Branstad recycles bad flat tax policy

Governor Terry Branstad’s proposal Wednesday to enact an optional flat tax system would overwhelmingly benefit Iowa’s wealthiest citizens at the expense of everyday people, hardworking families, and a state budget that can afford to fully fund vital public services, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (Iowa CCI Action Fund) members said Thursday.

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New report slams Iowa tax code

A new report titled “Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States” by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy gives new momentum to calls for progressive reforms to Iowa’s tax code because the report finds that Iowa’s poorest 20 percent pay more of their family income in taxes than the richest 1 percent, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action Fund) members said January 30.

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