A Skilled and Competitive Workforce


A Skilled and Competitive Workforce

Summer continues to move right along which means the Iowa State Fair is just around the corner. The State Fair is a wonderful opportunity for families from across the Midwest to spend time together and learn about the impact that agriculture has here in Iowa and around the globe.

The Fair runs this year from August 10-20. I hope you’re able to make the trip to Des Moines and enjoy one of our state’s premier events!

Iowa’s unemployment rate has been near record lows for the last several months with the current rate at 3.2%. This is good news for Iowa, and while more Iowans are working than ever, businesses continue to hire. Unfortunately, employers are struggling to find enough workers with the skills needed to fill their job openings.

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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – July 27, 2017

A new version of the July 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing: 

Click the link below to view the PDF version:

Caucus Newsletter 7-27-17

In this edition:

  • Other States See Actual FY 17 Revenue Fall Short of Projections
  • House GOP Continues Fight Against Opioid Epidemic In Iowa
  • IPERS Remains One of the Strongest Public Pension Systems in the Country
  • Iowa’s Renewable Energy Installation Tax Credits

All House Republican newsletters are available at www.iowahouserepublicans.com.  Follow us on twitter @IAHouseGOP.


News Briefing

  • Iowa casino revenue shows modest growth:  GAZETTE
  • Reynolds expects minimal layoffs in state government:  RADIOIOWA
  • At town meeting dominated by health care, Ernst says she’s undecided on Senate legislation:  REGISTER
  • Ernst ‘optimistic’ health care bill may happen, wouldn’t oppose involving Democrats:  RADIOIOWA
  • FBI: Man who threatened Ernst falsely thought she was in ISIS:  REGISTER
  • Feds’ new courthouse site ‘a really, really big disappointment,’ Des Moines leaders say:  REGISTER
  • Reynolds urges driver safety around utility vehicles:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa Board of Regents launches search for next executive director:  GAZETTE
  • Attendees grill DNR officials over layoffs, cuts to forestry program:  GAZETTE
  • Sioux City Council exploring potential for public vote on fireworks discharge dates:  SCJOURNAL
  • Des Moines police issue zero fireworks citations despite new ordinance:  REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Thomas Heckroth joins field of candidates seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Rod Blum:  WCFCOURIER
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  Bernie Sanders plans Iowa City stop on book tour:  QCTIMES
  • Vote No group alleges Liberty principal illegally advocated for Iowa City bond issue:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Iowa lawyer gets $285K in false arrest settlement:  AP
  • Prairieburg asking for help rebuilding park destroyed by tornado:  GAZETTE
  • Hail and wind do damage to crops and trees in Hancock County:  RADIOIOWA