Category Archives: Budget

Iowa Has A Choice For Governor

 In a rather surprising editorial in the Des Moines Register last week John and Terri Hale wrote about encounters with former Iowans at various places around the country. After some banter, they said, a common theme came up: An example: … Continue reading

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This Week’s The High Five

As noted before, The High Five is a daily email from Progress Iowa that keeps the public abreast of what is going on in the Iowa Legislature. In this time of Iowa’s Republican domination , it is smart to keep … Continue reading

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Analysis Of Iowa Tax Proposals From Common Good Iowa

Many of you may remember that the old think tank of iowpolicyproject.org updated itself into commongoodiowa.org. As before, they are the gold standard in Iowa for budget and tax policy analysis. With the legislature going full throttle and our news … Continue reading

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Legislature Back Wednesday

Pennsylvania legislator lets loose with a very deserved rant concerning the fact that Republicans in the legislators were positive for corona virus while meeting with Democrats who were never told about the Republicans being positive (12 minutes) This situation is … Continue reading

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Where Did The Money Come From?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post giving my understanding of how the Republican Party (aka now the Trumpublicans) had worked for 40 years to drive the country so deeply in debt that the government could not possibly … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies And A Couple Of Comments

    John Fugelsang has an interesting view on the next election. He would like to see Trump win if only to face the consequences of his reckless economic policies. Much like George W’s policies, Trump has blown a huge … Continue reading

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Backfill Cut Is BS

Editor’s note: This ‘on the money’ rant from a friend landed in my mailbox on Friday morning. It is quite self explanatory You can email your legislator and urge them to vote NO on SF 2081- backfill elimination bill. Backfill? … Continue reading

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Iowa Policy Project Analyzes Senate Budget Bill

As I have said so many times before, when it comes to thorough analysis on things fiscal in Iowa, no one comes close to the Iowa Policy Project and its partner Iowa Fiscal Partnership.   So when the Iowa state senate began … Continue reading

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Is Iowa Owned By The Koch Brothers?

Out of the blue republicans in the Iowa senate once again struck a blow against democracy by rushing a budget bill through sub-committee and committee that will be disastrous for Iowa. In a state that can’t even pay its current … Continue reading

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Get Thee To A Legislative Forum!

Thanks to the Iowa Federation of Labor for this alphabetical listing of forums around the state this weekend and next week. See the next post coming up at 6AM for a list of the current agenda. Des Moines (also see … Continue reading

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