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Senate should join House by passing zero-base budget bill

May 21, 2015

By Drew Klein Sioux City Journal Iowa has a spending problem. There’s no silver bullet solution, but implementing zero-base budgeting would go a long way toward reversing the trend of automatic spending increases, which ultimately lead to government waste, inefficiency and higher taxes. Iowa’s spending increases every year with little scrutiny. The debate is framed […]

Tell your Legislator You Deserve a Flat-Tax Option

March 19, 2015

Iowans deserve a simpler and fairer tax code. AFP supports a 4.5% flat-tax option for all taxpayers. Under this system not a single Iowan will pay higher taxes. According to the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency, nearly 39 percent of taxpayers would choose a flat tax, saving them close to $400 million.   If you agree, […]

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AFP-Iowa: Gas Tax Hike Just “Kicks Can Down the Road”

February 25, 2015

Group’s director says the bill is short-sighted and hurts lower- income Iowans.  DES MOINES — Americans for Prosperity-Iowa reacted with disappointment as the House voted to pass a gas tax increase. AFP-Iowa State Director Drew Klein had the following to say: “We’re disappointed that Iowa legislators used extreme tactics to shut down debate and circumvent the committee […]

AFP Launches Major Effort to Stop a Gas Tax Hike

February 03, 2015

Group says a long-term solution is needed to to make roads a priority. DES MOINES — Americans for Prosperity-Iowa announced today the launch of a major effort to stop a new gas tax hike in Iowa. The organization’s 45,000-strong grassroots force is engaging on this issue by contacting their lawmakers and encouraging them to avoid […]

AFP to Obama: Don’t Meddle in Local Broadband Issues

January 14, 2015

DES MOINES — Americans for Prosperity is reiterating its opposition to federal incursion into municipal broadband services, ahead of President Obama’s trip to Cedar Falls to pitch the idea. The organization has been actively opposing efforts by federal agencies to get involved in providing municipal broadband services. AFP Iowa Director Drew Klein released the following statement: […]

Christmas Surprise: CoOpportunity Shows ACA’s Inherent Flaws

December 24, 2014

Americans for Prosperity highlights co-op’s inability to work in spite of excessive funding, top leadership DES MOINES – Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Iowa chapter is responding to today’s story of CoOpportunity Health’s failure and takeover by the state. CoOpportunity was one of several state-based health insurance co-ops created to provide insurance under President Obama’s health care law. […]

AFP Congrats Mayor Corbett for Welcoming Rideshare to Cedar Rapids

December 05, 2014

Cedar Rapids Does the Right Thing While Des Moines Penalizes Entrepreneurship Cedar Rapids, Iowa,  – Americans for Prosperity’s Iowa chapter today congratulated Mayor Corbett for welcoming rideshare to Cedar Rapids while Des Moines contemplates heavy regulations that will hamper job creation and consumer choice. “We applaud Mayor Corbett for welcoming rideshare to Cedar Rapids and […]

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