Eliminating State Income Tax ‘Non-Starter’ For House Democrats

Des Moines, Iowa — House Democratic Leader Jennifer Konfrst says the 2024 Iowa legislature should focus on improving access to child care and affordable housing rather than another round of tax cuts.

The state income tax accounts for about 46 percent of current state revenue. Republicans are considering getting rid of the state’s personal income tax and Konfrst says that’s a non-starter with Democrats.

Konfrst says the latest data shows Iowa will be short 25-thousand housing units by the end of the decade and it’s time for the state to be more creative in supporting affordable housing.

Konfrst asks. She says Democrats also support zoning changes and incentives that would help convert vacant commercial space into housing. The 2024 Iowa legislature convenes Monday, January 8th.  


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