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Iowans To Speak Out on Marriage

Iowans To Speak Out on Marriage

Iowans are set to speak at a public hearing tonight in the House Chambers beginning at 6:30 pm on House Joint Resolution 6, the constitutional amendment on marriage.  116 Iowans h ...

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Iowa Students Top National Average on NAEP Science Tests

Iowa Students Top National Average on NAEP Science Tests

Iowa students in the fourth and eighth grades outperformed their peers on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) science test, according to a new report released by ...

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Iowa Business Council Favors Voluntary Preschool

Iowa Business Council Favors Voluntary Preschool

The Iowa Business Council spoke before the Senate Education committee on Monday, to urge lawmakers not eliminate funds for public preschool programs. Elliott Smith told lawmakers ...

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Wessel-Kroeschell Opposes Marriage Amendment

Wessel-Kroeschell Opposes Marriage Amendment

Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell of Ames gave her opening remarks during a subcommittee on HJR 6 in opposition to the marriage amendment that was introduced by House Republic ...

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Iowa Unemployment Rate Down to 6.3 Percent

Iowa Unemployment Rate Down to 6.3 Percent

Iowa's unemployment rate dropped two points to 6.3 percent in December from 6.6 percent in November, reflecting the largest monthly decrease in the rate for the year. The state’s ...

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Republicans Vote Down Effort to Save Preschool for 20,000 Kids

Republicans Vote Down Effort to Save Preschool for 20,000 Kids

Despite hearing from hundreds of parents, teachers, and community leaders about the value of preschool in the last week, House Republicans voted down efforts on Wednesday to conti ...

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Dems Launch Save Preschool Website; Call for Public Hearing

Dems Launch Save Preschool Website; Call for Public Hearing

House Democrats today said ending preschool for nearly 20,000 kids is shortsighted and encouraged Iowans concerned about state budget cuts to participate in a public hearing at th ...

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