Iowa Policy Agenda 2013
As we look forward to the new year, AFP Iowa is excited to announce our 2013 policy goals.
State expenditures should not exceed state revenue. AFP Iowa will not support any Budget proposal that spends more money than the state takes in.
Iowa ranks 42nd in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. AFP Iowa supports reducing commercial/industrial property tax rates. This will make Iowa more competitive in attracting new businesses to the state.
AFP Iowa also supports lowering residential property taxes that are hurting Iowa families.
Iowa families are feeling the burden of a tough economy. High gas prices and increased taxes are crushing the middle class. AFP Iowa will not support raising the gas tax in the middle of a struggling economy.
Every Iowan should have the right to purchase a private health insurance plan with no additional fee, tax, or penalty from the government. AFP Iowa will not support implementation of health care exchanges in Iowa.
AFP Iowa will fight to require public employees to pay into their health insurance plan like the majority of Iowa taxpayers.