John Hendrickson: High tax rates are harmful to economic growth. In addition to reducing rates, the final tax reform and relief measure should be comprehensive, use revenue triggers or phase-ins, reduce and reform the use of tax credits, and modernize the sales and use tax to bring fairness to Iowa’s small businesses.
Christian author and speaker Becky Tirabassi will keynote the 57th annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast that will be held at the Community Choice Credit Union Center (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium) in Des Moines, IA on March 29th, 2018 at 7:15-8:45 am.
Steven Holt: Week 6 of the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session saw the advancement of Opioid legislation in the House, the unveiling of Governor Kim Reynolds’ tax reform package and a bill to begin moving Iowa toward entitlement reform that reduces fraud and encourages a return to the private sector.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ individual income tax reform plan prioritized tax relief for middle-class taxpayers, small business owners, teachers and working families across the state and will cut rates by up to 23 percent.
Jack Whitver: One of our shared goals with our water quality bill was to provide a dedicated funding source for water quality. I am proud we were able to make a significant investment without raising taxes.
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.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed January as Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month on Wednesday at a signing at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
Jack Whitver: I have never been more optimistic about what lies ahead for our state. It is a great time to be an Iowan, but an even better time lies ahead if tackle the big issues and commit to bold ideas.
Jason Schultz: As we get back in the habit of driving to the Capitol each day, I am reminded of how grateful I am to serve western Iowa as their Senator. The work we do now will benefit Iowa for years and even a generation to come, and I am thankful they allow me to be a part of it.
Shane Vander Hart evaluated Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ first Condition of the State Address and looked to see how she would separate herself from former Governor Terry Branstad.
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.
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.
All of Iowa’s Republican Congressional Delegation voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and praised its passage citing tax relief for Iowa’s families.
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.
Steven Holt: In the coming legislative session we will work with Governor Kim Reynolds to find ways to fight this growing public health hazard.
Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) will join Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg’s gubernatorial campaign as a campaign state co-chair.