DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that Iowans could expect another round of tax cuts, proposed legislation to prod unemployed Iowans to find jobs and proposals to address a shortage of teachers and child care workers.
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A pair of Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls are taking different paths aimed at the same destination — winning their party’s primary in seven months and the general election a year from now.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Election politics may do more to win approval of the trillion-dollar infrastructure package he voted for than congressional arm-twisting has — so far — accomplished, Sen. Chuck Grassley said.
FMAP RATE INCREASE: The federal government’s share of Family Medical Assistance Percentage rate for Medicaid, which provides health and long-term care support for low-income and elderly Iowans, increased 0.39% for fiscal 2022, according to the Legislative Services Agency.
The November elections brought some new blood to the legislature — 21 new members, including 13 in the House and eight in the Senate — giving the statehouse a new look. But those born between 1946 and 1964 still dominate.
Former Gov. Terry Branstad set a goal of connecting every Iowan, which was later modified to connecting every acre. But six years later, the state appears not close to achieving that standard.