Survey: Iowans Want Legislature to Address Property Tax Reform

A survey released by Iowans for Tax Relief shows over two-thirds of Iowans believe property tax reform should be reviewed by legislators this year.

Iowa House Considers TIF Reform

Iowans for Tax Relief: HF 2063’s goal is to ensure that TIF activities adhere to the true intent of the program by placing some common-sense guide rails around the program.

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.

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.

Increasing Revenue Doesn’t Keep Pace with Iowa’s Spending Problem

Iowans for Tax Relief: There are many reasons Iowa’s income tax system should be reformed, but generating more revenue is not one of them.

Republicans Seek to Reform Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law

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 Arguments Against Iowa’s Public Employee Pension Program

Three major arguments surface from a wealth of material Public Interest Institute was given by someone opposed to public employee pension systems.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 12-17-16 (Bryan Peters & Chris Ingstad)

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.

Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution, ASAP!

Don Racheter: The sooner IPERS is reformed, the quicker the governmental employees and Iowa taxpayers will be protected from periods of revenue shortfall.

What Are Gas Tax Promoters Hiding?

Another week has passed in the Iowa Legislature and Iowans have yet to see the much-anticipated 10-cents motor fuel tax increase bill.

77% of Iowans Oppose Increasing Gas Tax

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.

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.

Iowans for Tax Relief: Four Pro-Taxpayer Priorities for Iowa Legislature

The new year has been rung in and a new Legislative session…

Gas Tax Increase? Nooooo!!!! Solutions…ummm….

Well, it appears that GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker is now carrying the…

Iowans for Tax Relief’s Solution to the Road and Bridge Funding Problem? Not So Much

Iowans for Tax Relief provided their supporters with a rebutal to raising the gas tax, but provide no solutions to address the funding issue.

Gas Tax: There Are Solutions, and Then There are SOLUTIONS

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.