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Summary:
This bill gradually increases the minimum hourly wage in Iowa and implements a new minimum wage calculation beginning after 2016. This bill creates a statutorily defined minimum hourly wages that increase in...
Subject:
Wages and Compensation
Year:
2014
Source:
Iowa Legislature
Summary:
This act relates to professional learning, evaluation and career growth in the teaching profession. This act establishes a council on educator development to conduct a study and make recommendations for the...
Subject:
Teachers, K-12 Education, Assessment and Testing
Year:
2013
Source:
Iowa Legislature
Summary:
This policy brief provides seven examples of state-level legislation to advance the quality of the teaching profession. The policies in this policy brief include: teacher recruitment in Illinois, teacher...
Subject:
Teachers, K-12 Education
Year:
2013
Source:
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Summary:
The bill encourages the adoption of employee stock ownership plans by Iowa corporations; creates an individual income tax exemption; provides a $1.0 million General Fund appropriation to the Economic...
Subject:
Taxation - Individual Income, Cooperatives and Employee Ownership
Year:
2012
Source:
Iowa Legislature
Summary:
This policy brief discusses the effect of climate change on water quality in Iowa. Greater incidence of rain causes flooding, which can carry chemicals, sewage and other harmful substances into the water...
Subject:
Climate Change, Public Health, Water
Year:
2012
Source:
Iowa Policy Project
Summary:
This policy brief examines the unstable pattern of funding for water quality policies in Iowa in conjunction with the fall in reported water quality.
Subject:
Public Health, Water
Year:
2012
Source:
Iowa Policy Project
Summary:
This fact sheet provides information about the Iowa’s state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program. The fact sheet evaluates a specific policy that would increase the number of people eligible to receive an...
Subject:
Taxation - Credits, Taxation - Individual Income, Taxation - Individual Income
Year:
2012
Source:
Iowa Fiscal Partnership
Summary:
This policy brief describes the current state of Iowa's minimum wage, which has remained unchanged for five years. As the cost of living continues to rise, while the minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour,...
Subject:
Wages and Compensation
Year:
2012
Source:
Iowa Policy Project
Summary:
This report analyzes the cost of living in Iowa to demonstrate the gap between what Iowans earn and what is necessary to support a basic, frugal family budget. The report suggests that the state should work...
Subject:
Public Assistance
Year:
2012
Source:
Iowa Policy Project
Summary:
This report uses data on Iowa's wages and working conditions to compare the state's economic recovery to elsewhere in the U.S. The report notes that Iowa falls short on a number of key economic benchmarks,...
Subject:
Wages and Compensation
Year:
2012
Source:
Iowa Policy Project