DES MOINES, IOWA (February 19, 2020) — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald reports the state of Iowa has once again affirmed its Triple A credit rating from rating agencies Standard and Poor's, Fitch Group, and Moody's — exemplifying the state's strong capacity to meet its financial commitments. "Triple A is the highest rating a state can achieve and I am proud to see this continue for Iowa," Fitzgerald said.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 19, 2020) — Right now, there are more than 200 children waiting to be matched to an adult volunteer through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Mississippi Valley.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 11, 2020) — Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is awarding a $1,000 College Savings Iowa contribution to Craig Ingamells of Manchester and his 15-year-old nephew, Brett. Craig's submission for Brett was randomly selected to receive the giveaway contribution after Craig entered the College Savings Iowa's Year-End giveaway during November and December 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 11, 2020) — Employers, non-profit groups, and educational institutions are encouraged to apply for the Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Program grant, a funding opportunity to place youth at risk of not graduating high school in internships primarily in high-demand career fields. The State of Iowa has appropriated $250,000 of funds to support the Summer Youth Intern program. The application period opens February 11 and closes March 11. 

WASHINGTON DC (January 10, 2020) — The Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget proposal today, outlining the President’s tax and spending priorities over the next decade. By the Administration’s own estimates, the budget would balance within 15 years and put debt on a downward path relative to the economy after 2022.

WASHINGTON DC (February 10, 2020) — President Trump released his budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, outlining his tax and spending agenda over the next decade. Under the budget’s own estimates, debt would fall from 81 percent of the economy in 2020 to 66 percent by 2030 assuming the enactment of the President’s policies.

WASHINGTON DC (February 10, 2020) — John Buhl has been named the Director of Media Relations at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Starting today, Buhl will oversee the Committee’s communications strategy and increase the visibility of its work around the country.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 6, 2020) — Today, the Iowa Business Council (IBC) released its annual, nonpartisan review of the state’s economic climate. Known as Iowa's Competitive Dashboard, the report measures Iowa's standing in five categories relative to other states.

WASHINGTON DC (February 5, 2020) — President Trump delivered his third State of the Union Address last night.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 5, 2020) — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announces the College Savings Iowa 529 Plan has eclipsed over $3 billion in withdrawals for qualified educational expenses. "This milestone is a great reminder of how important and meaningful College Savings Iowa is for families saving for the growing costs of education," Fitzgerald said.

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