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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 [...]

More Training for the Unemployed

By |2009-03-13T15:41:39-05:00March 13th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5XhPWBFTdk[/youtube] Led by State Representative Wayne Ford, D-Des Moines, the Iowa House approved House File 623 on Thursday to provide up to 26 weeks of additional unemployment benefits for laid off workers who are retraining for occupations that are determined to be areas where the number of available jobs is growing.  These added retraining benefits will [...]

2008 Session Review: Veterans

By |2008-05-23T10:15:36-05:00May 23rd, 2008|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Iowa veterans and their families will benefit from expanded support and services in the coming year as a result of legislation enacted during the 2008 legislative session.  Some highlights include:  Job Security Act – troops called to active duty care return to their job at same pay and status (HF 2065) Veteran’s Trust Fund -- $3 million [...]

Vets Job Security Bill Moves to the Senate

By |2008-01-25T16:20:34-05:00January 25th, 2008|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Iowa House unanimously approved a job security bill for Iowa veterans on Thursday morning.  The bill, House File 2065, ensures that soldiers called to active duty can return to their jobs after service at the same pay and status level.  The bill was sponsored by State Representative McKinley Bailey, D-Webster City.  The bill now goes to the [...]

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