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More Iowans to Qualify for Child Care Tax Credit

By |2014-04-28T11:13:01-05:00April 28th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

In an effort to help middle class families, the House approved a tax credit to help Iowans offset the cost of child care. The Iowa Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit available to anyone that had child care expenses in the last year, such as paying someone to care for a [...]

Child Care Assistance Helps Grow the Middle Class

By |2014-03-21T15:07:15-05:00March 21st, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa Legislature is considering a plan this year to help working families continue to work while going to school and still receive assistance for child care.  The goal is to assist parents who need to gain new skills and land a job that pays better wages. Currently, parents who meet certain income guidelines must work [...]

DM Register Editorial: Politics Over Problem Solving

By |2011-03-21T07:58:18-05:00March 21st, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Republican lead House continues to put politics over problem solving by breaking their campaign promises and doing nothing to create jobs and help middle class families. Below is the Des Moines Register's editorial from Saturday, March 19. Politics over problem-solving Written by The Register's editorial Every Legislature tends to have a silly season in the [...]

Forbes Names Des Moines Best Place to Raise a Family

By |2010-06-07T15:29:30-05:00June 7th, 2010|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , |

In a recent article by Forbes Magazine, Des Moines was named 2010's best place to raise a family because of it's good schools, affordable housing and a strong sense of community. Forbes based it's ranking by taking America's 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in seven categories. Using numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau [...]

Legislators Unveil New Protections for Middle Class Families

By |2010-01-28T13:07:52-05:00January 28th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIAUjcmrkYw[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwrhwMB8Ezc[/youtube]DES MOINES: Today House and Senate legislators released the details of new legislation to protect middle class families from unreasonable increases in insurance costs and car repair shops that perform services without authorization. "This legislation will help working and middle class families who have been hit by a death or serious illness, a military deployment, identity [...]

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