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John Hendrickson

John Hendrickson

John Hendrickson is policy director for Tax Education Foundation of Iowa, a public policy think tank. He also serves as an adjunct professor of history at Regent University.

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Public service above all: Remembering the remarkable life of President Herbert Hoover

By: - August 10, 2021

August 10 marks President Herbert Hoover’s 147th birthday. Today, Herbert Hoover is often forgotten or if he is remembered, it is usually in the context of the Great Depression. However, the story of Herbert Hoover is remarkable, and it is symbolic of the spirit of the United States. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people and businesses […]

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Iowa should consider Nebraska’s process for reviewing licenses and boards

By: and - March 6, 2021

Last year, the Iowa Legislature passed, and Gov. Kim Reynolds signed, a historic occupational licensing reform measure. Policymakers have an opportunity to build upon the significant occupational licensing reforms by requiring a review process for licenses and boards. The current law allows for universal recognition of out-of-state licenses, waives licensing fees for low-income individuals, and […]