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Governor Signs Bill Encouraging Educator Diversity

By |2010-04-14T09:20:14-06:00April 14th, 2010|Categories: Education, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , |

State Representatives Ako Abdul-Samad and Wayne Ford were in attendance yesterday at Moulton Elementary in Des Moines as Governor Chet Culver signed bills encouraging diversity among teachers. Rep. Abdul-Samad and Rep. Ford spoke to students and teachers in the auditorium about the importance of education and diversity in the classroom. With House File 2432, the Department of [...]

More Training for the Unemployed

By |2009-03-13T15:41:39-06:00March 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 [...]

Minority Impact Statement Law Passes House

By |2008-03-25T19:41:12-06:00March 25th, 2008|Categories: Public Safety|Tags: , , , |

State Representative Wayne Ford (D-Des Moines) authored two bills this year that were combined and passed the Iowa House of Representatives today. The bills require that state government determine the impact that state grants and some criminal legislation has on Iowa’s minorities. “This is landmark legislation and is a remarkable step in addressing the special circumstances [...]

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