1.8 Billion Reasons for Taxpayer Relief

1.8 Billion Reasons for Taxpayer Relief

  Did you know the state of Iowa has a fund called the Taxpayer Relief Fund? It’s true, that’s the actual name. While we are fans of almost everything with “tax relief” in its name, ...
Ask the Economist

Ask the Economist

  ITR Foundation Deputy Director Walt Rogers recently interviewed Dr. Ernie Goss, a professor of economics at Creighton University Heider College of Business. They covered many topics facing our economy today. Among them were: Supply ...
Tax Reform Is on the Move

Tax Reform Is on the Move

Pro-growth tax reform is on the move in several states. This year 14 states have enacted tax reforms, which would have been unheard of just a year ago. The good news about tax reform doesn’t ...
The 2023 Conservative Iowa Budget

The 2023 Conservative Iowa Budget

The Conservative Iowa Budget helps limit government spending so that there are more opportunities for tax relief and for widespread prosperity for Iowans now and for generations to come. ...
Parents: “We’re Not Really On Board with Some of These Things”

Parents: “We’re Not Really On Board with Some of These Things”

ITR Foundation Deputy Director Walt Rogers had a great interview discussing education with Jeff Stein on 1540 KXEL this week. Here is some of what Walt had to say: Connecting school choice to taxes: \"If ...
Governor Kim Reynolds Stands with Parents and Educational Freedom

Governor Kim Reynolds Stands with Parents and Educational Freedom

“School choice shouldn’t be limited to those who have the financial means or are lucky to live in a district that’s confident enough to allow open enrollment. So, let us make choice an option for ...
Will we have Turkeys for Thanksgiving and Toys for Christmas?

Will we have Turkeys for Thanksgiving and Toys for Christmas?

When will the supply chain crisis be resolved? Americans are being told that they will just have to “deal” with empty store shelves and are starting to realize that “Build Back Better” is more of a ...
Disappointment for the Tax and Spend Crowd

Disappointment for the Tax and Spend Crowd

Nothing from the local elections here in Iowa, nor races across the country, will have changed the perception that this political environment is toxic for those who want to push a tax and spend agenda. ...
Remembering Warren G. Harding: The Original America First President

Remembering Warren G. Harding: The Original America First President

The Republican Ascendancy of the 1920s is associated with a return to conservative politics with the presidential administrations of Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. Warren G. Harding, who was elected President in ...

Videos

Parents Look to Take Back Local Schools

Parents Look to Take Back Local Schools

Parents are fed up with mask and vaccine mandates, gender and race issues in our local schools.  Citizens across Iowa are stepping up and running for their local school boards to take them back. Recently, ...
Iowa Needs School Choice

Iowa Needs School Choice

Mask mandates are the latest controversy in a series of events that has parents up in arms over what is best for their children. Recently, TEF Iowa Deputy Director Walt Rogers spoke with Jeff Angelo ...
Reducing Spending Without Sacrificing Services

Reducing Spending Without Sacrificing Services

In many communities across Iowa, local governments continue to ask for more property tax dollars, claiming that critical infrastructure and services will deteriorate without an increase. So, is it possible to reduce spending without sacrificing ...