What happened on education during the Iowa legislature’s final week

Randy Richardson has the rundown on how the Iowa legislature’s final actions of 2018 will affect public school districts and…

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Did Windsor Heights, Des Moines improperly advocate for sales tax?

Iowa’s campaign regulator may soon break new ground on interpreting language that forbids government bodies from spending public money for…

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IA-01: Bad news piling up for Rod Blum

Iowa’s most endangered U.S. House incumbent and some of his high-profile policy positions remain unpopular among voters in the first…

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The trouble with sales tax (It’s not just the internet)

As the Iowa legislature considers extending sales tax to internet purchases and some other goods and services that are now…

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IA-03: Poll testing short and sweet messages about David Young

A survey is testing brief, positive messages about two-term Representative David Young in Iowa’s third Congressional district. A respondent took…

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Urban blight….a photo essay

Tanya Keith makes her case for the local option sales tax on the Polk County ballot. Cross-posted from the Hat…

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I’m voting no March 6 (twice if I don’t get caught)

Heather Ryan makes her case against the local option sales tax for Iowa’s largest county. -promoted by desmoinesdem In case…

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Why I support the local option sales tax

A government that does not provide adequate services is more regressive than a sales tax, writes Des Moines City Council…

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No magical economic boom will make Iowa GOP’s tax cuts affordable

Iowa Senate Republicans are barreling ahead to debate a regressive tax plan that would reduce state revenues by 10 to…

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Save the Iowa State Historic Tax Credit

Adapted from a post Tanya Keith wrote for Hat Trick Renovation, the blog for her company, where she works to…

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