The renewal of the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (“PPEL”) is on the ballot in November. This levy, the funds from which can only be used for repairs and maintenance of school buildings along with a range of equipment needs,
Adjusted for inflation, state and local government revenues have more than doubled since the 1970s. But state and local politicians haven’t collected nearly enough taxes to pay for the retirement promises they’ve made to their friends in government employees unions.
A Lesson on Teacher Pensions
Pension plans are complicated. This simple, three-minute video explains how teacher pension plans work and how they affect millions of public school teachers.
The Des Moines school district has embraced the continuous improvement approach. It’s making a lot of progress toward eliminating wasteful practices and transforming performance.
Join us! Whether you rent or own, property taxes are likely your single largest state/local tax liability. With property tax bills payable in September, it’s a great time to join the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa to review your own
States and school districts spend more than $50 billion each year on teacher pensions, but they often fail to deliver the retirement benefits participants expect. Chad Aldeman and Kelly Robson reviewed pension plans and projections in all 50 states. They