Sunday, June 24, 2018

Continuing to Support Iowa’s Veterans

This year, the Iowa Legislature continued to thank and support Iowa’s veterans and their families for the services ...

Legislature Creates More Protections for Consumers

Iowa lawmakers enacted several new consumer protections this year, including credit security freezes and “skimming” ...

Retirement Systems in Iowa Remain Strong

Iowa currently maintains four retirement systems in the state for Iowans who work in various careers such as police ...

REAP Funded at Lowest Level in Over a Decade

The Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, was funded at $12 million in the Agricu ...

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Tuition Increase Lowest Since 1980

Tuition Increase Lowest Since 1980

The Iowa Board of Regents gave their first approval today to a 3.2 tuition increase at state universities next year, the lowest increase since 1980.   Keeping tuition affordable at our state univerisities was one of the top priorties of Democrats in ...

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Emergency Communications

Emergency Communications

A new board created to keep Iowans safe through improved emergency communications met for the first time on Tuesday.  State Representative Bob Kressig of Cedar Falls, who has worked on the issue for several years, sponored and managed the bill (House ...

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DOT: Road Closures in Des Moines

DOT: Road Closures in Des Moines

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 29, 2007 – 2:45 p.m. – The Iowa Department of Transportation is now expanding road closures in the Des Moines area due to an explosion on the city’s east side. Now all eastbound lanes and ramps on Interstate 35/80 are closed between ...

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Oversight Opens Hearings on Student Debt

Oversight Opens Hearings on Student Debt

The Government Oversight Committee opened up two days of hearings on the high debt levels of Iowa students.  Today, the committee will hear from student representatives at Iowa universities, receive an audit on the Iowa Student Loan Program, and hear ...

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College Tuition costs back "in check"

College Tuition costs back "in check"

From the Des Moines Register: Students attending Iowa’s public universities next fall will see some of the lowest tuition increases in recent history. The tuition increases, which range from 2.2 percent to 9.9 percent, depending on residency and prog ...

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Medical Malpractice Rates to Decline in Iowa

Medical Malpractice Rates to Decline in Iowa

Insurance Commissioner Sue Voss said that Midwest Medical Insurance Company (MMCI) is reducing physician base rates by 9.6% for 2008. MMCI is a Minneapolis based physician-owned insurance company and the largest writer of medical malpractice insuranc ...

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Thanks for the traffic…

Thanks for the traffic…

A big thank you to Gordon Fischer over at Iowa True Blue for linking to our new House Democratic Caucus site.  You're the best.... The support from a number of statewide blogs has been excellent.  Thank you to those over at Bleeding Heartland, Iowa I ...

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