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WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?

Date Posted: January 23rd, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?

The 2017 session is under way. I work for you, so let me know how to make Iowa better for all of us. Tell me what matters to you by taking my short survey. Then, stay in touch by calling me at 319-231-7192 or e-mailing jeffdanielson@gmail.com anytime. Sign up for my newsletter and connect with me on […]

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SURVEY: CONTINUED UNDERFUNDING WILL LEAD TO LARGER CLASS SIZES, TEACHER LAYOFFS

Date Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on SURVEY: CONTINUED UNDERFUNDING WILL LEAD TO LARGER CLASS SIZES, TEACHER LAYOFFS

A new survey of Iowa school superintendents found about two-thirds of them will be forced to increase class sizes, cut teachers and reduce educational opportunities for students if lawmakers fail to approve adequate school funding this year. Nearly every school leader surveyed said the state has invested too little to make sure our kids get […]

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IOWA’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON JOB TRAINING, EDUCATION

Date Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on IOWA’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON JOB TRAINING, EDUCATION

By 2025, 68 percent of all Iowa jobs are expected to require education and training beyond high school, according to a 2014 report by the Branstad-Reynolds Administration. To tackle the problem, the Administration started a Future Ready Iowa initiative to ensure our state has a workforce ready to fill high-quality, well-paying jobs and careers. A […]

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VETERANS DAY ON THE HILL

Date Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on VETERANS DAY ON THE HILL

Veterans from across Iowa came to the State Capitol to meet with legislators and enjoy a full schedule of activities, including a special ceremony in the rotunda honoring their service. They also had the opportunity to meet Brig. Gen. William DeHaes of the Iowa National Guard; Brig. Gen. Jonathon McColumn, Commanding General of the 103rd […]

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WATER QUALITY MUST BE A PRIORITY

Date Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on WATER QUALITY MUST BE A PRIORITY

Water quality is one of the major issues we must address at the Capitol this session. Governor Branstad outlined his proposal to provide additional support for water quality efforts in his Condition of the State address, and is expected to introduce legislation to make it a reality. Iowa needs a significant investment in better water […]

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GRANTS PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO HELP LOW-INCOME IOWANS

Date Posted: January 21st, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on GRANTS PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO HELP LOW-INCOME IOWANS

Through Feb. 3, applications are being accepted for grants from the Interest on Lawyer Trust Account. The grants are awarded to public purpose projects that provide legal services to low-income people in civil cases, law-related education and other programs that improve justice in Iowa. Since the first awards were made in 1986, the program has […]

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IOWA SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS

Date Posted: January 21st, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on IOWA SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS

If you’re a high school senior who will graduate this spring and plans to study arts at an accredited Iowa college or university in the fall, you can apply for a $1,500 Scholarship for the Arts. The deadline is Feb. 1. Guidelines, an application and information on past scholarship winners is available at https://iowaculture.gov/arts/opportunities/arts-recognition/iowa-scholarship-for-the-arts.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE: BE A MENTOR

Date Posted: January 21st, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on MAKE A DIFFERENCE: BE A MENTOR

January is National Mentoring Month. In Iowa, more than 8,000 mentors serve youth in programs certified by the Iowa Mentoring Partnership, but thousands more could benefit from having a mentor. Mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and avoid […]

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GIRLS CAN SPEND A DAY AT THE STATEHOUSE

Date Posted: January 21st, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on GIRLS CAN SPEND A DAY AT THE STATEHOUSE

In partnership with the Girl Scouts, Iowa’s Office on the Status of Women hosts an annual event at the Statehouse for girls in grades 7-12. This year, Capitol Girls takes place Feb. 9. It’s an opportunity for young women to learn about state government, see how state laws and budgets are developed and passed, and meet with the […]

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SMALL BIZ SPOTLIGHT: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

Date Posted: January 14th, 2017 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: Comments Off on SMALL BIZ SPOTLIGHT: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

Habitat ReStore is a discount home-improvement outlet that sells new, used and surplus merchandise and building materials at 50 to 70 percent off retail cost. Our local store is on Hammond Avenue in Waterloo, in front of Home Depot. Habitat ReStore helps the environment by diverting usable materials from local landfills. So don’t dump your […]

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