Archive 2013-18
Iowa Policy Project/Iowa Fiscal Partnership Reports 2013-18


7/23/18 State of Working Iowa: Wages
7/20/18 Iowa JobWatch: June improvement in Iowa jobs
7/14/18 Blog: A University “for” Iowa, or just “in” Iowa
7/12/18 Blog: Pale “I” on white flag of surrender
7/2/18 Cost of Living in Iowa, Part 2: Many Households Struggle to Meet Basic Needs
7/2/18 Cost of Living in Iowa, Part 1: Basic Needs Budgets
6/22/18 Blog: Tight margin — big difference
6/21/18 Blue-Green Algae: Unclear Water Raises Issues of Danger
6/12/18 Blog: Housing threat to 65,000 Iowans
5/18/18 Iowa JobWatch: Bumpy start to 2018 in Iowa jobs
5/13/18 Blog: Fifteen yards, loss of revenue
5/5/18 Tax plan facts vs. spin
5/3/18 Blog — Tax bill: Know five points
4/27/18 Remember value of refundable EITC
4/24/18 Yet another loophole for Iowa?
4/19/18 SNAP changes: Ignoring what works
4/4/18 RAC: Biggest players win big
4/3/18 Blog: Tuition rising — is anyone surprised?
3/27/18 Tax Policy Kit — Plugging loopholes could boost revenue
3/27/18 Tax Policy Kit — Enhancing tax fairness for families
3/21/18 Tax Policy Kit — Taxing seniors: Retirees benefit already
3/21/18 Perils of a constitutional convention
3/19/18 Tax Policy Kit — Passing through special break for wealthiest filers
3/16/18 Tax Policy Kit — Governor’s plan sets stage for service cuts
3/16/18 Tax Policy Kit — Growing cost, lax oversight of Iowa business tax credits
3/14/18 Tax Policy Kit — Leveling sales-tax playing field
3/13/18 Tax Policy Kit — Costly frills: Extending 529 deduction
3/8/18 Governor's tax cut plan sets stage for service cuts
3/8/18 Fact Sheet: What SNAP cuts could mean for nutrition, food banks
3/7/18 Blog: Don't emulate North Carolina, either
3/5/18 Tax Policy Kit — Myth-Buster: Iowa already competitive
2/28/18 Senate: Rising inequity, less revenue
2/22/18 Blog: Cliff ahead — Learn from Kansas
2/21/18 Give both plans full analysis
2/21/18 Blog: Triggers to drive Iowa down
2/19/18 Blog: SNAP decision could be backward
2/15/18 Big companies erase taxes — take millions in state checks
2/13/18 Governor's Plan: More details needed
2/12/18 Medicaid expansion: Boost to economy
1/25/18 Iowa’s explosion of CAFOs
1/24/18 Kansas poses warnings for Iowa
1/10/18 Opportunity missed in ‘unleashing opportunity’
1/8/18 Get facts on school funding

12/20/17 ’Tis the season of giveaways
11/20/17 Senate plan hurts poor, middle
11/14/17 More debt, inequity and pain
11/6/17 Against the spin: Wealthy benefit most from House plan
10/27/17 Iowa JobWatch: Big one-month drop in Iowa jobs
10/19/17 IFP Backgrounder — Introduction to 2018: Sensible improvements for Iowa tax policy
10/10/17 Drainage districts and nitrate pollution in the Des Moines Lobe and Mississippi River Basin
10/7/17 Iowa Policy Points: Tax Foundation's Waste of Time Index
10/4/17 Brewing tax plan: A lost sense of balance
9/20/17 IFP Statement: Session avoided — keep eye on the ball
9/15/17 Iowa JobWatch: Iowa jobs grow, still at slow pace
9/12/17 IFP News: Iowa health coverage expands with Affordable Care Act
8/28/17 Iowa Policy Points: The Matrix — What if we told you it doesn’t work?
8/22/17 Iowa JobWatch: Revision tempers Iowa job estimates
8/3/17 Iowa Policy Points: Focus on fixing insurance exchange
7/21/17 Iowa JobWatch: Record job boost in June for Iowans
6/28/17 IFP Backgrounder: Senate Health Plan Hits Rural and Older Iowans Hardest
6/22/17 IFP Backgrounder: House Health Care Bill Would Hit Iowa Hard
6/16/17 Iowa JobWatch: Iowa jobs rebound in May
6/6/17 IPP News: Cutting Medicaid Expansion — Huge Cost Shift to Iowa, Other States
5/26/17 Iowa JobWatch: Iowa drops jobs for second straight month
5/16/17 IPP News: House bill jeopardizes health for women and rural Iowans
4/25/17 Iowa JobWatch: March jobs dip, so does jobless rate
3/30/17 Iowa Electric Rates Lower with Wind Growth
3/25/17 Medicaid expansion map for Iowa (county by county, congressional district data)
3/24/17 Iowa JobWatch: Good start to 2017 on jobs
3/22/17 CAFOs and the diminished defense of public health
3/20/17 IFP Statement: Not all tax credits are the same
3/20/17 IFP Snapshot: The Earned Income Tax Credit
3/16/17 IFP Backgrounder — Replacing ACA: What You Need to Know About the AHCA
2/28/17 IPP Backgrounder — Minimum Wage: When Locals Act
2/16/17 Apples to Apples — A Refresher: The Realities of Public-Sector vs. Private-Sector Compensation
2/15/17 IFP News: Research Activities Credit — Millions more of the same
2/3/17 Attacks on collective bargaining: Hidden costs, untold consequences for Iowans
1/24/17 Iowa JobWatch: Slowest job pace since Great Recession
1/19/17 Repealing ACA: Pushing thousands of Iowans to the brink

12/20/16 Iowa JobWatch: Three-month job slump for Iowa
11/22/16 Iowa JobWatch: Two months of job drops
11/18/16 Connecting the dots: Tax breaks and school funding
11/17/16 Assessing Agricultural Policy Implications for the Mississipi River Basin
11/15/16 The Cost of Living in Iowa, Part 3: The Role of Work Supports
7/6/16 The Cost of Living in Iowa Part 2: Many Iowa Families Struggle to Meet Basic Needs
5/16/16 The Case for a Polk County Minimum Wage
5/4/16 Saving Resources: Manure and Water
4/29/16 IFP Statement on 2016 Session
4/15/16 Iowa JobWatch: Jobs up, but slowly
4/5/16 Cost of Living in Iowa 2016 Edition — Part 1: Basic Needs Budgets
3/25/16 Iowa JobWatch: Big bump in the road in February
3/16/16 Grading States: ALEC lauds tax-cutting states
3/14/16 Iowa JobWatch: Good start to 2016 in Iowa jobs
3/10/16 Sales-Tax Sleight of Hand in Iowa
3/8/16 IFP Statement on Governor's Water Diversion from School Sales Tax
3/2/16 The High Cost of Conformity — Coupling Would Dent Iowa's General Fund
2/24/16 Big Money, Big Companies — But Whose Benefit?
2/15/16 IFP News: No taxes, big checks
1/26/16 Iowa JobWatch: Slow month, slow year for Iowa jobs
1/20/16 News: Caution Issued on New (Old) ALEC Report
1/14/16 Grading States: The Lessons of Kansas
1/14/16 News: New website keeps eye on bogus business rankings
1/13/16 Backgrounder: What is the Linn County Impact of a $10.10 Minimum Wage?
1/12/16 IFP Statement: Another view of the ‘Condition of the State’
1/11/16 The Case for a Linn County Minimum Wage
1/8/16 Here a tax break, there a tax break, everywhere a tax break

12/18/15 Iowa JobWatch: Strong Month for Iowa Jobs
11/30/15 Statement: Iowa Jobs Far Short of Governor’s Goal
11/20/15 Iowa JobWatch: Concerns Shawow Uptick in Jobs
11/16/15 Blog: Don't Compound Iowa Tax Inequity
11/3/15 Blog: Privatizing Medicaid — ‘Why?’‘What?’ and ‘How?’ Not Yet Answered
10/20/15 Iowa Jobwatch: Nonfarm Jobs Dip Again
10/13/15 Statement — Iowa Cannot Afford Another Wasteful Business Tax Break
9/30/15 Backgrounder: What is the Johnson County Impact of a $10.10 Minimum Wage?
9/18/15 Iowa JobWatch: Jobs Stumble but Jobless Rate Improves
9/17/15 Poverty Stubborn, Income Stagnant; Good Signs in Health Coverage
9/2/15 Stolen Chances: Low-Wage Work and Wage Theft in Iowa
8/11/15 The Case for a County Minimum Wage
7/27/15 REAP: A Case Study of Stewardship
7/21/15 Iowa JobWatch: Looking for a stronger trend
7/2/15 IFP Statement: Veto words ring hollow
6/19/15 Iowa JobWatch: Job growth ‘painfully slow’
5/27/15 Iowa JobWatch: Conflicting signals in Iowa jobs
4/21/15 Iowa JobWatch: Stronger pace in nonfarm jobs
4/18/15 Who benefits most in flat-tax option bill?
4/9/15 Keeping Ahead of the Kansans
3/27/15 Iowa JobWatch: A bump on the slow path to recovery
3/25/15 More Millions for Millionaires
3/17/15 Iowa JobWatch: Slow-growth start to 2015
3/11/15 Iowa's Problem of Priorities
2/25/15 Balanced Approach: Raise the Gas Tax — Raise the Wage
2/12/15 No income taxes, big checks from state
2/9/15 Iowa: Once a Leader, Now a Laggard on Minimum Wage ($10.10 proposal)
1/27/15 Iowa JobWatch: Positive Note Ends Soft Year in Iowa Jobs
1/14/15 Cementing Inequity: Richest Iowans Pay Lower Tax Rate

12/19/14 Iowa JobWatch: Slow Job growth in November — and the Year
11/21/14 Iowa JobWatch: Job Drop in October
10/29/14 Strengthening Pathways to the Middle Class: The Role of Work Supports
10/21/14 Iowa JobWatch: Job Numbers Inching Forward
9/19/14 Iowa JobWatch: Jobs Rise in August, Still Sluggish
9/18/14 Number of Poor Iowans Remains High, Income Growth Not Widely Shared
9/16/14 Iowa Uninsured at 8 Percent in 2013
9/4/14 Food Insecurity: 1 in 9 Iowa Households
8/31/14 Labor Day Fact Sheet — Iowa: Once a Leader, Now a Laggard on Minimum Wage
8/29/14 The State of Working Iowa 2014
8/27/14 Getting Energized: Wapsie Valley Community Rewarded for Energy Reduction
8/26/14 Iowa Fiscal Partnership — Ten Years of Balanced Analysis
8/18/14 Iowa JobWatch — Beneath Smooth Surface, Job Activity Choppy
7/18/14 Iowa JobWatch — Slow but Steady Growth in Iowa Jobs
7/17/14 A Threat Unmet: Why Iowa's Nutrient Strategy Falls Short Against Water Pollution
7/2/14 Immigrants in Iowa: What New Iowans Contribute to the State's Economy
5/14/14 School Gardens:Raising More than Just Food
5/7/14 Steps Forward in '14 — More Ahead?
4/30/14 How the EITC Hits Home
4/9/14 The Cost of Living in Iowa 2014, Part 2: Many Iowa Families Struggle to Meet Basic Needs
3/13/14 Reducing Cliff Effects in Iowa Child Care Assistance
3/6/14 Big Money, Big Companies — But Whose Benefit?
3/5/14 Iowa: Where Business Taxes are Low
2/27/14 Keep High Quality in High-Quality Jobs
2/26/14 The Cost of Living in Iowa 2014 Edition — Part 1: Basic Family Budgets
2/25/14 Statement on Distributed Generation to Iowa Utilities Board (Osterberg)
2/19/14 The Rich Get Richer: Top Incomes in Iowa, 1917-2011
2/14/14 IFP News: Iowa Paid $36 Million in Research Checks in 2013
1/30/14 Digging Deeper on Frac Sand Mining
1/22/14 State Policy and Economic Growth
1/14/14 IFP News: Statement on Governor's Address
1/13/14 Iowa Budget Dilemma for 2014

12/12/13 Public Pensions in Perspective
12/9/13 Like Falling Off a Cliff: Trying to Get Ahead with the Help of Iowa's Child Care Assistance Program
11/26/13 Child's Play: Creating a Path to the Middle Class
11/13/13 Iowa JobWatch — Special Report — Counting Jobs: A Primer
10/30/13 Managing Water Pollution with Urban Wetlands
9/19/13 Income Down, Poverty Up Since '07
9/17/13 At Doorstep to ACA Implementation, Iowa Sees Decade Drop in Coverage
9/4/13 Food Insecurity Trends Rising in Iowa
8/30/13 The State of Working Iowa 2013
8/22/13 EARN Report: A Well-Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity
7/27/13 IPP Statement: Congressmen Should Help Public Understand SNAP
6/19/13 How SNAP Hits Home in Iowa
5/23/13IFP Statement on 2013 Session
5/16/13 IFP Statement on Tax Negotiations
5/14/13 How the EITC Hits Home
5/8/13 IPP Statement: Iowa Leading the Way on Wind Energy
5/2/13 Backgrounder: Issues Surrounding ‘The Bottle Bill’
4/24/13 Reducing Iowa Commercial Property Taxes
4/16/13 Amid Plans to Relax Limits, Business Tax Credits Grow
4/5/13 Expanding Iowa's Earned Income Tax Credit
3/21/13 Promoting Healthier Behaviors Among Medicaid Recipients (CFPC)
3/18/13 IPP Policy Snapshot: Wind Power in Iowa — Lower Rates, Good Jobs
3/5/13 Minimum Wage: Off the Pace Again
2/28/13 Commercial Property Taxes: Reform First
2/25/13 A $40 Million Budget Hole: Persistent and Growing
2/15/13 Iowa Paid $33 Million in Research Checks in 2012
2/11/13 ALEC’s ‘Tax Myths Debunked’ Misses Mark
1/30/13 Who Pays Iowa Taxes?
1/15/13 IFP Statement: Missed Opportunity for Iowa

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