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  • Veterans Programs Take Hit in GOP Budget

    Veterans Programs Take Hit in GOP Budget

    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 ...

  • Honoring Our Veterans

    Honoring Our 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 i ...

  • Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Deadline July 1

    Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Deadline J...

    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 r ...

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

    2014 Session Recap: Legislature Approves Majority ...

    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 Legisla ...

Governor Culver Signs Veterans’ Legislation

Governor Culver Signs Veterans’ Legislation

Governor Chet Culver signed two pieces of veterans’ legislation at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, on April 6. House File 2532 allows benefits from the Veterans Trust Fund ...

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Governor Signs Veteran Initiatives

Governor Signs Veteran Initiatives

This morning Governor Chet Culver signed House File 2110, that will provide unemployment benefits for spouses who must leave their jobs because their partner was called to active ...

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House Approves Veterans Day Off

House Approves Veterans Day Off

The Iowa House today approved a bill that would give Iowa veterans time off for Veterans Day. "After volunteering to serve our country, veterans have earned a day off in honor of ...

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House Committee Approves Time Off For Veterans

House Committee Approves Time Off For Veterans

In a unanimous bi-partisan vote, the House Veterans Affairs Committee today approved a bill that would give Iowa veterans time off for Veterans Day. "After serving our country, ve ...

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House Expands Support for Military Families

House Expands Support for Military Families

In a move to provide additional support for military families, the Iowa House of Representatives voted to expand benefits for spouses who are forced to leave their jobs because th ...

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Bill Summary:Unemployment Insurance for Military Spouses, HF 2110

Bill Summary:Unemployment Insurance for Military Spouses, HF 2110

ftp://iowahouse.org/bills/vetsspouse.pdf ...

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Continuing Iowa’s Leadership for Veterans and Active Iowa Soldiers

Continuing Iowa’s Leadership for Veterans and Active Iowa Soldiers

House and Senate Democratic Leaders announced a legislative agenda today aimed at keeping Iowa's leadership position on issues affecting veterans and active duty Iowa soldiers. De ...

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