FY19 budget to fund top priorities through expense control, cost shifts

SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 14, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today urged the Illinois General Assembly to make comprehensive pension reforms and use the savings to give the people of Illinois a nearly $1 billion tax break. The prompt came during the governor’s annual budget address to legislators where he laid out his fiscal plan for 2019.

40 Iowa Loan Officers and Realtors Receive Preferred Partner Designation

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) today announced that a total of 40 lenders and Realtors have earned IFA’s 2018 Preferred Partner designation. IFA Preferred Partners are experts for Iowa home buyers seeking assistance with the homeownership process and are expertly trained in IFA mortgage and down payment assistance programs.

February 12th, 2018 - LeClaire, Iowa – The Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition will hold a Leadership Roundtable on February 28th, 2018 in LeClaire, Iowa at Steventon’s Restaurant, from 10:00-2:00pm. The event is sponsored by RILCO Lubricants & Services.

Genesis Medical Center - East Rusholme Street named to Nurse.org’s Best Hospitals For Nurses to Work For in Iowa

Majority of the Iowa Business Council members anticipate an increase in sales, capital spending, & employment during the first half of 2018.

Sen. Grassley has been a watchdog for good government and taxpayers for many years and has conducted extensive oversight work of the Department of Defense (DOD).

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to update instructions provided to Justice Department component agencies that did not appear to comply with the law.

One in seven millennials plan to purchase or refinance a home in the next 12 months 

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DES MOINES, IA (01/31/2018) (readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald may not be playing cupid for Valentine's Day, but he is looking to reunite owners with their lost and forgotten treasures. "Currently on the list, we have lots of Love, several Beaus, dozens of Flowers, abundance of Candy and even a Sweetpies of Cedar Rapids," Fitzgerald said. "In addition to money, we have mementos from safe deposit boxes waiting to be reclaimed from our vault.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Monday that registration for the Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit will open on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

The summit will bring together leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofits, elected officials, students and others to amplify the public conversation about transforming education and the workforce, with a focus on expanding work-based learning and computer science instruction.

Speakers include: