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…

Terry Branstad’s Greatest Threat Is Himself

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is on a trajectory for a historic sixth…

Iowa Budget Targets Higher Than What Iowans Can Afford

Traditionally, voting on the department budget bills signals the end of a…

Iowa Legislature on Track to End Session Early

We have reached the mid-point of the session. The standard schedule for…

Fighting for Our State’s Future

Three and a half years ago, I made the decision to run…

Floor Debate Picks Up, Budget Process Continues

Following the conclusion of funnel week, many bills finally came to the…

How Much of Our Money Does State Government Really Need?

The FY 2013 year-end report on Iowa General Fund revenues shows that…

Raising the Gas Tax is Wrong for Iowa

Last Thursday, a Iowa House subcommittee voted 5-0 in favor of House…

God Wants Medicaid Expansion?

Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) says he is pushing for Medicaid expansion in Ohio because of his faith and he’s for small government.

Iowans Deserve Fiscal Responsibility

Iowans deserve fiscal responsibility from their state legislators, unfortunately that isn’t what they’re getting in the Iowa Senate Democrats’ budget.

Give Back Iowa’s $800 Million Budget Surplus to Taxpayers

There is a lot of talk about what the Iowa Legislature should do with Iowa’s $800 million budget surplus. They should give it back to Iowa’s taxpayers.

Truth in Iowa State Accounting and Budgeting

To have truth in Iowa state accounting and budgeting process we must ask our elected officials how public pensions and health insurance will be paid for.

We Need Fair and Sound Fiscal Health Too

Retiree health-care costs are a significant liability to future taxpayers, especially as…