John Hendrickson: The $21 trillion national debt and the continuing out-of-control spending is a serious problem that can no longer be ignored.
Joel Kurtinitis: Polk County residents are willing to do our part to keep the county growing and improving, but it’s just not fair to ask us to give more to a county government that has shown itself to be addicted to frivolous spending.
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.
John Hendrickson: President Trump and Republicans in Congress should follow the example of Andrew Mellon who promoted tax cuts and fiscal discipline.
John Hendrickson: President Donald Trump can look to Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge’s example of following an American model of economics.
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: It is imperative we have the resources to fund Iowa’s priorities while having the fiscal responsibility to ensure we pass a balanced budget.
Congressman David Young (R-IA): I remain committed to fighting for meaningful legislative solutions which effectively curb government spending and waste.
Traditionally, voting on the department budget bills signals the end of a Legislative session. The budget process lasts through much of the session. This year, the process was tweaked to move things along faster than in past sessions. House Republicans and Senate Democrats sat down together and worked on joint budget targets, which were presented […]
I have had the honor of representing Ankeny in the State Senate for the past 3 years. I decided to run for the Senate because when I looked at our government, I was concerned. I saw three deficits: a budget deficit, a trust deficit and a leadership deficit. A lot of the problems with our […]
The Iowa House gaveled in this morning at 10:00am. Below are the opening remarks from Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha): I’m happy to welcome you all to the second session of the 85th General Assembly. I don’t know about what your experiences during the interim were, but I have never been thanked for the […]
Prospective 2016 presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave remarks at CPAC 2013. Full video of his remarks available.
By John Hendrickson Across the nation, Governors and state Legislators are confronted with the task of implementing sound economic policies that will both attract businesses and create jobs. The difficulty of this responsibility has increased in the aftermath of the weak recovery from the “Great Recession,” as unemployment remains high, and states as well as […]
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty spoke to a crowd of approximately 175 during the lunch hour at the Iowa Historical Museum. This was his first public appearance after announcing his formal candidacy online last night. He said Iowans deserve to hear the truth, and that President Barack Obama has not been telling Americans the truth […]
Senator John Thune (R-SD) gave a good speech at CPAC, and he distinguished himself by providing more specificity than we have witnessed so far. The Senator spoke of the sanctity of the Constitution. He said that America does not need a new foundation because “the old foundation works just fine.” He invoked President Reagan’s leadership […]
I’ll get right to the point. I want to hear more from Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN). She began and ended her speech by affirming her commitment to the three-legged policy stool –national security, fiscal discipline and social conservatism. She did not specifically address the big social issues of life and marriage. The bulk of Rep. […]