Iowa Fiscal Partnership / 2014
Research Archives for 2014
Over half the jobs in Iowa pay less than what is needed by many families to achieve basic self-sufficiency. Work support programs are important — but “cliffs” in those programs can send a family’s total resources plummeting with even a small increase in income.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (September 18, 2014) — More Iowans remained in poverty four years after the recession than before, new data from the Census Bureau showed Thursday.
The American Community Survey (ACS) indicated that 12.7 percent of Iowans — about Read more
Even with better health insurance coverage than most states, a quarter of a million Iowans were without insurance in 2013. Public policies now in place — including Obamacare — should reduce that.
Iowans with very low food security — their families’ lives disrupted by a lack of resources for food — rose by about half from 2001-03 to 2011-13.
Serious attention to issues means not being distracted by who has or who does not have the reins of power. Our business is the arena of issues, not of party politics.
Iowa families took a couple of important steps forward in the 2014 legislative session, but those steps paled in comparison to lawmakers’ refusal to address long-term funding challenges for critical services.
Across Iowa, the EITC benefits a significant share of households.
Eligibility reforms can assure that child care assistance helps families who are still well below the income level needed to support basic needs.
Designed to support start-up companies to do research, this costly program primarily benefits very large companies, with little scrutiny.
Whether we are looking at the entire range of taxes that fall on businesses or just the corporate income tax, the fact is that business taxes in Iowa are low.