When you want more than a sound bite on a local issue, check our Issue Briefs.
These are our perspective on current issues affecting central Iowans.

Collective Bargaining

Public Sector Health Plans Are Costly for Taxpayers
In Iowa, state law (Chapter 20) provides that public salaries, health....


Asking the right questions
Suppose you set up an automatic withdrawal from your checking account....

Local Government

Tis the season… For cities to decide how they’ll spend your taxes.
Tis the season... For cities to decide how they'll spend your....

Property Taxes

Property Taxes Fund Public Pensions
It’s September – time to pay property taxes!  Most property owners....

Public Pensions

A Lesson on Teacher Pensions
A Lesson on Teacher Pensions

Public Transportation

DART Update 2016: A Property Tax Funded Amenity
For the last two years we’ve looked at DART’s financials, and....

Regional Water

Kudos to Local Water Leaders
A small group of central Iowa water utilities (Des Moines Water....