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Research Archives for 2016

Another view: Iowa’s ‘Condition’

1/12/16

The path to advancements in education, economic stability and environmental stewardship — as well as other critical areas where strong public policy and institutions are necessary — rests on strong, strategic investments.

No income taxes, big checks from state

2/12/15

Iowa continues to give a lot of money to companies that aren’t paying income tax.

Cementing Inequity: Richest Iowans Pay Lower Tax Rate

1/14/15

In Iowa as in most states, middle- and low-income people nationwide pay substantially more of their income in state and local taxes than wealthy individuals and families.

Number of Poor Iowans Remains High, Income Growth Not Widely Shared

9/18/14

IOWA CITY, Iowa (September 18, 2014) — More Iowans remained in poverty four years after the recession than before, new data from the Census Bureau showed Thursday. 
The American Community Survey (ACS) indicated that 12.7 percent of Iowans — about Read more

Food insecurity: 1 in 9 Iowa households

9/4/14

Iowans with very low food security — their families’ lives disrupted by a lack of resources for food — rose by about half from 2001-03 to 2011-13.

Steps forward in ’14 — more ahead?

5/7/14

Iowa families took a couple of important steps forward in the 2014 legislative session, but those steps paled in comparison to lawmakers’ refusal to address long-term funding challenges for critical services.

IFP News: Statement on Governor’s Address

1/14/14

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

IFP News: Selling Snake Oil to the States

11/28/12

States ranked better by ALEC for their policies actually have done worse economically.

IFP Statement: Tax Credit Review Panel ‘Did Its Job’

1/8/10

“The Governor’s Tax Credit Review Committee … took an important step to make Iowa business subsidies more accountable and transparent.”