Steps forward in ’14 — more ahead?

Steps forward in ’14 — more ahead?

IFP News: Statement on 2014 Legislative Session Iowa families took a couple of important steps forward in the 2014 legislative session, but those ...

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Why the tuition freeze matters

Why the tuition freeze matters

A bright spot in the just completed session of the Iowa Legislature is that lawmakers for the second year in a row ...

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How the EITC Hits Home

How the EITC Hits Home

Across the state, the EITC benefits a significant share of households How the EITC Hits Home 1 in 7 Iowa Households Value Working ...

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Reducing Cliff Effects

Reducing Cliff Effects

Changes in child care assistance program could better help lower-income Iowa families meet basic needs. Reducing Cliff Effects in Iowa Child Care Assistance Policy ...

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Steps forward in ’14 — more ahead?

Steps forward in ’14 —

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Why the tuition freeze matters

Why the tuition freeze matters

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How the EITC Hits Home

How the EITC Hits Home

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Reducing Cliff Effects

Reducing Cliff Effects

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    Table3-RACrecip-240 Spending on autopilot — this is the legacy of Iowa’s reckless treatment of what are known as “tax expenditures.” The clearest example is the state’s “Research Activities Credit,” which is a tax credit that in most cases is not used to reduce taxes, but to provide big subsidies to big companies outside the budget process. In 2013, 140 companies picked up $36 million in checks this way — without paying a dime of state income tax. Other taxpayers paid the bill.

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    Iowa’s low business taxes
    Iowa taxes that fall on businesses are lower than the national average — with the corporate income tax rate lower than all but 14 states. Not that you hear that very often in political debate.
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    Almost 200,000 households in Iowa benefit from Food Assistance.
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