Posts Tagged ‘Iowa’
 

 
Press

Iowa Journalists Play a Key Role in Protecting Our First in the Nation Caucuses

For as long as I can remember, the Iowa Caucuses have been beaten up by members of the national media. Their worn out talking points include that Iowans are not ethnically diverse and that too few people participate in what can...
by Craig Robinson

 
 
winner-loser

Winners and Losers from Gas Tax Increase

A ten-cent increase in the state’s gas tax sailed through the Republican controlled Iowa House of Representatives and the Democrat controlled Iowa Senate on Tuesday. The bill now goes to Governor Terry Branstad, who has indic...
by Craig Robinson

 
 
State-Capitol

Get Ready to Pay More at the Pump – Gas Tax Goes to the Floor Today

By the end of the day, the Republican controlled Iowa House of Representatives and the Democrat controlled Iowa Senate are likely to pass an increase in the gas tax for the first time since 1989. While it’s been 26 years sinc...
by Craig Robinson

 

 
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The push to raise the gas tax doesn’t mean bridges will be fixed

There was an obscure story on the Associated Press wire the other day that points to the reason why raising the gas tax won’t mean Iowa’s bridges will suddenly get fixed. Why? Because there’s no accountabilit...
by Craig Robinson

 
 
State-Capitol

The Great Debates of the Iowa Legislature

The Iowa Legislature has been back in session for a little over a month now. Besides the annual bickering over how much to increase public school funding, the only other topic that has drawn considerable attention is how much t...
by Craig Robinson

 

 
Rick Perry Freedom Summit

Perry’s Rick PAC Hires Four Iowans in Advance of Presidential Run

Four years ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry entered into the 2012 presidential race with a ton of momentum. At the time, the Texas Governor filled a void in the GOP field of candidates. He quickly led in the national polls, raise...
by Craig Robinson