Shane Vander Hart shares his top five disappointments with the 2018 Iowa legislative session which includes a failure to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, deal with current academic standards, expand school choice, limit state spending, and pass an Article V petition in the Iowa Senate.
John Hendrickson: Iowa taxpayers deserve constitutional protection, and the best way to do this is to protect taxpayer interests through a stronger spending limit.
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.
The Iowa Senate passed 38-10 passed a constitutional amendment, SJR 9, that would add to the Iowa Constitution a state general fund expenditure limitation.
Jack Whitver: Passing a constitutional amendment to place the 99 percent expenditure limitation into the state constitution is advantageous for Iowa.
Iowa Senate Republicans prioritized five bills in 2017 that are consistent with their push for fiscal responsibility and smaller government.