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Governor Culver Signs Veterans’ Legislation

By |2010-04-08T09:41:28-05:00April 8th, 2010|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , |

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 to be exempted from individual income tax, and Senate File 2175 provides for veteran representation on mental health policy bodies. Below are summaries of the legislation the [...]

Governor Signs Veteran Initiatives

By |2010-03-16T12:24:04-05:00March 16th, 2010|Categories: Veterans|

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 duty. Other initiatives this year to help spouses at home include protecting them from withdrawal penalties if they must leave college mid-term and directing state agencies to help [...]

House Approves Veterans Day Off

By |2010-02-10T22:21:04-05:00February 10th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

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 their service," said State Representative Ray Zirkelbach, D-Monticello, who won approval of the bill and chairs the House Veterans Affairs Committee. According to the [...]

House Committee Approves Time Off For Veterans

By |2010-01-29T10:25:35-05:00January 29th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Uncategorized, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

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, veterans have earned the right to a day off in honor of their service," said State Representative Ray Zirkelbach, D-Monticello, who won approval of the bill and chairs [...]

House Expands Support for Military Families

By |2010-01-26T19:48:33-05:00January 26th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Veterans|Tags: , , |

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 their partner received a military reassignment or deployment. "As Iowa military families face increased deployments and reassignments, I'm proud to provide more support for our men and [...]

Continuing Iowa’s Leadership for Veterans and Active Iowa Soldiers

By |2010-01-21T13:09:38-05:00January 21st, 2010|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , |

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. Democrats pledged to enact new protections for military families and to continue the multi-year, multi-million dollar expansion of the Iowa Veterans Home. "The burdens military families bear for the rest of [...]

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