05/31/2016 - 4:11pm
Honoring Iowa veterans and service members
Each May, we celebrate Armed Forces Day, paying tribute to the men and women in our military, and Memorial Day, honoring those who died serving our country.
The commitment of Iowans to serve our country has always been strong. That’s why...
05/17/2016 - 12:13pm
Maintaining our commitments in tight budget times
The 2016 legislative session wrapped up April 29. It was a tight budget year, but as always, we balanced the state budget responsibly. Iowa will end the fiscal year with a $75 million surplus and $700 million in reserve funds.
Some of our biggest...
04/26/2016 - 3:12pm
Finalizing a state budget that maintains commitments
As we wrap up the 2016 session, we are working on a responsibly balanced state budget based on details of an agreement between the House and Senate. For now, Iowans have chosen a divided state government – with a Republican governor, Republican-controlled...
04/19/2016 - 4:12pm
Iowa focuses efforts to stop human trafficking
Human trafficking uses force, fraud or coercion to exploit someone for sex or labor. It is now a $150 billion industry, and it’s happening in Iowa.
SF 2191, approved unanimously by the Legislature and signed into law, establishes an Office...
04/12/2016 - 3:18pm
Community colleges are key to expanding Iowa’s middle class
Iowa’s community colleges play a big role in expanding our middle class by helping more Iowans gain the knowledge and skills they need to fill jobs, further their education and enhance their quality of life.