Fred Hubbell during the first Iowa Gubernatorial Debate said he favors tax breaks for middle class and lower income families in Iowa, but is that true?
Jenifer Bowen: Iowa went from one of the most extremely lenient states, allowing abortions through all nine months, to an “abortion desert” in a matter of months!
Is the pro-life movement in Iowa “dying” as an anonymous blogger in Iowa suggested? Jenifer Bowen of Life Right Action answers with a resounding “no.”
Pro-life leaders discuss what the battle over abortion will look like in Iowa should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.
Polk County District Court Judge Karen Romano blocked four features of Iowa’s Election Modernization and Integrity Act (HF 516) late Tuesday afternoon.
Shane Vander Hart: One would think that Planned Parenthood’s lawyers wrote the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision striking down the 72-hour waiting period for abortions.
On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses Iowa’s economic outlook with Jonathan Williams with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Plus, more Americans think porn is morally acceptable, religious liberty is dead in Canada, and Donald Trump has declared the North Korea summit a success.
John Hendrickson: If Iowa wants to increase economic growth, create more jobs and opportunities, and make our state more welcoming to businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers need to implement pro-growth fiscal policies.
A coalition of several pro-tax relief groups called on Iowa Legislators to lower the revenue growth trigger from 4 percent to 2.5 percent that the state would need to reach before implementing the tax cuts.
John Hendrickson: Delaying tax reform would be a setback for Iowa’s taxpayers and our economy. By lowering tax rates and controlling spending, Iowa will not only create a stronger economy with more opportunities, but also provide for the priorities of state government.
Brenna Bird: By providing for them specifically in the Iowa Constitution, Marsy’s Law would affirm crime victims’ rights, and would require that legislation and other acts of the government honor and protect those rights.
Jack Whitver: As a father of three young children, I have only one agenda. It is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is an Iowa agenda. It is one that ensures our kids and our grandkids have more opportunities than we have had.
Shane Vander Hart: While in principle, it is moral and just for the government to execute those convicted of heinous crimes, there are plenty of good reasons why Iowa should not reinstitute the death penalty after 52 years.
John Hendrickson: Iowa has a tight budget, but the solution to seeking more revenues must not be found in increasing existing taxes, like the beer tax, or creating new taxes.
Jack Whitver: One of our shared goals with our water quality bill was to provide a dedicated funding source for water quality. I am proud we were able to make a significant investment without raising taxes.
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.