Thursday, June 29, 2017

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  • Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

    Major Tort Reforms Passed by Legislature

    Several changes to how Iowan’s seek relief in the courts passed the Legislature this session. Major reforms were made to medical malpractice suits, suing for defects in property, a ...

  • FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR IOWA HOUSE

    FAIRFIELD VETERINARIAN PHIL MILLER TO SEEK DEMOCRA...

    Dr. Phil Miller of Fairfield announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination to replace State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield, who passed away recently. “I’m terribl ...

  • Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target Drunk Drivers

    Legislature Passes Sobriety 24/7 Program to Target...

    In an effort to prevent repeat drunk driving offenders, a new program commonly called Sobriety 24/7 passed the legislature this year. The program requires anyone convicted of a cri ...

  • 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 ...

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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Jobs Spotlight: UNI's Metal Casting Center

Jobs Spotlight: UNI's Metal Casting Center

The University of Iowa's Metal Casting Center is a recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance. The Metal Casting Center started p ...

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