A 2020 Vision for Iowa

ITR Legislative Issue Guide

Having 20/20 vision indicates a person’s vision is clear and sharp.


Governments rarely operate with this type of clarity. That is why we are working on a prescription to help the state government’s vision. In other words, Iowans deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money and have the freedom to make decisions without unnecessary barriers.


Heading into the 2020 legislative session, policymakers have the opportunity to speed up scheduled tax cuts, make it easier to enter new careers, guarantee support is given to those who are genuinely in need, and increase the fiscal accountability of local governments.


Iowans deserve every opportunity to grow and prosper. When citizens make their voices heard it’s harder for bureaucrats to get away with increasing spending and creating economic burdens.


As new issues come to light in the 2020 legislative session, ITR will weigh in when appropriate as we remain the voice of the taxpayer.

Policy Solutions

Bury the Death Tax

Iowa: A great place to live; not a great place to die.  Iowa is one...

Cut the Rates!

 Individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses vote with their feet. States with a low tax and regulatory...

It’s Just Hair

Iowans don’t need industry insiders forcing months or years of training before starting careers. Example:...

Public Assistance Program Integrity

Are all public assistance program recipients eligible? Iowa doesn't know.  Every dollar lost to waste,...

Taxpayer-Funded Lobbyist Transparency

The Facts: Contract lobbyists are hired by: Cities Counties School Districts Taxpayer Funded Associations  ...

Property Taxes

Most Iowans do not follow their local governments’ agendas on a weekly basis and are...

Regulatory Reform

The Facts: Iowa has 160,000 restrictive terms, such as “must,” “shall,” and “may not,” in...

Open Records Request Costs

Accessing Open Records is Sometimes Difficult Under the guise of “legal review,” some local government...

Donor Privacy

The Facts: Nobody wants their name on a government list. The constitution grants the right...

TIF Reform

The Facts: The origninal intent of TIF was to revitalize blighted areas in a community....

Federal Funds Inventory

The Problem: Roughly half of Iowa's budget consists of money from Uncle Sam. Federal funds...

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