A bill that won't help...
The Iowa Legislature wrapped up its 2019 session last weekend. One of its final acts was passing a bill that will force cities and counties to take extra action if they want to raise property taxes by more than 2 percent. The new law was passed by the Republican majority, and Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, intends to sign it.
Passage of the bill resulted in new and expanded political arguments between Democrats and Republicans, big cities and little towns, and growing and struggling counties. Some of them are understandable; some are not.
Read the whole editorial column in the May 2 Advance.