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  • Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes Law

    Prevention of School Lunch Food Shaming Becomes La...

    The Governor has signed into law a bill preventing practices that shamed students in school, if they could not pay their lunch debt. Iowa has become the ninth state to pass a law p ...

  • Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanctuary Cities” into Law

    Governor Privately Signs Anti-Immigration “Sanct...

    Last week, Governor Reynolds privately signed a controversial anti-immigration bill into law which takes effect July 1, 2018. While the bill is designed to ban so-called “sanctuary ...

  • Free Fishing Weekend in June

    Free Fishing Weekend in June

    With the weather getting nicer people are excited to get outdoors to fish. People fishing over the age of 16 must have a valid Iowa fishing license. Fishing licenses for Iowa resid ...

  • 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 ...

Des Moines Register Editorial: Iowa Economy in Good Shape

Des Moines Register Editorial: Iowa Economy in Good Shape

In a recent editorial,  the Des Moines Register noted Iowa's sound economic state.  Signs are pointing to a stronger Iowa economy. Iowa added 15,400 jobs in the first three months ...

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Rep Kressig Named Iowa State Reserve Law Officer's 2010 Legislator of the Year

Rep Kressig Named Iowa State Reserve Law Officer's 2010 Legislator of the Year

The Iowa State Reserve Law Officers Association honored State Representative Bob Kressig with their 2010 “Legislator of the Year” award on September 8, 2010.  The award ceremony w ...

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Five Iowa Schools Named 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools

Five Iowa Schools Named 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools

The Iowa Department of Education announced today that five Iowa public schools have been identified by the U.S. Department of Education as 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools. The Iowa schoo ...

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Iowa Recognized as New Hot Spot for Jobs

Iowa Recognized as New Hot Spot for Jobs

A  new article recently appeared in AOL Jobs touting Iowa and surrounding states as the new "brain belt". The ability to bring in newly graduated young people to the area to take ...

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Upcoming Small Business Webinars

Upcoming Small Business Webinars

A new initiative to help small businesses grow and expand, Iowa’s Small Business Loan Program, started August 1, and the University of Northern Iowa is hosting a series of webinar ...

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Iowa Noted for Low Unemployment Rate

Iowa Noted for Low Unemployment Rate

Yahoo Finance recently released the top ten states with low unemployment rates. Iowa showed up at number 10 on that list with a 6.8% unemployment rate, under the national average ...

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Curt Hanson Day

Curt Hanson Day

One year ago today, House Democrats and Curt Hanson won a surprise victory against the House Republicans and Stephen Burgmeier. It was clear that the Republicans thought they were ...

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