Protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors

Thousands of older Americans face abuse, neglect and exploitation every year. Some are particularly vulnerable because they depend on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. With about one-fifth of Iowans over age 60, issues affecting seniors are increasingly important. That’s why the Legislature has taken important steps over the last two years to protect seniors and improve their quality of life. These steps include:

It’s time to vote!

The November 4 election is just a few days away. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to exercise your right to vote — regardless of how you vote, or whom you vote for. Federal, state and local candidates are on the ballot this year, so it is important that every Iowan make […]

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Iowa stands out for jobs and business climate

Creating more good jobs and expanding Iowa’s middle class are our top priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Iowa is already one of the best states in the nation for business because of our investments in economic growth and job creation. The credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s predicts continued growth in our region and some […]

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Investments in job creation and small business

One of the most important jobs of the Legislature is to invest in the long-term prosperity of Iowa and its citizens. Fiscal responsibility and sound budgeting are allowing us to do that, with particular emphasis on job creation and economic development at our small and Main Street businesses. Local small businesses are the backbone of […]

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Help for victims of domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and break down stereotypes about domestic violence. Domestic violence knows no cultural or economic barriers. According to the Iowa Attorney General’s office, each year more than 24,000 victims of domestic violence in Iowa get help. To meet the need, the Legislature approved an additional […]

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Iowa Cultural Trust accepting applications

Through November 3, the Iowa Cultural Trust is accepting applications for the Endowment Challenge Grant and Stability Grant. Endowment Challenge Grants encourage giving to Iowa’s cultural organizations by providing matching dollars to endowment funds. Stability Grants assist Iowa cultural organizations in reaching fiscal stability and adopting best practices. For more information, contact Joseph Piearson at […]

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Weight limits lifted to get harvest to market

Farmers will have an easier time getting their harvest to market this fall. Weight limits for loads on Iowa roads were lifted for 60 days by proclamation on October 1. This proclamation allows vehicles transporting soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds gross weight) without a permit. For complete […]

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Older Posts:

  • Dvorsky on revenue estimates: ‘Our fiscal responsibility is paying off’
  • AARP offers nonpartisan voting guides
  • Curbing scams aimed at older Iowans
  • Keeping Iowa a great place for seniors
  • Protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors
  • Oversight Recommendations in response to recent scandals
  • Petersen: “Reforms that will clean up state government”
  • Sen. Mathis renews call for SOS Schultz to apologize to Iowa taxpayers
  • Volunteer Hall of Fame nominations