Current Legislative Issues
Four years ago Iowa was running a deficit budget and produced a projected $650m shortfall. Today through responsible governance and holding the line on spending, Iowa is in a position to lower income taxes in the near future. The future of true income tax relief will depend on whether politicians revert to the bad habits of the past or continue to hold the line on spending.
I sponsored and wrote SF 87 which made it a criminal offense to falsely claim military honors to garnish political reward and social gain. To further financially support military families, I also sponsored SF 106 which exempts active military personnel from having to pay income tax while on duty.
In an attempt to protect the taxpayer and create transparent government, I was the first to offer and sponsor SF 139. This established an online searchable database to allow taxpayers to see where their money is being spent.
I have worked diligently to protect the Second Amendment rights of responsible Iowans. In SF 162, SF 263, SF 264, and SF 372 I stood up for the rights of Iowans to protect themselves and their loved ones.