John Hendrickson: Priority-based budgeting along with prudent tax reform will create an opportunity for Iowa’s economy to grow and keep vital government functions funded.
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.
John Hendrickson: To Iowa policymakers, the Kansas story is not a failed tax-cut experiment, but rather a warning about excessive government spending.
How are Iowa lawmakers picking winners and losers with businesses in Iowa? The answer is tax credits, specifically research activities tax credits.
The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference announced that their estimate of the State General Fund receipts shows a $131 million budget shortfall in FY 2017.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker discussed big and bold reforms he accomplished in his state as a blueprint for the nation to follow as he asked for support.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) says she hopes President Obama will see the Iowa way as a road map when visiting Iowa and announced her 99-county tour.
By John Hendrickson Across the nation, Governors and state Legislators are confronted with the task of implementing sound economic policies that will both attract businesses and create jobs. The difficulty of this responsibility has increased in the aftermath of the weak recovery from the “Great Recession,” as unemployment remains high, and states as well as […]
Herman Cain spoke to a crowd of approximately 130 people yesterday in Pella, IA in the 5th installment of The FAMiLY Leader’s Presidential Series at Pella Christian High School in Pella, IA. He addressed the group with no notes on his 19th visit to Iowa. In discussing his preparation to run for President he said […]
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) spoke at Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) Conservative Principles PAC Conference in Des Moines. She said she wanted to share some numbers with the audience. She first hammered on the debt. $107 Trillion, she noted that much of this debt is owned by China. Referring to China’s President Hu, she said, “Hu […]
I had the opportunity to interview a number of the gubernatorial candidates and two congressional candidates prior to the Iowa Republican Primary in June. I missed the gentleman who handily won the nomination in the Iowa 3rd race – State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale). State Senator Zaun, who is considered a “contender” by the National […]
http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/Jonathan_Narcisse_10-01-22.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneInThe last time I sat down with former Des Moines School Board Member Jonathan Narcisse to discuss An Iowa Worth Fighting For. I asked if he was considering a gubernatorial run. He said, “that’s an idea worth considering.” We met at […]
I’m an ideas guy. I enjoy brainstorming how to make things better, processes better, etc. I enjoy strategic planning with organizations I’ve served. Sick I know. That was one of the reasons I was looking forward to meeting with Jonathan Narcisse who is a former Des Moines School Board member, former Democratic Party County Co-Chair […]