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Skills Training Available to Iowans

Skills Training Available to Iowans

Iowans looking to develop skills or a technical trade have additional opportunities after actions taken by the Iowa Legislature. The new opportunities are designed to address Iowa ...

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2014 Session Recap: Boosting Iowa’s Job Creation Efforts

2014 Session Recap: Boosting Iowa’s Job Creation Efforts

Iowans looking for help landing a good paying job received a boost after changes to the state’s apprenticeship training program became law. Iowa’s apprenticeship training programs ...

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More Iowans to Qualify for Child Care Tax Credit

More Iowans to Qualify for Child Care Tax Credit

In an effort to help middle class families, the House approved a tax credit to help Iowans offset the cost of child care. The Iowa Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is a refunda ...

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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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