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State Ends Year with $1 Billion in the Bank; Projects 4.8 % Growth for Next Year

State Ends Year with $1 Billion in the Bank; Projects 4.8 % Growth for Next Year

The state’s non-partisan budget experts met this week and reported the state has a balanced budget with over $1 billion in surplus and reserves. They also expect continued growth ...

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Meet the Candidate: Kirsten Running-Marquardt HD 69

Meet the Candidate: Kirsten Running-Marquardt HD 69

Representative Kirsten Running-Marquardt is serving her 3rd term in the Iowa House of Representatives.  Kirsten was elected in a special election in Nov. 2009 and currently serves ...

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Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Deadline July 1

Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Deadline July 1

This past session, the Legislature approved a measure granting all U.S. military veterans with 100% service connect disability to be exempt from property taxes for their place of ...

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2014 Session Recap: Governor Vetoes $9 Million in Added Money to REAP

2014 Session Recap: Governor Vetoes $9 Million in Added Money to REAP

The Legislature ended the session with  $25 million for the Resource Enhancement and Protection Fund, often referred to as REAP, from annual funding sources this year. In their 20 ...

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2014 Session Recap: Human Trafficking Protections Signed Into Law

2014 Session Recap: Human Trafficking Protections Signed Into Law

The Governor signed new protections for victims of human trafficking into law. Many of these protections will go into effect in July of this year. Senate File 2311 will increase p ...

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Ericson Launches Run for State Representative in District 49

Ericson Launches Run for State Representative in District 49

Nevada educator Kevin Ericson of Maxwell today officially launched his run for State Representative in District 49, which includes most of Story County outside of Ames and the sou ...

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2014 Session Recap: School Funding Not Acted Upon Before Adjournment

2014 Session Recap: School Funding Not Acted Upon Before Adjournment

While approved by the Iowa Senate, several attempts were made this session by House Democrats to set basic funding for Iowa schools, as required by law. The Iowa Senate acted on s ...

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