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The 85th General Assembly created certainty for Iowa families

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:23 a.m. CDT

The Iowa House focused this session on tearing down obstacles for hardworking middle class families.

We worked to find ways to free Iowans from the harassment of government intrusion into their lives and instead simply allow them to raise their families and enjoy their communities.

The House:

• Created opportunities to make family life more affordable, upward mobility more likely and employment easier to find through family friendly tax changes and targeted investments into education and job training.

Worked for tax reductions that eased the burden on working parents and middle-class taxpayers with the approval of the alternative income tax bill allowing Iowans the choice of a new 4.5 percent flat tax or the current system, whichever is more advantageous for them.

• Protected and pursued tax policies that focus on mobility, security, work and family through the largest property-tax reduction in Iowa history targeting taxpayers and employers.

• Made it easier for families to afford the cost of college tuition by providing the funding necessary to freeze tuition at the regents universities.

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