Shortly after Republican legislative leadership and Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an agreement to provide property tax relief to Iowans, Democrat State Sen. Pam Jochum said she was “glad” to see Democrats and Republicans come together to address one of the “real challenges” facing Iowans.
Here is Jochum’s full statement:
“Spiking assessments and rising property taxes are hitting every Iowa community, and placing heavy burdens on middle-class Iowans – especially our seniors, veterans, and those living on fixed incomes.
“The property tax agreement announced today is an important, needed step forward that will provide real relief for the taxpayers who need it most. Big corporations and the wealthiest Iowans have gotten their tax cuts – it’s about time the middle-class caught a break, too.
“Under this agreement, cities and counties will be able to provide the essential services that Iowans rely on, while also providing transparency to help taxpayers understand what they’re paying and what they’re getting in their local government budgets.
“This has been a difficult and divisive legislative session, but I’m glad Democrats and Republicans are able to come together to address one of the real challenges facing our fellow Iowans.”