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Iowa's Revenue Up Another $300 Million

By |2010-10-11T15:22:00-05:00October 11th, 2010|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met today with a  projected increase of $297.7 million in revenue for the budget in the current fiscal year. Because of revenue estimates based upon improvements to both the national and state economies the REC voted to increase its projected revenues. The REC also included that Iowa’s current fiscal year is [...]

Candidate Profile: HD 63 John Sachs

By |2010-10-11T11:47:57-05:00October 11th, 2010|Categories: Candidates 2011, Recent News|Tags: , , |

John Sachs House District 63 Urbandale Contact: 515-276-8939 John Sachs was born on August 15, 1951, in Rockford, Illinois. His parents John and Lorraine are a plant manager (retired) and a BSN nursing instructor (retired). He is the oldest of seven children; three brothers and three sisters. He attended parochial schools in Rockford and graduated from [...]

Candidate Profile: HD 59 Andrew McDowell

By |2010-10-08T09:41:00-05:00October 8th, 2010|Categories: Candidates 2011, Recent News|

Andrew McDowell House District 59 West Des Moines Contact: 515-238-1299 Andrew McDowell grew up on a diversified family farm in NW Iowa - the oldest of four children.  Andrew's father farms corn, soybeans, and a small hog herd near Archer, Iowa and his mother teaches sixth grade language arts in the Sheldon Community School district.  From an [...]

Candidate Profile: HD 54 Carlos Venable-Ridley

By |2010-10-07T12:28:53-05:00October 7th, 2010|Categories: Candidates 2011, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Carlos Venable-Ridley House District 54 Sioux City Contact: 712-276-5121 Growing up in the ghettos of Dallas, Carlos Venable-Ridley quickly identified ways to overcome obstacles with a how-to-succeed mentality. After delaying his own education and putting two brothers through college, Carlos received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University in 1995, and later earned a [...]

Iowa House Communications Internships Available

By |2010-10-07T09:14:07-05:00October 7th, 2010|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Communications Internship Speaker of the House & House Democratic Caucus Description: Interns will work directly with the Speaker of the House and Democratic members of the Iowa House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Des Moines during the legislative session. They will assist the communications director in a variety of activities including: Press release production [...]

Candidate Profile: HD 52 Danuta Hutchins

By |2010-10-06T09:12:47-05:00October 6th, 2010|Categories: Candidates 2011, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Danuta Hutchins House District 52 Storm Lake Contact: 712-732-6779 Danuta Hutchins was born in 1940 in Warsaw Poland. She became a naturalized U.S.A. citizen in July 1976. As a young child, Danuta experienced the ravages of the Nazi occupation of Poland, merciless reprisals after the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, and the subsequent persecutions of her father [...]

Iowa Ranked 3rd Best Run State in the Nation

By |2010-10-05T09:44:00-05:00October 5th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In a new report by 24/7 Wall St,  Iowa was ranked third best run state because of its low unemployment rate, growing economy after the national recession, and it's access to affordable health care. From the 24-7 Wall St Report: Iowa ranks 7th in education, with more than 90.5% of 25-year-olds having completed high school or [...]

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