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Research Archives for 2019

Bad trend: Tuition share doubles

10/24/19
In 30 years, the share of public higher-education financed by tuition has doubled in Iowa. Meanwhile, total state support for higher education fell 22 percent.

Pushing local services, workers aside

4/22/19
Whatever happens on the pension side of this property tax limitation bill, Iowans should not miss the significant consequences for local public services.

Undermining democracy: local finance straitjacket

3/21/19
Despite stable city and county property taxes in Iowa, a proposal in the Legislature would impose unprecedented state control over local decisions.

Iowa’s generous breaks on inheritance

3/12/19
Eliminating Iowa's inheritance tax would cut $90 million worth of services. Yet already, the tax does not exist for spouses, children and grandchildren.

Business breaks as usual

2/14/19
Companies received $42 million in research tax credit checks in 2018 without paying any Iowa corporate income tax.

What the Governor didn’t say

1/15/19
Governor Reynolds’ Condition of the State address was upbeat, but exceedingly short on specifics of issues critical to the prosperity of Iowans.