Shane Vander Hart reviews Iowa political and cultural news from 2013.
Property tax reform has been a very hot topic during the last few legislative sessions. Finally in the last few weeks of this last legislative session, a deal was struck to pass Senate File 295, which will bring about real property tax relief for Iowans. This bill creates a commercial, industrial, and railway property-tax credit […]
The Iowa state budget currently has a surplus, a rather significant one. This means our taxes are too high. Not that the state does not spend enough, but we are paying too much. Every penny paid in taxes is a penny not being invested in new jobs or providing for our families. And if you […]
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s Condition of the State address contained some good ideas,but it hardly outlined the bold agenda that is has been touted as.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad highlighted property tax relief, improving education and the quality of life in his 2013 Condition of the State address.
Mark Lucas of Americans for Prosperity-Iowa announced their 2013 agenda for the Iowa Legislature.
By State Representative Linda Miller (R-Bettendorf) House Study Bill 500, an act relating to state and local government finances by increasing the regular program foundation base percentage, establishing a property tax exemption for commercial and industrial property and establishing property tax levy limits for cities and counties went through two thorough subcommittees over the last […]