Monday, June 26, 2017

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  • Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms - speci ...

  • New Laws Taking Effect July 1

    New Laws Taking Effect July 1

    With the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, a host of new laws will take effect on July 1 relating to public health, workforce, and public safety. Lawmakers took action this ses ...

  • Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

    Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created...

    The legislature made several changes to stop domestic abuse this session, including mandatory minimums for repeat offenses of domestic abuse and better tracking and monitoring of a ...

  • Criminal Justice Reforms Sent to Governor

    Criminal Justice Reforms Sent to Governor

    Significant criminal justice reform measures were passed by the legislature this year. Senate File 445 will bring the penalties for crack cocaine offenses more in line with powder ...

National Model to Boost Student Achievement Under Review

National Model to Boost Student Achievement Under Review

Three years after the Legislature raised standards in schools to boost student achievement and ensure kids are prepared for jobs in today’s global economy, the Iowa Department of ...

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State Energy Program Announces Additional $2 Million in Funding

State Energy Program Announces Additional $2 Million in Funding

The Office of Energy Independence has increased the total amounts available for State Energy Grants from $ million to $6 million due to high demand for projects in the public and ...

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CNBC Ranks Iowa #1 in Cost of Doing Business

CNBC Ranks Iowa #1 in Cost of Doing Business

Iowa was ranked #1 for "Cost for Doing Business" because of it's low tax burden, including individual income and property taxes, and business taxes on company's who are considerin ...

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Iowa Ranked 2nd in the Country for Volunteering

Iowa Ranked 2nd in the Country for Volunteering

Iowa was ranked second in the country, with over 38.7% of Iowa residents volunteering in 2009. With Iowans volunteering an average of 47 hours annually this surpasses last year’s ...

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Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Iowans Killed In The Workplace

Workers' Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Iowans Killed In The Workplace

Iowans will gather Wednesday, April 28, 2010 to pay tribute and to reflect upon the lives of the Iowa workers who lost their lives in 2009 while at work. Fallen workers will be re ...

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Forbes: Des Moines is the Best For Business

Forbes: Des Moines is the Best For Business

According to Forbes Magazine, Des Moines is the best place for business in the country: The Great Recession ravaged almost every big city across the United States in 2009. Home pr ...

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Adjutant General Timothy Orr delivers Condition of the Guard Address

Adjutant General Timothy Orr delivers Condition of the Guard Address

If you would like to see the transcript of the Condition of the Guard Address delivered by Orr click here. ...

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