Tax Reform in Iowa is Creating Economic Growth

John Hendrickson and Paul Bachman: It is imperative that the legislature work to continue lowering Iowa’s tax rates to create opportunities, economic growth, and make Iowa more competitive.

Fact Check: Does Fred Hubbell Support Tax Breaks for Middle Class​ Iowans?

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?

Can You Believe This?

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 “Dying” In Iowa?

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 Ponder Iowa Post-Roe v. Wade

Pro-life leaders discuss what the battle over abortion will look like in Iowa should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.

District Court Judge Blocks Changes to Iowa’s Absentee Voting Law

Polk County District Court Judge Karen Romano blocked four features of Iowa’s Election Modernization and Integrity Act (HF 516) late Tuesday afternoon.

The Iowa Supreme Court Carries Abortion Industry’s Water on Waiting Periods

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.

Episode 50: Jonathan Williams on Iowa’s Economic Outlook

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.

Does Government “Help” Prevent Growth?

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.

Iowa Legislature Called On to Lower Revenue Growth Trigger for Tax Cuts

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.

The Iowa Legislature Should Not Delay Tax Reform

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. 

It’s Time for Marsy’s Law

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. 

New Role, Same Goal

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.

Let’s Not Reinstate the Death Penalty in Iowa

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.

Government’s Unquenchable Thirst for Tax Dollars

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.

Clean Water Is Something All Iowans Deserve

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.