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Boosting Iowa’s Middle Class

By |2014-09-23T13:18:11-06:00September 9th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

The foundation of our economy is rooted in the strength of the middle class. The last decade has been especially tough for the middle class with stagnant wages that have not kept pace with rising costs. We need to grow our economy, create new jobs, and make sure young people aren’t forced to leave Iowa to [...]

More Iowans to Qualify for Child Care Tax Credit

By |2014-04-28T11:13:01-06:00April 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 |2014-03-21T15:07:15-06:00March 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 [...]

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