax should serve as a reminder to all Iowans that freedom and liberty still matter.

Some Ideas For How The Iowa Legislature Can Protect Taxpayers

John Hendrickson: The Iowa Legislature should also consider not only implementing tax relief that lowers rates but that also provides protections for taxpayers.

Rebuilding Infrastructure & Putting America First Will Help National Economy

John Hendrickson: By placing America first Trump is attempting to restore both our national manufacturing base and in the process, build a stronger middle class. 

Tax Reform & Priority-Based Budgeting Can Solve Iowa’s Economic Problems

John Hendrickson: Priority-based budgeting along with prudent tax reform will create an opportunity for Iowa’s economy to grow and keep vital government functions funded.

Iowa Policymakers: Do Not Let Kansas or Liberals Scare You Away From Tax Reform

John Hendrickson: To Iowa policymakers, the Kansas story is not a failed tax-cut experiment, but rather a warning about excessive government spending.

The American Model of Economics: Follow Harding and Coolidge’s Example

John Hendrickson: President Donald Trump can look to Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge’s example of following an American model of economics.

The Forgotten Rules, Regulations, and Costs of Fees on Iowa Taxpayers

John Hendirckson: Iowa taxpayers should be protected by a constitutional amendment that requires tax and fee increases to pass the Legislature with a supermajority.

Should Iowa Require High School Students to Pass U.S. Citizenship Exam?

John Hendrickson: The Civic Education Initiative is a step in the right direction in reversing this great moral problem of civic ignorance among high school graduates.

Iowa Taxpayers Deserve Constitutional Protection

John Hendrickson: Iowa taxpayers must be protected by a constitutional amendment that would require a supermajority vote in the Legislature to increase taxes and fees.

Is Collective Bargaining a Constitutional Right?

John Hendrickson: Based on the opinion of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals collective bargaining is not a right.

Limited Government Policies Lead to Economic Growth

John Hendrickson: States following limited-government policies, such as North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Texas, are leading the way in terms of economic growth.

Scott Walker Should Be a Guide for Collective Bargaining Reform for Iowa

John Hendrickson: Iowa lawmakers can learn from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his Act 10 reforms as they debate collective bargaining reform here.

A Taxpayer Friendly Election

John Hendrickson: The 2016 election was a victory for taxpayers, but taxpayers will have to be vigilant holding their elected officials accountable.

America First! Trump’s Message Resonates With Voters

John Hendrickson: Trump’s “protectionism” is grounded in the conservative tradition and was the dominant policy for much of our nation’s history.

Calvin Coolidge’s Lesson on Civic Responsibility

John Hendrickson: Calvin Coolidge understood the importance of an informed citizenry and civic responsibility in maintaining our republic.