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Newsletter archives - 2021 Archive

Capitol Notes: A flurry of bills do little to support Iowa kids, families and communities

The 2021 legislative session continues at breakneck speed, with lawmakers proposing flurry of bill — most of which do little, if anything, to support Iowa kids, families and communities. This week we unpack legislation related to funding for public schools, child care assistance, business tax breaks and unemployment insurance. Read...
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Capitol Notes: A hopeful step forward for child care — and a potential threat to public education

Buckle up — the Iowa legislature is moving fast. When the Iowa legislature moved subcommittee and committee hearings online due to coronavirus, it looked like an opportunity to use technology to allow more Iowans to participate in the legislative process, despite the pandemic. The reality, though, has been less than...
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