Posts Tagged ‘ job creation ’

Dems: Arts & rec investments boost economy, middle class

June 29, 2015

Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities are important to community development, enriching local amenities and attracting young professionals. In addition, they create jobs, draw investments and stimulate the economy through tourism. Travel spending in Iowa totaled $7.8 billion in 2013, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2012.…

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Dems: 2015 Session Highlights

June 5, 2015

This year, Senate Democrats fought to provide greater economic security for Iowa families by standing up for workers and investing in skills training, job creation and the best educational opportunities from preschool through college. While we hoped to accomplish much more, we ultimately chose compromise over gridlock. We balanced the state budget in a fiscally…

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Dems: Outline of budget deal released: ‘We chose compromise over gridlock’

June 1, 2015

For immediate release: June 1, 2015     DES MOINES – Iowa Senate leaders today released more details about a joint agreement that balances the state budget responsibly and continues efforts to grow Iowa’s middle class. “This agreement is the result of bipartisan negotiations where Democrats fought hard for priorities that will expand Iowa’s middle…

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Dems: Economic development budget is good for Iowa workers

April 25, 2015

Senate Study Bill 1281 contains an Economic Development Budget that will expand Iowa’s middle class and move our economy forward. The state’s Economic Development Budget funds Small Business Development Centers, research and economic development at our state universities, arts, cultural and historical projects, worker safety programs,  and employer and worker assistance through Workforce Field Offices.…

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Dems: Ensuring clean air for good health & economic growth

April 21, 2015

Businesses and Iowans depend on the work of the air quality bureau in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to protect the health of Iowans by ensuring that air emissions meet the standards set out in law. Iowa businesses turn to the bureau to help them meet these standards and provide them with the approval…

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Dems: Taking steps to strengthen middle class

March 31, 2015

Iowa is doing the right thing to strengthen our middle class after the devastation of the national recession. One of the reasons Iowa has weathered the economic downturn better than other states is that we’ve kept our fiscal house in order. Each year, we balance the state budget and set aside money for a rainy…

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Dems: Ensuring clean air for good health & economic growth

March 18, 2015

Businesses and Iowans depend on the work of the air quality bureau in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to protect the health of Iowans by ensuring that air emissions meet the standards set out in law. Iowa businesses turn to the bureau to help them meet these standards and provide them with the approval…

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Dems: Iowa businesses should get first crack at state contracts

March 17, 2015

Do our state agencies need to buy digital cameras from a Massachusetts company? Why  would state government  purchase  bread and bakery products from Missouri? Should the state have hired a New York company to help market and promote Iowa to tourists? What if we gave Iowa businesses that employ Iowans, pay local property taxes and…

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Dems: High-speed Internet to expand in Iowa

March 17, 2015

A 21st Century economy requires good access to the Internet and electronic information. For Iowa to thrive, we must increase access to broadband throughout the state. Broadband– or high-speed Internet– is an educational and economic tool for Iowans and businesses. It is a building block for a high quality of life, but it isn’t available…

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