Iowa’s Leading a Flat Tax Revolution

Iowa’s Leading a Flat Tax Revolution

A flat tax revolution is sweeping the states. Iowa, Mississippi, Georgia, Arizona, and Idaho have all enacted legislation to move toward a flat income tax rate. “In more than a century of state income taxes, ...
Removing Economic Handcuffs Through Regulatory Reform

Removing Economic Handcuffs Through Regulatory Reform

Regulations are a necessary part of society, but too much regulation can hinder economic growth and prosperity. Lowering tax rates, limiting spending, and eliminating burdensome regulations was the Trump Administration’s formula to produce pro-growth economic ...
Harvest Special

Harvest Special

Only slightly less inspiring than the harvest season in Iowa is the recently reported strength of our state\'s budget and strong fiscal management. ITR Foundation has the details of the final budget numbers for the past fiscal year ...
Iowa FY2022 Exceeds Expectations With Large Surplus

Iowa FY2022 Exceeds Expectations With Large Surplus

Iowa has far exceeded expectations again, as the books are now officially closed on fiscal year 2022. Just over six months ago, Iowa budget experts on the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) forecast state revenues to ...
Into The Abyss

Into The Abyss

ITR Live gets together to talk about Governor Reynolds joining other governors in a lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration\'s student loan forgiven plan. The conversation then turns to our state\'s growing budget surplus, and ...
Conservative Budgeting Continues to Pay Off for Iowa

Conservative Budgeting Continues to Pay Off for Iowa

Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa’s budget will end Fiscal Year 2022 with a $1.91 billion surplus, which follows Fiscal Year 2021’s $1.24 billion surplus. Iowa’s financial position is due to prudent budgeting and fiscally ...
Giving Property Tax Protection “Teeth”

Giving Property Tax Protection “Teeth”

In 2019, Iowa lawmakers passed a property tax accountability and transparency law. Any city or county government with a proposed budget increase of more than 2% above the previous year must now hold a public ...
Way Too Early

Way Too Early

The City of Des Moines plans to give 100% of the revenue from a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district to property developers.  The price tag for this development could reach $1 billion. Is that fair? ...
Runaway Property Taxes

Runaway Property Taxes

This action-packed episode of ITR Live is sure to entertain as we talk about crazy Uber rides, one-of-a-kind BBQ, and the thrilling, action-packed, heart-pounding agenda of a state think tank policy conference. The gang also talks ...

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Harvest Special

Harvest Special

Only slightly less inspiring than the harvest season in Iowa is the recently reported strength of our state\'s budget and strong fiscal management. ITR Foundation has the details of the final budget numbers for the past fiscal year
Into The Abyss

Into The Abyss

ITR Live gets together to talk about Governor Reynolds joining other governors in a lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration\'s student loan forgiven plan. The conversation then turns to our state\'s growing budget surplus, and
Way Too Early

Way Too Early

The City of Des Moines plans to give 100% of the revenue from a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district to property developers.  The price tag for this development could reach $1 billion. Is that fair?