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  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, December 8, 2017 11:20 AM
    Steve Zumbach, a Des Moines lawyer and economic development leader, has watched Polk County voters blowtorch several local-option sales tax proposals he and other leaders held up as a chance to move the community ahead with something other than property taxes that were spread thin. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, December 8, 2017 11:19 AM
    Steve Zumbach, a Des Moines lawyer and economic development leader, has watched Polk County voters blowtorch several local-option sales tax proposals he and other leaders held up as a chance to move the community ahead with something other than property taxes that were spread thin. 

  • Friday, December 8, 2017 11:06 AM
    The No. 2 executive in state government told an Iowa tax group Thursday the state's income tax code is too complicated, too costly and in need of modernization to better address the demands and challenges of a rapidly evolving digital economy. 

  • Friday, December 8, 2017 11:04 AM
    The unfunded liability of Iowa's largest public employees' pension fund has increased to almost $7 billion amid recent actuarial changes that reflect lowered expectations for future investment gains, according to a report issued Thursday.

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:56 PM
    Iowa is one of 13 states that banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. 

  • Friday, December 1, 2017 11:28 AM
    Approximately 150 county auditors and staffers recently attended training on cybersecurity and elections. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:06 PM
    In an effort to close the gap between federal funds that support low-income housing and the actual costs of the programs, the city of Des Moines is weighing whether to turn its housing agency over to a private operator and seeking financial help from other Polk County cities.

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:53 PM
    Thomas Murphy, pictured, of West Des Moines will fill the vacancy in Iowa Judicial District 5A that was left by the retirement of Judge Gregory Hulse, according to a release from the office of Gov. Kim Reynolds. 

  • BY TAM KENNEDY
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:27 PM
    As we head into the busy holiday season, tax reform is top of mind for nearly every small-business owner in Iowa. 

  • BY JOHN SORENSEN | President and CEO, Iowa Bankers Association
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:26 PM
    Congress is working to pass fundamental tax reform for the first time in 30 years. Tax reform's goals include lowering rates and broadening the tax base to stimulate economic growth. 

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 11:34 AM
    The city of Johnston is asking for public comment on a mixed-use redevelopment area that includes City Hall and has been under consultants’ microscopes for the last year.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:33 PM
    Operation Downtown has proposed a $15,000 to $20,000 overhaul of a dicey area under the Ninth Street viaduct, with plans to use public art to make the area under the north end of the bridge safer and more appealing.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:29 PM
    The proposed police station on the old Dico Inc. site prompted a range of questions from Des Moines City Council members at a workshop this week.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, November 20, 2017 2:08 PM
    A consulting team led by RDG Planning & Design this morning recommended the city of Des Moines build a $160 million police complex on the north end of the Dico Inc. Superfund site near Martin Luther King Parkway and Fleur Drive.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, November 20, 2017 2:08 PM
    A consulting team led by RDG Planning & Design this morning recommended the city of Des Moines build a $160 million police complex on the north end of the Dico Inc. Superfund site near Martin Luther King Parkway and Fleur Drive.

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