Monday, June 26, 2017

Category: Jobs & Economy

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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 ...

Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Laws Changed

Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Laws Changed

Iowa workers injured on the job would receive less medical care and benefits under a plan approved by Republican lawmakers this year. For around 100 years the Iowa’s workers’ comp ...

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Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

Law Enforcement, Teachers, Nurses Lose Voice in the Workplace

Despite objections from thousands of Iowans, Republicans at the State Capitol unraveled 40 years of teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, and other working Iowans having a voic ...

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Bill Lowers Wages for 65,000 Iowans

Bill Lowers Wages for 65,000 Iowans

Instead of raising wages, Republican lawmakers approved a bill this year to lower wages for 65,000 Iowans. After waiting for Iowa lawmakers to act for nearly a decade, four Iowa c ...

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Seven Weeks in to Session, Republicans Still Breaking Promises to Create Jobs

Seven Weeks in to Session, Republicans Still Breaking Promises to Create Jobs

Today House and Senate Democratic Leaders pointed out that the Republicans in charge of state government continue to break promises to create jobs and increase family incomes. “In ...

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Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans Reward Special Interests; Take Away Rights from Iowans

Republicans will stop at nothing to reward corporate special interests while ignoring the hard-working Iowans in their own districts. Thousands and thousands of Iowans have contac ...

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Help for First Time Farmers

Help for First Time Farmers

Iowans wanting to get into agriculture must overcome numerous hurdles. In order to keep Iowa’s agricultural economy strong, we must ensure that first time farmers have the resourc ...

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Iowa’s Community Colleges Provide Good Economic Return

Iowa’s Community Colleges Provide Good Economic Return

A new report shows community college career and technical education programs provide a good economic return for Iowans earning a degree. The "Iowa Community Colleges Education Out ...

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