Episode 31: Iowa Working Families Tax Relief Act

This week on The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the Iowa Working Families Tax Relief Act (SF 2383) that passed in the Iowa Senate 29 to 21 with Drew Klein, the Iowa State Director for Americans for Prosperity.

Iowa’s Last Insurer on the Obamacare Exchange Looks to Exit

The only insurer on Iowa’s Obamacare exchange, Medica, may exit the individual insurance market leaving 70,000 without health insurance options in 2018.

Wellmark Pulls Out of Individual Market Because of Obamacare

Americans for Prosperity-Iowa responds to Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield withdrawing from the market in 2018 due to costs under Obamacare.

Iowa Faces $131 Million Budget Shortfall

The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference announced that their estimate of the State General Fund receipts shows a $131 million budget shortfall in FY 2017.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 2-18-17 (Rosaria Butterfield & Drew Klein)

This week on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers are joined by Dr. Rosaria Butterfield and Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad Signs Collective Bargaining Reform Into Law

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed HF 291, the public sector collective bargaining reform bill, into law that passed in the Iowa House and Senate this week

Republicans Seek to Reform Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law

Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Senate and House Republicans seek to reform the state’s collective bargaining law that has not been reviewed since 1974.

Americans for Prosperity Refocuses Reform Iowa Agenda

Americans for Prosperity-Iowa has a 5 step plan it is pushing state legislators to adopt to bring about real economic reform in Iowa.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 5-7-16 (Guest: Drew Klein)

Drew Klein, the Iowa State Director for Americans for Prosperity discusses Iowa’s business environment with Shane and Brian on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio.

AFP Supports Effort to Eliminate Corporate Income Tax in Iowa

Americans for Prosperity: Research indicates eliminating Iowa’s corporate income tax would create almost 3,000 jobs and increase investment by nearly $1 billion.

AFP Iowa Applauds Advancement of “Right to Try” Bill in Iowa Senate

The Right to Try bill, SSB 1264, would give Iowans facing terminal illness access to medicines that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA’s approval process.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 1-2-16 (Guests: Jenifer Bowen, Sue Thayer, & Drew Klein)

This week on CT Radio: Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk to Jenifer Bowen & Sue Thayer of Iowa Right to Life and Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 7-4-15

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) discusses religious liberty, Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity talks about the Export Import Bank on this week’s show.

Reaction Over Supreme Court’s Ruling Preserving Obamacare

The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Obama Adminstration in King v. Burwell preserving Obamacare elicited strong reaction from candidates and activists.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 2-7-15

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk with Faith McDonnell of the Institute of Religion and Democracy and Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity – Iowa.