House focuses on balanced budget and tax code

January 12, 2017

There will be 16 new members for the Iowa House during the 87th General Assembly. During Speaker Linda Upmeyer’s (R-Clear Lake) speech, she noted that Iowa’s tax code is too complex, that bureaucracies should be based on their tradition and not protectionism, and that the state budget should be treated like a family treats its budget. Click here to read her remarks.

House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow’s (R-Windsor Heights) speech included remarks about how Iowa’s economy is overregulated and overtaxed, and the need to set school supplemental aid in the first 30 days of the session. Click here to read his remarks. House Minority Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) highlighted the need to protect women’s rights, voting rights, and worker’s rights.  Click here to read his remarks.