Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” devices attached to gas pumps and ATM’s. Senate File 2177 gives consumers that seek credit freezes more options. The bill prohibits fe ...Read More »
Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police officers, firefighters, and teachers. Even before session began, lawmakers have been working to make sure Iowans have a strong retirem ...Read More »
The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources budget this year. The legislature directed $2 million of this funding, though, to state parks ...Read More »
Ever since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in 2016, the results have been disastrous for the people of Iowa. Since this time, people have been systematically denied critical care, essential medical equipment, and have had their services ...Read More »
Iowa currently faces a skills gap because there are not enough workers possessing the needed skills for the jobs available. Right now, 55% of jobs available in Iowa are middle skill jobs. These jobs require more than a high school diploma but not a f ...Read More »
Iowa has become the 9th state to pass a law protecting children from school lunch debt food shaming. Lawmakers in Louisiana and Maine are currently considering bills similar to Iowa’s legislation. Under the bill, the following actions are no longer b ...Read More »
In the closing days of session, Republican lawmakers passed the nation’s strictest abortion ban at just six weeks, which is before many women even know they are pregnant. This ban is clearly unconstitutional and the State of Iowa will have to pay tho ...Read More »
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