As businesses and industries look to fully re-open, they’re struggling to find the workers they need to fill well-paying jobs. Iowans may be eager to apply, but often lack the specific skills required. That’s where community colleges come in.
The federal American Rescue Plan is the biggest piece of anti-poverty legislation in more than 50 years. One key feature, an expanded Child Tax Credit, will provide major tax relief for nearly all families starting July 15.
For too long, survivors of sexual abuse have held the entire liability for the long-term effects of the abuse they suffered. It is time to shift the cost back where it belongs, to the perpetrator and to the organizations who covered up for them.
Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls has appointed attorney and community leader Jazmin Newton of Davenport to the Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission. The Commission gathers input from Iowans about new maps that will be drawn for legislative and Congressional districts, based on Census data.
A same-day analysis of the Iowa Republicans’ last-day-of-session voter suppression bill.
“The claims made recently by Heritage Action about their role in secretly pushing voter suppression legislation in Iowa and other states are disturbing. It is good news that the Executive Director of the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board has opened an investigation into these allegations.”
State Senator Kevin Kinney of rural Oxford, a veteran law enforcement officer, says new criminal penalties could make it unsafe for citizens pulled over by unmarked vehicles.
This decision by the Biden administration is good news for the renewable fuel industry and Iowa farmers who sell to them. It reverses a terrible decision by the Trump administration to support Big Oil and dampen demand for ethanol, biodiesel and other renewable fuels.
Top Democrats on the Iowa Legislature’s House and Senate Oversight Committees are requesting meetings to review the Reynolds Administration’s handling of Federal COVID relief funds.
Today US Rep. Cindy Axne, Iowa House Minority Leader Todd Prichard, and Iowa Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls sent a letter to federal officials requesting an independent investigation into last month’s deadly assaults at the Anamosa State Penitentiary, as well as the increasing violence within Iowa’s correctional facilities.