Dan Dawson

Lawmakers end solar tax credits, leaving 760 Iowans out of the money

BY: - May 28, 2021

More than 750 Iowa homeowners will lose an average of $3,200 each after lawmakers failed to extend a tax credit for solar energy systems. The homeowners qualified for the credit when they bought their systems, many in 2020, and had legally applied for the tax breaks, said Tyler Olson, a former Democratic state representative who […]

Iowa Senate passes tax-cut bill with bipartisan support

BY: - March 17, 2021

Iowa would accelerate planned tax cuts under a bill that won bipartisan support in the Iowa Senate Wednesday but may bump up against resistance both in the Iowa House and the federal government.  Senate File 576 passed unanimously. The bill could accelerate tax cuts approved in 2018 that currently are contingent on state revenue increases. […]

Senate panel chops down plan to raise forest taxes

BY: - March 15, 2021

GOP lawmakers on Monday chopped down a controversial plan that critics said would have raised taxes on Iowa’s private forest land soon after a storm downed 25% of the state’s trees.  Sens. Amy Sinclair of Allerton and Dan Dawson of Council Bluffs said they decided to hold a Senate Ways and Means subcommittee hearing to […]