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Bleeding Heartland | How Iowa taxpayers fund private schools, boondoggle for the rich

July 13, 2021

The Iowa Legislature recently made a very generous tax credit for private school scholarships even more costly and more generous, at the same time expanding a boondoggle for wealthy taxpayers. As that credit grows more expensive, the rest of the taxpayers must either pay more to make up the difference, or deal with a reduction in public school funding or other state services.

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