Research Archives for 2014

IFP News: Iowa Paid $36 Million in Research Checks in 2013


Both Deere & Co. and Rockwell Collins have more than $50 million in benefits from this subsidy over the last four years. In 2013, there were 140 corporations that received so-called “refunds” even though they paid no state income tax.

State Policy and Economic Growth


Public investments require public funding. And therein lies the rub. A continual diet of tax cuts deprives state and local governments of the ability to adequately fund public services.

IFP News: Statement on Governor’s Address


Iowans cannot afford new raids on the General Fund when many public services have not been restored to pre-recession levels.

Iowa Budget Dilemma for 2014


Iowa lawmakers must recognize the long-term impact of tax cuts on spending choices. Past choices will force future legislatures to lower investments on critical services on which economic growth depends.