Week 10 at the Statehouse

So why is the revenue outlook down? Numerous tax credits are to blame. Tax credits have outpaced general revenue increases by 4:1, and have hurt our budget. I believe the consumables tax credit was underestimated in regard to how widely it would be used.

SF213 – Prepared remarks by Sen. Tod Bowman of Maquoketa

Since this bill was introduced, I have: Received and answered hundreds of emails from my constituents; talked with hundreds of constituents on the street and on the phone; even met last week with a group of six school superintendents. I have also read the bill and talked with my Senate colleagues about the details of the legislation. The bottom line is this: I can’t find a single reason why this bill would be good for the people of Iowa.