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Veterans Programs Take Hit in GOP Budget

By |2017-04-26T09:17:36-06:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: 2017 Session Information, Featured, Recent News, Veterans|

This year, the GOP-led Legislature reduced support for key programs used by Iowa veterans. One such area that saw a significant shortage is the Veterans Home Ownership program. The program received $2 million for FY 18, a reduction of $500,000. This program provides $5,000 to veterans to be used for house down payments and closing costs. [...]

Honoring Our Veterans

By |2014-11-10T14:54:44-06:00November 10th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recent News, Veterans|

Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11, and it’s a good time to thank and remember all of those who have served. First recognized in 1919, the date commemorates the end of fighting in World War I when an armistice took effect between the Allied nations and Germany at 11 am on November 11, 1918. This year, [...]

Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Deadline July 1

By |2014-06-25T10:09:33-06:00June 25th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , , , , |

This past session, the Legislature approved a measure granting all U.S. military veterans with 100% service connect disability to be exempt from property taxes for their place of residence. In addition, this includes surviving spouses of veterans who died on active duty or died due to their 100% service connected disability. This exemption can be applied [...]

2014 Session Recap: Legislature Approves Majority of Home Base Iowa Initiatives

By |2014-06-09T15:48:41-06:00June 17th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Recent News, Veterans|

The Legislature this year considered multiple proposals to support and thank military personnel, veterans, and their families. As part of the Home Base Iowa Initiative, the Legislature approved exempting military retirement pay from state individual income taxes. This takes effect upon enactment and is retroactive to the tax year beginning January 1, 2014. In addition, the [...]

Honoring our Veterans this Memorial Day

By |2014-05-22T15:51:14-06:00May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , |

Memorial Day is a good time to remember the sacrifices our veterans have taken, and to thank them for their service. This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to support Iowa Veterans and military families. The Legislature passed many of the Governor’s recommendations of the Home Base Iowa Initiative. This includes exempting military retirement pay from state [...]

Iowa Continues Job and Education Assistance for Veterans

By |2014-01-08T18:49:04-06:00January 8th, 2014|Categories: Recent News, Veterans|Tags: , , , , , , |

A new website launched in the state to help Iowa's military find job opportunities. The website, www.homebase.org is a source of job services available to veterans including, job postings, job fairs and educational opportunities, such as skilled training or tuition assistance. The website is funded by outreach support and is a public-private partnership led by Iowa's [...]

Thanking Our Service Members this Veterans Day

By |2013-11-07T16:09:47-06:00November 8th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Recent News, Veterans|

Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th, and it’s a good time to thank and remember all of those who have served.  First recognized in 1919, the date commemorates the end of fighting in World War I when an armistice took effect between the Allied nations and Germany at 11 am on November 11, 1918. Around Iowa, [...]

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