Iowa View: Congress wrong to leave without extending tax cuts

Congress should be working every day to help create jobs and grow the economy. So why did Congress go home for the holidays without extending three important tax cuts that expire on Dec. 31, making college more expensive for Iowa students …

Local Iowa Legislators back the gas tax

CLINTON — State Reps … Kinney suggested that maybe it should become a negative campaign against those who do vote against raising the gas tax. “The gas tax, I think, is still the the right way to do it. It’s a user fee,” Kinney said.

Iowa officials expect increase in revenue

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel of Iowa budget experts predicted Thursday that tax revenue will rise in the next fiscal year. The Revenue Estimating Conference met to project future state revenue, providing the numbers that Gov. Terry Branstad …

Report: Tobacco tax revenue in Iowa declines 9% over 6 years

A state ban on smoking in … although overall state cigarette and tobacco tax collections remain significantly higher than in the past. First, Iowa implemented the Smokefree Air Act in July 2008, which prohibits smoking in almost all public and enclosed …

Iowa ranked 40th nationally for business tax climate

DES MOINES | Iowa’s tax policies scored poorly in a new state-by-state comparison of business climates, but experts believe that picture will brighten as provisions of a property and income tax relief package approved last legislative session take effect.