WASHINGTON DC (June 19, 2019) — The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to mark up legislation to revive special-interest tax-breaks known as “tax-extenders” this week while also passing new temporary tax-breaks. The legislation appears to offset the cost of reviving the tax-extenders but not offset any new costs. As a result, the bill would add more than $100 billion to the debt in two years, or in the range of a half-trillion dollars over ten years if made permanent.

WASHINGTON DC (June 19, 2019) — This week is the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that has made it easier for businesses to discriminate against individuals based on age.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 19, 2019) — Volunteers and Fairtime staff make Nothing Compare to the Iowa State Fair. In 2019, there is something for everyone! Below are just some of the ways to join in, check out volunteer opportunities or employment at www.iowastatefair.org for more details.

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DES MOINES, IOWA (June 19, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds today received word that additional damage caused by the severe weather and flooding that began March 12, 2019, will be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (June 19, 2019) — Alexis Tansey, a University of Iowa student from Bettendorf, Iowa, studying in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was named to the UI's Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 19, 2019) —

What: Regional and community leaders will make a bipartisan case for the need for accurate and complete figures about our community during the We All Are Connected: Quad Cities Census News Conference. The free, public event will discuss the importance of accurate Census data in determining the allocation of more than $800 billion in federal funding each year.

STORM LAKE, IOWA (June 19, 2019) — Angelena Wells, of Clinton, IA was named to the Dean's List at Buena Vista University's Online site for the spring semester. Students named to the Dean's List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA (June 19, 2019) — Stephanie Malia Graham of Eldridge, Iowa, has received the following from The University of Alabama: Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration. UA awarded some 5,716 degrees during spring commencement May 3-5.

“Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest — forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.” ― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism