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Iowa launches improved reinstatement process to aid small businesses

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DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds and Secretary of State Paul Pate announced a new interagency partnership with Iowa Workforce Development to assist Iowa businesses with the reinstatement process through the Iowa Secretary of State’s Fast Track Filing system. Business owners whose companies have been dissolved are now able to utilize an online system that […]

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation that eases transport rules for heating fuels

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DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation that eases transport rules for crews and drivers hauling motor and heating fuels. The proclamation temporarily suspends regulatory provisions of Iowa law pertaining to hours of service for crews and drivers hauling propane, diesel #1, diesel #2, natural gas, and other fuels used for residential, […]

Gov. Reynolds announces new Funds Available to Support Innovative Rural Projects and Housing Assessments

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced two competitive funds available for rural communities with a population under 20,000. Specifically, funding of up to $400,000 has been allocated to the following two funds for current fiscal year (FY) 2021 through FY 2022: Rural Innovation Grant Program – Provides […]

Miller-Meeks Statement on Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, February 5th, 2021, Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) released the following statement after voting NAY on the budget resolution. “I am disappointed that Congressional leaders brought a partisan budget resolution to the floor costing $1.9 trillion of taxpayer dollars. Congress has acted in a bipartisan manner to address the pandemic, and it is unfortunate […]

Iowa Workforce Development reports initial unemployment insurance claims filed for week of January 24 – 30, 2021

DES MOINES – The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 30, was 5,938, an increase of 687 from last week’s adjusted numbers. There were 5,344 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 594 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live […]

Secretary Pate announces $1,000,000 election cybersecurity grant to Iowa counties

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discusses midterm election policy and security this past week.

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces a plan to provide grants of $10,000 to each Iowa county for election cybersecurity enhancements. The grants will build upon Iowa’s solid foundation of cyber defenses. “Protecting elections with proven cybersecurity methods is a top priority for my office. The security and integrity of Iowa’s elections […]

Secretary Naig Presents 2021 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards to Reif Oil Company and Sapp Bros., Inc.

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 2, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that the winners of the 2021 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards are Reif Oil Company from Burlington, Iowa, and Sapp Bros., Inc., from Omaha, Nebraska. “I’m pleased to present the renewable fuels marketing awards to Reif Oil Company and Sapp Bros., […]

Rep. Dustin Hite and Sen. Ken Rozenboom Welcome Constituents from Oskaloosa

(DES MOINES) – This morning, Rep. Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) and Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-Oskaloosa) welcomed Ann Frost and Kevin Deronde of Mahaska Health to the Iowa State Capitol.

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.1 Percent in December

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in December, a large drop from the November revised rate of 3.8 percent. The state’s jobless rate was 2.8 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent in December. “The drop in December’s unemployment rate, as well as the increase […]

Secretary Naig Invites Iowa Families to Apply Now for the 2021 Century and Heritage Farm Program

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2021 DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 25, 2021) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig encourages eligible farm owners to apply for the 2021 Century and Heritage Farm Program now. The program was created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation […]


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