Wednesday August 24, 2016
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.
04/05/2016 - 2:02pm
Preserving resources is an investment in our future
We’re always looking for ways to make Iowa a better place to live, work and raise a family. Our natural and cultural resources are an important part of that effort. The foundation of Iowa’s economy and way of life is rooted in our rich soils, plentiful water...
03/29/2016 - 11:18am
Fiscal responsibility remains a priority
The House and Senate have agreed to a compromise on school funding for the 2016-17 school year. We fought hard for more than a year for adequate funding for education.
The compromise provides an increase of $145 per pupil over last year, or a total of $6,591...
03/22/2016 - 3:17pm
Senate takes steps to improve children’s mental health care
When kids face mental health problems, families, teachers, social workers and courts want to help in the best way possible.
Last year, the Legislature created a Children’s Mental Health & Well-Being Workgroup to lay...
03/15/2016 - 11:49am
Spurring community and economic growth
A bipartisan agreement will help Iowans filing taxes this year. The decision will “couple” Iowa’s tax code with recent federal tax changes for 2015.
Farmers and small business owners will benefit from a provision called Section 179 expensing...