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Research Archives for 2017
Dangerous change to Iowa Constitution
Proposed amendment undercuts state’s ability to meet responsibilities to Iowans
By Peter Fisher
A constitutional amendment to cap state spending — approved by the Senate and soon to be considered in the House — is Read more
The bill treats all tax credits as if they are the same. They are not. This false equivalency ignores the fact that these credits, some with refundability, were all created for different purposes and produce different results.
Moral Mondays Iowa presentation
Peter Fisher and Mike Owen of the Iowa Policy Project spoke on behalf of the Iowa Fiscal Partnership on March 13 at the weekly Moral Mondays Iowa! event at the State Capitol. View the slideshow below Read more
It is really time to examine whether this is a wise use of what legislators tell us are scarce resources.
Repealing the ACA without an adequate replacement jeopardizes the health care coverage and economic well-being of the most vulnerable Iowans.
What legislators pleading low revenues seldom admit is that their dilemma is largely self-inflicted. Revenues given away are revenues that cannot be used to invest in schools.
Iowa’s expansion of Medicaid has increased access to health care for thousands. These latest census findings set a baseline for an evaluation of the impact of privatization of Medicaid that Governor Branstad imposed this year.
When the 2016 session began, Iowa faced a host of critical challenges. This session has done little to ease any of the major concerns, and nothing to meet them for the long term.
“The precedents being set raise uncertainties for the future governance of our state.”
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.