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IAble Protects More Than SSI

Treasurer of Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald wants to make it clear for eligible individuals that IAble protects more than just Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility. “A common myth about IAble is it only safeguards SSI eligibility,” said Fitzgerald. “However, funds invested in the Plan are disregarded when determining eligibility for many more programs; […]

Hayes upsets Hite

Under Iowa's Golden Dome.

Oskaloosa, Iowa- Helena Hayes rode a wave of conservative support to victory Tuesday evening, defeating incumbent Representative Dustin Hite in a resounding upset victory. Unofficially, Hayes received 1,961 votes (57%) throughout House District 88, and Hite received 1,453 votes (43%). In Mahaska County, results were closer, with Hayes receiving 1,189 votes (54%), and Hite receiving […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report May 30 – June 5, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 6, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. “Strong to severe thunderstorms on Memorial Day left scattered reports of hail and straight-line wind damage […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report May 23 – 29, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 31, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. “Recent rainfall across the state has helped to push the crop along as farmers are approaching […]

Gov. Reynolds announces resignation of Veterans Affairs director, intent to consolidate veteran-focused agencies

Iowa Flag

— Iowa Veteran Home commandant appointed interim leader — DES MOINES — Governor Reynolds has announced the resignation of Steve Lukan, a U.S. Navy veteran who has served as Executive Director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) for nearly five years. Lukan has almost 20 years of combined elected and professional service in […]

Gov. Reynolds announces $20M investment in nonprofits to serve Iowans in need

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds listens to apprentices talk about their experiences in their apprenticeship program.

DES MOINES — Today Gov. Reynolds announced a $20 million investment to help nonprofit organizations in Iowa expand to meet the needs of more Iowans. The new Nonprofit Innovation Fund will provide a competitive grant opportunity to help nonprofit organizations make transformational investments in vertical infrastructure that will enable them to offer additional services or […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report May 16 – 22, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 23, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. “With near-normal conditions across Iowa last week, farmers continued to make strong planting progress while dodging […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.0 Percent in April

Iowa Workforce Development

UI Claims at Their Lowest Level Since 1973 DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.0 percent in April – down from 3.3 percent in March and from 4.5 percent one year ago. The U.S. April unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent. The number of unemployed Iowans decreased to 50,900 in […]

Gov. Reynolds announces $25M Child Care Business Incentive Grant Program

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds listens to apprentices talk about their experiences in their apprenticeship program.

DES MOINES — Gov. Reynolds announced today a new Child Care Business Incentive Grant Program to encourage employers to offer child care as a benefit to their employees. The Child Care Business Incentive Grant Program will provide a total of $25 million to support child care projects across the state. $20 million will be utilized […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report May 9 – 15, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 16, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. “Very hot temperatures and drier than normal conditions last week allowed farmers to make significant planting […]

               

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