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Posts by Mike Owen

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 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 02/02/2021 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 01/09/2021 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 11/24/2020 at 12:00 AM by Mike Owen

Nearly 215,000 Iowans have been confirmed with the coronavirus in the COVID-19 pandemic, which is claiming both lives and livelihoods...

Categories: Covid-19

Tagged As: Data

Posted on 03/04/2020 at 07:03 PM by Mike Owen

The only “historic” note in the latest school-aid deal is the defiance of Iowa’s tradition of commitment to education. To...

Categories: PK-12 schools

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