John Hendrickson and Joseph Coletti: How can Iowa make sure its recent tax reform is fully implemented, including the adoption of fewer and lower tax rates in 2023? The only proven way to lower tax rates is with spending restraint.
The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference announced that their estimate of the State General Fund receipts shows a $131 million budget shortfall in FY 2017.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the only Republican governor in the 2016 field who can actually say he cut spending and reduced his budget every year.
Jason Schultz: It surprises many to learn the amount of Iowa debt among the state and subdivisions now totals over $15 billion.
Many state legislators want to pass financial literacy requirements for students, but it is evident by some of their fiscal decisions they need it as well.
The Des Moines Register’s vision for the Iowa Legislature in 2013 is full of tax hikes and spending increases. We should be doing the exact opposite.
Mary Stegmeir of The Des Moines Register wrote an article about the possibility of an extended school calendar. This is something that has been discussed before, and the idea, Stegmeir reminds us, was repudiated in an Iowa Poll where only a third of Iowans supported extending the school calendar or school day. So instead they […]
Rhetoric doesn’t match up with reality in Wisconsin.