Thursday, November 15, 2018

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  • Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every ...

  • Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory Before Election

    Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory B...

    The Iowa Judicial Branch released background information and professional qualifications of each judge up for judicial retention this year called the Voters Judicial Directory.  Th ...

  • Fall Trout Stocking

    Fall Trout Stocking

    Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state.  During the months of October and November, the DNR will release 1, ...

  • Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

    Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to prevent suicide in Iowa. The money will be used to implement the “Zero Suicide” model acros ...

Renewal for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Begins

Renewal for Iowa Health and Wellness Plan Begins

Iowans who received health insurance through the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan this year have now started the process of renewing their membership for next year. Every twelve mont ...

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Protecting Seniors, Children and Vulnerable Iowans

Protecting Seniors, Children and Vulnerable Iowans

Iowa’s older population is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. In the next three years alone, Iowa’s over 60 year old population is set to increase by 2.6% in Iow ...

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Re-Vitalizing Rural Iowa

Re-Vitalizing Rural Iowa

Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population. We all must work together to re-populate rural Iowa and capitalize on the stre ...

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2014 Session Recap: Medical Cannabidiol Bill Signed Into Law

2014 Session Recap: Medical Cannabidiol Bill Signed Into Law

After bipartisan votes in both the House and Senate, a bill to allow parents of children with intractable epilepsy suffering from constant seizures to use medical cannabis medicin ...

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Bill Summary: SF 2239 Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse

Bill Summary: SF 2239 Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse

Bill Summary “Older individual,” for protection throughout the bill, is defined as an individual 60 years of age or older. The bill created an Elder Abuse Resource and Referral Pr ...

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Rep. Wessel-Kroeschell Speaks about Women’s Health in Rural Iowa

Rep. Wessel-Kroeschell Speaks about Women’s Health in Rural Iowa

Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell of Ames spoke to the Iowa House on Tuesday about women's health. House File 2175 is a bill limiting the access to women's healthcare needs vi ...

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EMS/Firefighter Tax Credits Available

EMS/Firefighter Tax Credits Available

Volunteer fire fighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel (EMTs) are reminded to apply for a $50 Iowa income tax credit on their 2013 taxes. The credit is intended to compe ...

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