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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.

Iowa Budget Dilemma for 2014

1/13/14

Iowa lawmakers must recognize the long-term impact of tax cuts on spending choices. Past choices will force future legislatures to lower investments on critical services on which economic growth depends.

Fisher: Last-minute tax deal could put state services at risk

5/25/13

The property-tax reform package will be costly and will challenge cities, counties and schools to deliver what Iowans have come to expect.

Reducing Iowa Commercial Property Taxes

4/24/13

Both proposals are costly, so they affect state services to residents, and both play to a myth about Iowa taxes on business, which are below business taxes in most states already.

Missed Opportunity for Iowa: Governor’s Address Leaves Fiscal Challenges Unresolved

2/8/13
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 1-page PDF The Iowa Fiscal Partnership issued the following statement today about Governor Branstad’s Condition of the State address: “Governor Branstad’s speech today missed an opportunity to bring a spotlight to several critical Read more

Johnson County Examples Illustrate Problems with TIF

11/21/11
New Report Recommends Statewide Reforms to Stop Abuses Full report plus executive summary (15-pg PDF) November 21, 2011Executive summary (2-pg PDF)Appendix (Maps by community) (9-pg PDF)News release below (2-pg PDF)  IOWA CITY, Iowa — Poorly understood, hotly debated and often Read more