Independent Analysis and Information on Iowa Tax and Budget Issues

Food security improved for low-income Americans following improvements in SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) in the Recovery Act.

See report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Looking Behind the Curtain
Unveiling the Problem of Tax Expenditures in Iowa

Iowa spends millions of dollars with virtually no accountability in an attempt to encourage economic development, according to a new report that calls for more public and legislative scrutiny. The spending is through “tax expenditures,” provisions in tax law that give special preferences to certain activities and cause a loss of tax revenue.

Read the press release, executive summary and full report.

A joint effort of the Iowa Policy Project and the Child & Family Policy Center (logos).