Research Archives for 2016

IFP News: Sales-tax sleight of hand in Iowa


“The precedents being set raise uncertainties for the future governance of our state.”

Iowa Sales-Tax Sleight of Hand


Aside from fiscal impacts, sales-tax proposals and actions in Iowa ignore existing law or voters’ directives, and long traditions in the way we govern ourselves.

IFP Statement: Governor diverts revenue — and attention from choices on water and schools


Economic benefits would result — perhaps more — if the penny sales tax dedicated to school infrastructure spending were not diverted, as the Governor proposes, to other purposes.

High Cost of Conformity


Legislators must decide if a boon to specific Iowans is more important than improving the lives of all Iowans with better funding of schools and other priorities with revenue otherwise lost.