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Posted on 04/09/2021 at 01:34 PM by Mary Nelle Trefz

Among several tax elements, Senate File 587, the tax bill passed by Iowa Senate on a party-line vote earlier this...

Categories: Budget & taxes, Health

Posted on 03/11/2021 at 05:32 PM by Mike Owen

Senate File 576 was already a terribly costly tax bill that Iowa cannot afford. Now, it appears to be twice...

Categories: Budget & taxes

Posted on 03/09/2021 at 01:59 PM by Peter Fisher

As Iowa legislators move through a 14th consecutive session without action on a minimum wage increase, low-wage Iowans are left...

Categories: Budget & taxes

Tagged As: Minimum wage

Posted on 02/19/2021 at 11:11 AM by Mike Owen

One of the most misunderstood and easily distorted statistics in Iowa political debate is what the state spends on K-12...

Categories: PK-12 schools

Tagged As: Schools

Posted on 02/16/2021 at 03:05 PM by Mike Owen

Iowa businesses large and small received nearly $70 million from the Research Activities Credit (RAC) in 2020. Taxpayers sent most...

Categories: Budget & taxes

Tagged As: subsidies, Tax credits

Posted on 02/11/2021 at 03:00 PM by Colin Gordon

The decision by Governor Reynolds to lift both the state’s partial face mask mandate and any remaining social distancing restrictions...

Posted on 02/10/2021 at 01:01 PM by Anne Discher

A House subcommittee approved an education bill Tuesday that would punish Iowa school districts by taking away funding if they...

Posted on 02/02/2021 at 04:53 PM by Mike Owen

Iowa’s system of free universal public education does more than prepare students for the future. It also brings communities together....

Posted on 01/28/2021 at 04:16 PM by Sheila Hansen

Early education advocates and business leaders alike are sounding the alarm about the many Iowa families struggling to find and...

Categories: Child care

Posted on 01/16/2021 at 04:26 PM by Anne Discher

Welcome to our first update of the 2021 legislative session. Governor Kim Reynolds opened her Condition of the State address...
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