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Tax Credits - State Government is Picking Winners and Losers

Iowa competes with 49 states for businesses and people. What policies will allow Iowa to be more competitive and attract more people, businesses, and entrepreneurial activity?   Iowa is confronted…

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Occupational Licensing Made Easier for New Residents

Two states take a bite out of occupational licensing by allowing reciprocity.   Arizona has led the way by granting reciprocity for out-of-state licenses. Arizona will grant a license “to…

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Tax Credits and Incentives Need Greater Accountability and Transparency

Taxpayers are being forced by the government to subsidize businesses.   State and local governments utilize tax credits and incentives to create economic growth. The argument is made that governments…

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TEF Iowa Hosts Midwest Policy Summit

Five state policy organizations recently met to discuss principles that create opportunity and promote liberty.   TEF Iowa recently hosted and sponsored the second meeting of the Midwest Policy Summit.…

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Can Younger Americans Rely on Social Security?

We are in a Social Security danger zone of over-promised benefits. Will it still be around for younger generations? Anyone below the age of 52 today is on track to…

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The Forgotten Word in Politics: Restraint

It has been almost 100 years since government has shown spending restraint. What can be done to slow down our $22,000,000,000,000 national debt?   The $22 trillion national debt symbolizes…

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Scorecards

County Property Tax Scorecard

Statewide, almost 22 percent of all property taxes paid are for Iowa counties. How do your taxes compare with other counties? Using information from the Iowa Department of Management and…

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City Property Tax Scorecard

Cities collect over 29 percent of all property taxes statewide. How do your taxes compare with other cities? Using information from the Iowa Department of Management and the U.S. Census…

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Visiting Scholars

Education Savings Accounts

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Tax Education Foundation.  They are brought to you in the interest of a better-informed citizenry.…

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Iowa Needs Dental Therapists

The views expressed in these publications are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Tax Education Foundation.  They are brought to you in the interest of a better-informed…

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Owning Our Future