Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Senate and House Republicans seek to reform the state’s collective bargaining law that has not been reviewed since 1974.
Three major arguments surface from a wealth of material Public Interest Institute was given by someone opposed to public employee pension systems.
On Caffeinated Thoughts this week Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss Limited Atonement with Bryan Peters and tax and spending policy with Chris Ingstad.
Don Racheter: The sooner IPERS is reformed, the quicker the governmental employees and Iowa taxpayers will be protected from periods of revenue shortfall.
Another week has passed in the Iowa Legislature and Iowans have yet to see the much-anticipated 10-cents motor fuel tax increase bill.
An Iowans for Tax Relief poll found that more than three quarters of Iowans oppose a proposal to increase the gas tax ten cents a gallon.
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.
The new year has been rung in and a new Legislative session will begin on Monday, January 13 After a productive 2013 session and with an election looming in November, many have predicted the 2014 session to be short and focused. A short and focused session is a positive goal, but a higher priority is […]
Well, it appears that GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker is now carrying the torch for Iowans for Tax Relief by stating clearly, “no increase in the gas tax” in his recent post to the Iowa GOP Web Site while making clear the Iowa GOP’s solution to the problem is, well…actually, Mr. Spiker never gets around to […]
Iowans for Tax Relief provided their supporters with a rebutal to raising the gas tax, but provide no solutions to address the funding issue.
Opponents of raising the gas tax have failed to provide any solutions for how Iowa should maintain its roads and bridges with a projected shortfall.
I hope you enjoy the experiment… random items thrown into one post. I was out in New Hampshire last weekend and I was able to meet the guys who write GraniteGrok. They have built themselves an empire in the New Hampshire conservative blogaverse. I was on their radio program last Saturday and spoke with them […]
Monday when the news broke that the President of Iowans for Tax Relief (ITR), Ed Failor, Jr., resigned last Friday I thought it was significant news. It will be one of the top Iowa political stories of the year, if not the biggest since ITR has been a major player in Iowa Republican politics for […]
I think it’s a fair question to ask, and not just Kim Pearson and Dave Funk, but other candidates further down the ticket. Two recent examples doesn’t give me much confidence. Example #1 – In May, Iowans for Tax Relief made a sizable donation ($2500) to State Representative Geri Huser (D-Altoona) in Iowa House District […]
Color me confused. Iowans for Tax Relief has never endorsed in a Republican primary. Why start now? Yet here they are, endorsing former Governor Terry Branstad. What I find strange is that with the Branstad campaign press release there isn’t a statement included from Ed Failor, Jr. as to why Iowans for Tax Relief PAC […]
She’s not coming, but would like to in the future. She’d also come for free. Bryan English at the Iowa Family Policy Center just sent the following press release: 10/30/09 Pleasant Hill, IA – Iowa Family Policy Center ACTION received word this morning that Governor Sarah Palin is unable to accept our speaking invitation due […]