Now is the Time to Create a Better Tax Climate

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.

What To Do With the Bottle Bill?

Jason Schultz: The Iowa Beverage Container Deposit Law, or “Bottle Bill” as most people refer to it, was enacted in 1978 in response to the number of cans found discarded in road ditches. Should the Iowa Legislature update, repeal, or leave the law alone?

Video & Transcript: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ 2018 Condition of the State

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds focused on water quality, tax reform, ending sexual harassment, investing in small-town Iowa, Medicaid, mental health, opioid addiction, education spending, and career readiness as she laid out her agenda for the 2018 legislative session.

Episode 24: Tax Reform in Iowa

On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks to Chris Ingstad of Iowans for Tax Relief about their 2018 legislative priorities, and discuss what Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had to say about tax reform in her Condition of the State address.

A Taxpayer Friendly Legislative Session

John Hendrickson: President Ronald Reagan argued that the only special interest that should be protected by the tax code is the taxpayers. This is a principle that Iowans for Tax Relief will continue to fight for during the upcoming legislative session.

Priorities and Opportunities for the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session

The second year of the 87th Iowa General Assembly begins Monday, January 8th.  State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) highlights what he believes will be the main priorities this session.

The Taxpayers Deserve a Review of all Iowa Tax Credits

John Hendrickson: If the legislature works to make the tax code friendlier to individuals and businesses by lowering rates, it will result in not only better incentives for economic growth, but it will be protecting the interests of the taxpayer.

Iowa Leads The Nation

Steven Holt: Hard working Iowans, fiscal discipline, and responsible leadership have combined to make Iowa one of the best places in America to live and raise a family.

Iowa Has Not Defunded Planned Parenthood

Tim Overlin: Iowa has not “defunded Planned Parenthood.” Nor have we defunded the abortion industry as a whole, which was the stated goal last session.

What’s Wrong with Wrongful Birth?

Sandy Salmon: Recognizing wrongful birth claims drives up the cost of prenatal care and encourages abortion as doctors seek to avoid liability.

Five Principles That Iowa Legislators Should Consider for Sound Tax Policy

Iowans for Tax Relief says that taxes in Iowa should be fair, competitive, transparent, limited and not restrict personal freedom.

The Iowa Senate GOP Needs HR Help and Transparency

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s indecision and his hemming and hawing have made what was already a bad situation worse.

Iowa Needs a Pro-Growth Formula

John Hendrickson: Lower tax rates, along with lower levels of spending, will encourage the economic growth Iowa needs, and ultimately provide more revenue.

Stop Filling Holes That Are Already Full

John Hendrickson: It would be prudent for Iowa’s policymakers to review the property tax backfill, and make revisions to this policy if needed.

Crush The Soda Tax

John Hendrickson: Any potential debate over a soda tax should serve as a reminder to all Iowans that freedom and liberty still matter.

The Des Moines Register Once Again Embraces the Nanny State

The Des Moines Register’s editorial board suggests the Iowa Legislature implement a sin tax on sugary drinks to combat obesity and help the state budget.