Iowa Republicans likely to oppose key element of governor’s tax plan

Governor Kim Reynolds proposes eliminating federal deductibility as part of a broad tax reform plan, she revealed today during her…

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Five takeaways from the Iowa legislature’s opening day in 2018

The Iowa House and Senate convened Monday with the usual big promises and platitudes about working together to build a…

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Who’s who in the Iowa Senate for 2018

The Iowa Senate begins work today with 29 Republicans, 20 Democrats, and one independent, former Republican David Johnson. I enclose…

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The 17 Bleeding Heartland posts I worked hardest on in 2017

Since I started writing for this website a decade ago, I’ve never worked harder than I did in 2017. This…

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Recognizing Bleeding Heartland’s talented 2017 guest authors

Bleeding Heartland published 140 guest posts by 81 authors in 2016, a record since the blog’s creation in 2007. I’m…

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Iowa set to keep four Congressional districts until at least 2030

The state of Iowa is not at risk of losing a seat in the U.S. House after the 2020 census,…

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Iowa Senate Ways & Means chair concealed role in drafting tax plan

“Not sure who the author is on this one,” State Senator Randy Feenstra wrote to me on December 15, about…

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Exclusive: First look at a costly, regressive Iowa Republican tax plan

Iowa Republican senators are considering a proposal to reduce individual and corporate tax rates and eventually phase out the state’s…

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Why Is Bill Dix Not Resigning?

From the Des Moines Register November 14th, 2016 [embedded content] Sexual harassment by the Republican caucus has been proven in…

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Why Is Bill Dix Not Resigning?

From the Des Moines Register November 14th, 2016 [embedded content] Sexual harassment by the Republican caucus has been proven in…

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