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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...

Posted on 01/09/2021 at 04:23 PM by Mike Owen

It was good news this week to learn Governor Kim Reynolds would not pursue her tax-swap plan this session, trading...

Posted on 01/07/2021 at 12:00 AM by David Osterberg

The closing of the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) near Palo leaves Iowa with no operating nuclear power plants. This...

Tagged As: Energy, Equity, Utilities

Posted on 12/14/2020 at 09:40 AM by Anne Discher

A troubling share of Iowa families with children are struggling to put food on the table, pay rent and stay...

Tagged As: Data, Housing, Mental health

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