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Iowa Legislature Opens 2009 Session

By |2009-01-12T14:50:54-05:00January 12th, 2009|Categories: Budget, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 83rd General Assembly opened the 2009 legislative session at the State Capitol today with a focus on helping Iowans recover from the natural disasters last summer and the difficult economic times. “Thousands of Iowans are still struggling from last summer’s devastating floods and tornadoes that caused billions of dollars in damages. Our top priority this [...]

Council Recommends 50% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases

By |2007-12-18T11:22:47-05:00December 18th, 2007|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , , , |

The Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council met yesterday in Davenport and made recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in 2050. The council was created as part of a larger package on greenhouse gases (SF 485) during the last session. State Representative Donovan Olson of Boone led the bill through the House and also serves [...]

REC Boosts Revenue Estimates

By |2007-12-12T15:46:22-05:00December 12th, 2007|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , , |

The Revenue Estimating Conference met yesterday and provided a small boost to the fiscal year 2008 revenue estimate and maintained a modest revenue estimate for FY 2009. They increased their net revenue estimate for FY 2008, from 5.1% to 6.0%. This means the state is estimated to experience an increase in revenues of $337.1 million over [...]

Home Heating Assistance Now Available

By |2007-11-28T12:15:37-05:00November 28th, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Home heating assistance for Iowa families is now available through community action agencies across Iowa. Eligibility for the program, called LIHEAP, is is based on annual income and families of all sizes may apply. For example, a family of four with an annual income of $30,975 or less is eligible for assistance and single Iowans with [...]

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