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Iowa's Revenue Up Another $300 Million

By |2010-10-11T15:22:00-05:00October 11th, 2010|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met today with a  projected increase of $297.7 million in revenue for the budget in the current fiscal year. Because of revenue estimates based upon improvements to both the national and state economies the REC voted to increase its projected revenues. The REC also included that Iowa’s current fiscal year is [...]

Iowa House Communications Internships Available

By |2010-10-07T09:14:07-05:00October 7th, 2010|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Communications Internship Speaker of the House & House Democratic Caucus Description: Interns will work directly with the Speaker of the House and Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Des Moines during the legislative session. They will assist the communications director in a variety of activities including: Press release production [...]

Iowa Ranked 3rd Best Run State in the Nation

By |2010-10-05T09:44:00-05:00October 5th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In a new report by 24/7 Wall St,  Iowa was ranked third best run state because of its low unemployment rate, growing economy after the national recession, and it's access to affordable health care. From the 24-7 Wall St Report: Iowa ranks 7th in education, with more than 90.5% of 25-year-olds having completed high school or [...]

Iowa Wind Energy Development, Creates 600 Jobs

By |2010-10-04T09:15:11-05:00October 4th, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News, Uncategorized|

A report prepared by the Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative (UMTDI) that identified six renewable energy transmission corridors connecting more than 15,000 megawatts of wind development in the region. If fully developed, the lines within these corridors will help realize the full economic potential of the region’s wind and other clean energy resources. Of the six corridors, [...]

State Ends Fiscal Year With Surplus of $335.6 Million

By |2010-09-30T14:27:35-05:00September 30th, 2010|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|

The state officially closed the books for the 2010 fiscal year on Thursday, with a higher than expected surplus of $335.6 million and an additional $419 million in the state’s savings accounts. The Iowa Democrats responsibly balanced the state budget without raising taxes while laying the groundwork for Iowa’s economic recovery, while keeping the state’s savings [...]

High School Students Encouraged to be a Legislative Page

By |2010-09-30T09:03:39-05:00September 30th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Area high school students are encouraged to apply to be a legislative page to learn more about the legislative process in the Iowa House of Representatives for the 2011 Legislative Session. Pages provide invaluable assistance to Representatives and House staff by running errands, delivering messages, and distributing bills and amendments. Pages also “staff” committee meetings and [...]

Wenthe & Thomas Participate in New Campground Opening

By |2010-09-20T11:40:31-05:00September 20th, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

State Representatives Roger Thomas of Elkader and Andrew Wenthe of Hawkeye joined Senators Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington and Bill Heckroth of Waverly at the Volga River State Recreation Area to participate in the new campground opening ribbon cutting ceremony. The new campground at the north end of the Volga River was funded by a $1.5 million [...]

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