Property Taxes Rise as Cities Suffer From Mission Creep

It turns out that defining the proper role of local government, deciphering between wants and needs, and frustrated property taxpayers are not dynamics that are unique to Iowa.  Our friends at

The Cardinal Institute in West Virginia are working through those same issues in their state.  In a recent article, Cardinal’s…

Iowa Should Look to Ohio in Advancing Pro-Growth Regulatory Reform

Ohio passed a bill resulting in a 30 percent reduction of regulations by 2025 making Ohio’s businesses more competitive and spurring economic growth. Policymakers in Iowa should look to this as a model that further reform can be built upon.

Governor Kim Reynolds is prioritizing…

Property Taxes

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ITR Live Podcast

Alan Ostergren from the Kirkwood Institute is back on the program, becoming ITR Live’s first three-time guest. Alan has in-depth analysis of the Iowa Supreme Court’s recent decision in LC Power v. State of Iowa, which could have wide-reaching implications for how the Legislature conducts business, and possibly for the separation of powers between the branches of government.

About ITR Foundation

Let’s be honest, big government is big bureaucracy, and common sense tells us big bureaucracy is ineffective. That’s why ITR Foundation works to:

  • Research principled solutions
  • Educate Iowans about our solutions
  • Activate Iowans in support of our solutions

By applying the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and the rule of law to public policy, we can ensure all Iowans will have the opportunity to succeed.

Making a Difference

ITR Foundation set the policy groundwork for many recent taxpayer victories in Iowa:

  • A 3.9% flat individual income tax rate by 2026
  • Elimination of income taxes on retirement income
  • Elimination of inheritance tax
  • Creating a path to reduce corporate income tax to 5.5%
  • Phasing-out special tax incentives in the corporate tax code

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