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Nebraska's Ricketts seeks tax cut for highest earners

Jan. 13, 2022 16:32 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed an income tax cut on Thursday for corporations and nearly 419,000 residents whose incomes rise into the state's top bracket. The Republican governor said he would seek to lower the top rates to 5.84%, down from the current...

Iowa governor cancels public events due to illness

Jan. 13, 2022 13:18 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds canceled official activities on Thursday and Friday due to an illness, but her spokesman said she tested negative for COVID-19. Reynolds was absent from the Condition of the Guard address Thursday morning in the Iowa House by Iowa...

Iowa courts system seeks money to hire judges, give raises

Jan. 12, 2022 12:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Chief Justice Susan Christensen on Wednesday called for a nearly 7% increase in the court system's budget for next year in hopes of increasing salaries and hiring judges, attorneys and other staff after a hiring freeze. Christensen made the budget...

Reynolds backs $2B tax cut with changes to income tax rates

Jan. 11, 2022 20:19 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed Tuesday night that Iowa cut taxes by nearly $2 billion by moving to a 4% flat income tax phased in over four years and repealing all state taxes on retirement income beginning next year. The plan would allow retirees 55 and...

Senate GOP leader: Press, teachers have 'sinister agenda'

Jan. 10, 2022 15:41 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Senate president opened the legislative session Monday with an attack on the media and claims of a “sinister agenda” to normalize deviant behavior against children. The Legislature is expected to focus on plans for tax cuts and reforms to...

Tax cuts, education changes among GOP legislative priorities

Jan. 09, 2022 10:25 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature begins the 2022 session Monday with nearly $2 billion in the bank and a strong urge by Republican legislative leaders and the governor to cut taxes. There will be pushback from Democrats and others who will call for spending some of the...

Hanusa runs for state auditor, accuses Sand of 'witch hunts'

Jan. 06, 2022 11:58 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Republican representative said she is running for state auditor, accusing the Democratic incumbent of conducting “political witch hunts" that don't help taxpayers. Mary Ann Hanusa, who represented Council Bluffs from 2011 to 2021, said she would...

Waterloo lawmaker drops campaign for Iowa governor

Jan. 05, 2022 10:27 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo Democratic Rep. Ras Smith announced Wednesday he was suspending his campaign for Iowa governor. Smith, who in June 2021 became the first person to announce his run for governor, cited a “drastic disconnect between the current political system and...

Governor pushes tax cuts, school reforms, work priorities

Jan. 04, 2022 17:16 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that Iowans can expect another round of tax cuts, proposed legislation to prod unemployed Iowans to find jobs and proposals to address a shortage of teachers and child care workers. The Republican governor and legislative...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 04, 2022 07:16 AM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. January 1, 2021. Editorial: A burning issue: Building more natural gas power plants hurts the environment Creating construction jobs and providing returns for investors are not good reasons for going that route. Why is Illinois still...