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‘If we don’t do it now … this is never going to happen’: Senators advance mental health tax cut

BY: - May 10, 2021

There’s still no agreement between the House and Senate on taxes as both chambers advance mismatched proposals. The Senate held a meeting Monday about Senate File 1276, the tax “compromise” proposed last week by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The House has not agreed to the proposal. Sen. Dan Dawson, R-Council Bluffs, said Reynolds’ plan was “the […]

House tax plan advances amid bipartisan opposition to Senate’s mental health change

BY: - May 6, 2021

Democrats in the Iowa House lined up behind Republicans’ tax proposal for one main reason, Rep. Charles Isenhart said Thursday: “It’s not the Senate bill.” Lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to advance the House tax proposal. The bill would remove triggers for the 2018 tax cuts, phase out […]

House and Senate still far apart on mental health property tax, inheritance tax timeline

BY: - May 5, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Senate Republicans are in agreement on a tax proposal that would shift mental health funding to the state, accelerate income tax cuts and eliminate the inheritance tax. But House leadership is holding back, arguing that more planning is necessary for some major tax changes. Reynolds rolled out her “compromise” proposal at […]

Bill to reduce income and property taxes, change mental health funding passes Senate

BY: - April 6, 2021

The Senate passed a wide-ranging bill Tuesday evening that would change how the state funds mental health services, accelerate tax cuts and reduce tax breaks for preserved forest land. “People need property tax relief. People also come forward, year after year, and say we need a better way to fund mental health,” Sen. Dan Dawson, […]