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1.) Common Sense Tax Reform

We already have a great story to tell:

  • Real wage growth
  • High returns on retirement plans
  • Record low unemployment
  • Record income tax cuts

What’s next:

  • Iowa currently has the nation’s twelfth-highest property taxes and our income taxes can still be more competitive. We will continue our work to be sure you can keep more of your hard-earned dollars and Iowa’s economy can continue its upward trajectory.

     Keep Iowa Moving…

  • Senator Nunn supports the governor’s Invest in Iowa Act which will cut individual income tax a priority that will generate $540 million in economic activity within the first year of its implementation.
  • Governor Reynolds also proposed a one-cent increase to the sales tax along with a revenue-neutral cut that will allow Iowa families to keep more of what they earn.
  • The Act will fully fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust to improve water quality and quality of life in Iowa. Equally, it will sustainably fund Iowa’s Regional Mental Health Systems, ensuring every Iowan has the opportunity to be healthy and well.

Why it matters: 

  • The Act is based on simple principles often forgotten: state government should be efficient, fund key services Iowans expect, and leave the rest in Iowans’ pockets.
  • Improving our tax code will generate consumer activity, commercial investment, and job creation. A lower property tax makes Iowa even more competitive and attractive to new and existing residents and businesses.

2.) Balancing felon voting with victims rights

Here’s the problem:

  • After a criminal commits a crime, serves time in jail, and has finished their sentence Senator Nunn supports a common-sense process for some individuals to regain their voting privilege.
  • Senator Nunn is working to strike a balance between restoring rights for felons after they have served their jail sentence and ensuring there are consequences in place for committing egregious crimes.

Senator Nunn’s solution:

  • The Senate passed legislation this week that would restore voting rights to some felons upon release while maintaining high standards for regaining the right to vote.
  • The bill requires felons to repay victim restitution in full before their votes would be restored. Additionally, limitations would be in place for crimes too egregious to allow the convicted felons voting rights to be restored.

The reality is simple — DON’T BE A FELON! If you make the decision to commit a crime there will (and should) be consequences.

3.) Who let the dogs out? We did!

Here’s the problem:

  • Iowa currently ranks 49th in the nation when it comes to animal cruelty laws. Our pets deserve protection from malicious actors. Animal abusers must be prosecuted under the law.

Senator Nunn’s solution:

  • Senator Nunn helped lead legislation this week that will make Iowa better equipped to fight against acts of animal cruelty.
  •  The bill improves definitions for acts of abuse and neglect, and enhances penalties for animal torture.

Senator Nunn ensured this bill will not interfere with Iowa farmers as they take care of their animals and supply the world with nutritious and tasty food.

Zach Nunn

Author: Zach Nunn