The Education Funding Debate in Iowa

Walt Rogers: Those who argue Iowa does not fully fund education need to decide whether additional spending is funded with tax hikes or budget cuts elsewhere.

Iowa: Look to Nebraska for Occupational Licensing Reform

John Hendrickson and Laura Ebke: One area of regulatory reform state leaders should look at to address this problem is changing our occupational licensing requirements.

California Bans State Travel to Iowa Over Medicaid Defunding of Transgender Surgeries

Iowa becomes the 11th state added to California’s official travel ban list because it defunded sex reassignment surgeries of Medicaid dollars.

Iowans Deserve Tax Credit Transparency

Hendrickson and Mozena: It’s time for Iowa to leave outdated economic development policies behind and embrace the future by increasing transparency and accountability.

‘Red Flag’ Legislation Is Unlikely in Iowa

Any attempt to introduce “red flag” legislation in the Iowa Legislature next session will likely face stiff opposition and is unlikely to pass.

Reynolds Vetoes Limits Iowa Legislature Placed on Attorney General

Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure requiring the Attorney General to get the Governor, Executive Council, or Legislature’s sign-off on out-of-state litigation.

What Did the Iowa Legislature Do on Behalf of Taxpayers?

Iowans for Tax Relief recaps the 2019 session of the 88th Iowa General Assembly on what the legislature did to advance sound fiscal policy.

Iowa Board of Regents Adopt Freedom of Expression Policy

The Iowa Board of Regents adopted a policy statement on the freedom of expression without discussion during their meeting on April 18th.

Property Taxes Need Accountability and Transparency

John Hendrickson: Increasing accountability and transparency should never be a controversial issue.

Property Owners Aren’t a Blank Check

Grover Norquist and Chris Ingstad: Local spending limits would significantly reduce the “need” for local tax increases and make Iowa a more attractive place to live, invest, and do business.

Iowa Tax Reform’s Unfinished Work

John Hendrickson: It is vital that Iowa’s policymakers continue the work to lower tax rates, which also means revising and lowering the 4 percent revenue trigger.

Episode 74: Chuck Hurley Discusses 2019 Iowa Legislative Session

Today’s podcast: Chuck Hurley discusses the 2019 Iowa Legislative Session, a crazy abortion bill in Virginia, and Kamala Harris comes to Iowa.

A Holistic Look at Property Tax Is Imperative

Jack Whitver: The math is simple; many Iowans are struggling to keep up with rising tax burdens. They are literally being taxed out of their homes.

Survey: Iowans Want Legislature to Address Property Tax Reform

A survey released by Iowans for Tax Relief shows over two-thirds of Iowans believe property tax reform should be reviewed by legislators this year.

Tax Rates Matter

John Hendrickson: Tax rates matter because the more you tax something, the less of it you will get. Iowa’s tax rates are some of the highest in the nation.

Let’s Get Real About Spending

John Hendrickson: Iowa policymakers should seriously consider a state spending limitation amendment. Strengthening Iowa’s spending limitation would finally place taxpayers first.