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Posted on 01/09/2021 at 04:23 PM by Mike Owen

It was good news this week to learn Governor Kim Reynolds would not pursue her tax-swap plan this session, trading...

Posted on 01/07/2021 at 12:00 AM by David Osterberg

The closing of the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) near Palo leaves Iowa with no operating nuclear power plants. This...

Tagged As: Energy, Equity, Utilities

Posted on 12/14/2020 at 09:40 AM by Anne Discher

A troubling share of Iowa families with children are struggling to put food on the table, pay rent and stay...

Tagged As: Data, Housing, Mental health

Posted on 11/24/2020 at 12:00 AM by Mike Owen

Nearly 215,000 Iowans have been confirmed with the coronavirus in the COVID-19 pandemic, which is claiming both lives and livelihoods...

Categories: Covid-19

Tagged As: Data

Posted on 11/01/2020 at 12:00 AM by Colin Gordon

Unemployment insurance is primarily a state responsibility but, in any severe or prolonged stretch of economic recession, the states rely...

Posted on 10/20/2020 at 12:00 AM by Anne Discher

Iowa child care providers can’t seem to catch a break. Many are still struggling to re-open and stay open in...

Posted on 10/15/2020 at 12:00 AM by David Osterberg

Past-due utility bills, like rent and mortgage payments, are a part of family budgets affected by job losses associated with...

Tagged As: LIHEAP, Utilities

Posted on 10/07/2020 at 03:22 PM by David Osterberg

Climate change experts at Iowa colleges and universities have for 10 years produced annual statements about Iowa impacts of human-caused...

Posted on 09/29/2020 at 12:00 AM by Peter Fisher

Food for thought for Iowa economic recovery policy choices: The vast majority of new businesses in Iowa are independent firms...

Categories: Covid-19, Jobs & labor

Posted on 08/28/2020 at 01:10 PM by Stephen Dykstra

Nearly 30 percent of Iowans have yet to be counted in the 2020 Census — and the September 30 deadline...

Categories: Data

Tagged As: Census, Podcast

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