Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Help for First Time Homebuyers

Help for First Time Homebuyers

Iowans looking to purchase their first home will have extra help under legislation passed by the Iowa House.  The bill would allow first time home buyers to set up a savings accou ...

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Protecting and Improving Your Credit Score

Protecting and Improving Your Credit Score

Credit Scores are used by creditors to evaluate the credit worthiness of loan applicants. These scores are three digits that rise and fall based on payment history, repossessions, ...

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Child Care Assistance Helps Grow the Middle Class

Child Care Assistance Helps Grow the Middle Class

The Iowa Legislature is considering a plan this year to help working families continue to work while going to school and still receive assistance for child care.  The goal is to a ...

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Democrats Push to Raise Minimum Wage

Democrats Push to Raise Minimum Wage

Two bills have been introduced in the Iowa Legislature to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 over a three year period. A recent Des Moines Register poll shows ...

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Republicans Work to Shut Down Iowa Wind Energy Industry

Republicans Work to Shut Down Iowa Wind Energy Industry

Iowa House Republicans are working on two bills this week that will shut down Iowa’s growing wind energy industry, which currently employs thousands of Iowans. “Over the last deca ...

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Hall: Build Iowa’s Skilled Workforce

Hall: Build Iowa’s Skilled Workforce

Rep. Chris Hall of Sioux City talks about building Iowa's skilled workforce through job training at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He supports a plan to expand ...

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Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Iowa’s  unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in September from 5.5 percent the previous month. In comparison the 2011 September rate was at 5.9 percent. Also the U.S. unemploy ...

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