Sunday, April 22, 2018

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  • Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

    Protecting Iowa’s Veterans from Fraud

    A bill was signed into law this week that would help protect Iowa’s veterans from fraud. The bill, Senate File 2200, takes steps to safeguard veterans from organizations wanting to ...

  • 2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18

    2018 Weekly Bill Tracking, Thurs. April 12 – Wed...

    WEEKLY BILL TRACKING Thurs. April 12 – Wed. April 18, 2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RESEARCH STAFF Appropriations HF 2429       Transportation Budget. Appropriates a total of $380,792,669 ...

  • State Budget Remains Uncertain

    State Budget Remains Uncertain

    The scheduled date of adjournment has come and gone for the Iowa Legislature, but there is still a lot of work that remains on the state’s budget. The Iowa House took the first ste ...

  • Inside the Iowa House: Session Goes Into Overtime

    Inside the Iowa House: Session Goes Into Overtime

    The 2018 Legislature was scheduled to adjourn on Tuesday, April 17 but it won’t happen anytime soon.  That’s because another week has gone by and GOP leaders who control both the H ...

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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Boosting Iowa’s Middle Class

Boosting Iowa’s Middle Class

The foundation of our economy is rooted in the strength of the middle class. The last decade has been especially tough for the middle class with stagnant wages that have not kept ...

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Education Key to Growing Skilled Workforce

Education Key to Growing Skilled Workforce

The future of Iowa’s economy depends on a highly skilled workforce that is ready to compete with workers from around the globe. Iowa can compete and win in this global economy as ...

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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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