A new website launched in the state to help Iowa's military find job opportunities. The website, www.homebase.org is a source of job services available to veterans including, job postings, job fairs and educational opportunities, such as skilled training or tuition assistance. The website is funded by outreach support and is a public-private partnership led by Iowa's [...]
On Monday, April 18th at 1:00PM the Iowa House of Representatives passed House Resolution 39 to honor Iowa World War II veterans. The Resolution commemerated the 70th anniversary year of the beginning of the World War II. After the Resolution passed, the House of Representatives said thank you to the many veterans present by hosting a ceremony in [...]
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 Resolution 103 honoring Iowa's military veterans was read and passed this morning, stating: "On behalf of all Iowans the House of Representatives honors and commemorates the service and sacrifice of Iowa's soldiers, airmen and airwomen, sailors, marines, and coast guard members and thanks them for their service to America."
The Iowa Veterans Trust Fund will receive $2.8 million thanks to a plan adopted by the Iowa Legislature that provided a long-term, stable funding source. The fund is designed to help veterans and their families with expenses like medical care, job training, tuition, and support for children of disabled or deceased veterans. The fund was created back [...]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSB_tzB49y8[/youtube]Early childhood and affordable higher education for veterans were key priorities for the Iowa House of Representatives today when it approved the Education Appropriations Budget. “In today’s tough economic times, we must make sure every Iowan has access to a quality, affordable education,” said State Representative Cindy Winckler of Davenport, who chairs the House Education Appropriations [...]
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 [...]