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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....
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Education

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

Smart Government. Shared Resources
Here's our response to the Business Record's question, "What one big thing....
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Property Taxes

House Proposes Property Tax Transparency
Property tax assessments hit the mailboxes and the news this month....
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Public Pensions

A Lesson on Teacher Pensions
A Lesson on Teacher Pensions
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Public Transportation

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

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