Projecting Iowa’s Tax Revenue and How It Impacts State Budgeting

Jason Schultz: Revenue Estimating Conference convened to provide their most recent assessment of Iowa tax income for Fiscal Years 16, 17, and 18.

Iowa House Republicans Release Budget Targets

Iowa House Republicans’ budget plan continues a promise to Iowans of fiscal responsibility, budgeting like families and businesses.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 1-13-16 (Guest: Chris Hagenow)

Shane Vander Hart and Ron Carlson discuss the Democrat debate and talk to Iowa House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow on CT Radio on the Truth Network 99.3 FM.

Iowa Legislature is Set to Increase the Budget

Jason Schultz: Growth in spending in the good years can lead to problems in the tighter years. The Iowa Legislature is set to increase our budget for FY17.

Branstad’s Uninspiring 2016 Condition of the State Address

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 2016 Condition of the State address lived up to expectations. It was milquetoast and uninspiring.

Iowa Senate Democrats Insert Anti-Bullying Language Into Budget Bill

The Iowa Senate passed their appropriations standings bill, SF 510, yesterday. In section XX you’ll find anti-bullying language which was allowed to remain.

Responsible Budgeting Prevents a Repeat of History

Jack Whitver: The choice between deficit spending or “not valuing our young people” is a false one. We can educate our kids while budgeting responsibly.

Record Spending in Iowa

Brad Zaun: From a historic prospective, Iowa’s state spending has grown from $4.3 billion annually to recently proposed $7.3 billion in the last ten years.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 3-21-15

State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) discusses the gas tax, state budget and the results of funnel week in the Iowa Legislature with Shane and Brian.

Education Funding Debate Heats Up in the Iowa Legislature

One of the biggest issues every session is how much additional funding to allocate for Iowa’s K-12 schools, known as supplemental state aid.

Branstad on Gas Tax Hike: Timing Is Right

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that the timing is right for a gas tax hike while legislators consider transportation infrastructure funding options.

Get the “Facts” About Government Spending in Iowa

Jason Schultz: Iowa has a population of approximately 3.1 million, which gives us a per capita spending rate of over $6,600 per person counted in Iowa.

Balanced Budget Amendment Key for Long Term Prosperity

While the 99% limitation sounds good in principle, it has flaws that could be fixed by passing a Balanced Budget amendment to our state constitution.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s 2015 Condition of the State Address

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad delivers the 2015 Condition of the State address, you can read the transcript of his address as prepared for delivery.

Three Things Iowa Can Do Instead of Increasing Gas Tax

Iowans for Tax Relief gives three pro-taxpayer tasks that Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Legislatures should do instead of raising the gas tax.

Iowa General Assembly Cost of Sponsored Legislation

The second session of the 85th Legislative Assembly has come to a…