Iowa’s continuing story Lawmakers stack tax system against middle- and low-income Iowans — even with new law Iowa taxes its middle- and low-income families more as a share of income than it does wealthy families, a long-term trend worsened by the 2018 tax overhaul. Full report from ITEP10/17/18 Iowa fact sheet IFP news release
to the middle class in Iowa Latest Cost of Living in Iowa analysis
details opportunities in work supports Nearly 100,000 Iowa working households earn too little for a basic standard of living without public supports beyond health insurance. How can public policy be improved to help them not only get by, but to reach higher? Part 3: Strengthening Pathways to the Middle ClassLATEST News release9/12/18
Unclear water, clear problems Report: Blue-green algae threat grows
— as do water pollution warnings Sometimes the black-and-white data are obscured by blue-green clouds in the water — but the dangers of growing toxins in Iowa water are clear.
Iowa's explosion of CAFOs Rapid growth carries impacts on water quality and public health Iowa should consider major policy changes including a moratorium on new concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that pose growing environmental and health challenges. A new report also recommends revising the failing Master Matrix. Full report1/25/2018 Executive summary or PDF (2 pages)1/25/2018 News release1/25/2018