Iowa currently faces a skills gap. That’s 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 ...Read More »
Lawmakers Push for Answers on State Income Tax Refund Delays Iowa lawmakers sent a letter to the Reynolds Administration today to get more information for Iowans who have had their state income tax refunds delayed this year. “We’ve been contacted by ...Read More »
Ever since the Governor unilaterally privatized Medicaid in April 2016, the results have been disastrous for Iowa. Iowan’s have been denied critical care, had their services drastically reduced or cut, and in some extreme cases, people have died from ...Read More »
On Friday, March 15, the Legislature hit the second self-imposed deadline to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate, called the “funnel”. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget bills, any bill that has not cleared a House ...Read More »
WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. March 8 – Wed. March 14, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 637 Background Checks. Allows an applicant with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (Office), or an applicant with a participati ...Read More »
Davenport, Iowa – Retired social worker Jean Simpson announced today that she will seek election as State Representative in House District 92, which includes parts of Davenport and the cities of Eldridge, Blue Grass, Walcott, Long Grove and Donahue. ...Read More »
Spencer, Iowa--Arts on Grand executive director, lifelong Iowan, and community volunteer Ryan Odor announced his intent to run for Iowa House District 2 today. The district includes Palo Alto county, Clay county, and parts of Dickinson county. “I’m r ...Read More »
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