Research Archives for 2018

Give tax plans full review


Neither fairness nor adequate funding of state services appear to be the focus of either bill, but let’s give serious analysis a chance.

Big companies erase Iowa taxes — take millions in state checks


Iowa’s lucrative research subsidy cost Iowa taxpayers $66.1 million in 2017, with very large companies once again the biggest beneficiaries and taking at least $38 million in checks from the state without paying any state income tax.

Governor’s budget: More details needed


IFP Statement — IPP’s Peter Fisher: Eliminating federal deductibility and adding sales tax for online sales are good starts, but many reasons to question Governor Reynolds’ plan.

Medicaid expansion: Boost to economy


Iowa’s decision to participate in the Medicaid expansion has not only provided health insurance coverage to tens of thousands of low-wage workers, but also provided an enormous boost to the state’s economy.

Kansas poses warnings for Iowa


IFP News:
Failed tax-cut experiment shows states how not to proceedNew report exposes the danger of supply-side tax-cutting by states

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Jan. 24, 2018) — A new report shows Iowa lawmakers should pay attention to the failed Read more

Opportunity missed in ‘unleashing opportunity’


We start off the legislative session not knowing where the funding will come from to maintain the services we have, with legislative leadership locked into an agenda to drive down those services, and no real sense of how the Governor will protect long-held priorities​ of Iowans.

Get facts on school funding


Iowa’s real performance on school funding is not close to what the Governor is advertising.