Stan Gustafson >> Press Releases (House District 25)

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3139 Cumming Road
Cumming, Iowa 50061

Contact:
Home: (515) 559.4702
stan.gustafson@legis.iowa.gov

DOB: 5/7/1942
Spouse: Betty

 

Press Releases

Gustafson Passes RFS Resolution

Thursday, January 16, 2014

(DES MOINES ) – Thursday, Rep. Stan Gustafson (R-Cumming) supported House Resolution 101 regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

As the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently proposed reducing the volume levels of ethanol and biodiesel in the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Legislature passed a resolution indicating their support of a “robust and sustainable” RFS and sent it to the federal government.

“The EPA’s recent actions regarding the RFS are just another example of the overreach of the federal government,” said Gustafson  “We must do what we can to protect Iowa farmers, rural communities and agribusiness who are creating jobs and strengthening the Iowa economy.”

The House passed the resolution and sent copies to President Barack Obama, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the administrator of the EPA as well as the Iowa Congressional delegation.

 

Gustafson Votes for Tuition Freeze for Iowa Students

Thursday, April 17, 2014

(DES MOINES) – Tuesday, the Iowa House debated Senate File 2347 which funds the state’s education budget.  This bill contains funding for Iowa’s community colleges, state universities, and the Iowa Tuition Grant, amongst other things.  Rep. Stan Gustafson (R-Cumming) supported the bill which included the funding necessary to freeze tuition for in-state students at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.

The bill increased funding at all three state universities; $4.5 million in additional money for the University of Iowa, $6.9 million more for Iowa State University and $7.7 million more for the University of Northern Iowa.  The Board of Regents has requested $19.2 million for a tuition freeze.

Senate File 2347 also included an $8 million funding increase for Iowa’s community colleges.  The bill passed the House in a bipartisan manner and sent to the Senate for their consideration.

 

Gustafson Leads on Pro-Veteran Legislation

 Tuesday, April 29, 2014

(DES MOINES) – Monday, the House and Senate finalized a package of legislation designed to attract veterans back to Iowa and ensure they have the opportunities they need to be successful when they return.

Rep. Stan Gustafson (R-Cumming) was one of the main sponsors of the Home Base Iowa Act and managed several original pieces of the bill through subcommittee, committee and on the House floor.

“I appreciate the service and sacrifice that veterans have made to our state and our country,” said Rep. Gustafson.  “These men and women are some of the most skilled and highly-trained in the country.  I’m pleased we could honor those who are already in Iowa and encourage others to move to our great state to enrich our communities and our businesses.”

The package includes:

  • Military Pension Income Tax Exemption:  Fully exempt military pensions from state income tax.
  •  Survivor Benefits Income Tax Exemption:  Fully exempt military survivor benefits from state income tax.
  •  Occupational Licensure:  Directs Iowa’s occupational licensing boards to adopt rules allowing credit for military training and experience in the licensing process.
  •  Hiring preference:  Allows private sector employers to grant a preference in hiring and promoting veterans.
  •  Plate fees:  Eliminates the special plate issuance fees charged for plates associated with military service.
  •  Monitor credits:  Requires community colleges, universities and private institutions to file reports on the amount of credits they are giving veterans for their service in the military.
  •  County Veterans Affairs:  Helps County Commissions of Veterans Affairs keep veterans records confidential as well as improving the policies dealing with the care and maintenance of veteran’s graves.
  •  Disabled Veteran Tax Credit:  Expands the current property tax credit for disabled veterans.

“I was pleased to have Representative Stan Gustafson’s full support for our bipartisan Home Base Iowa plan,” said Governor Terry Branstad. “Together with Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and me, Representative Gustafson is working to help bring veterans to Iowa and match their unique skillsets with the high-quality jobs available in our communities.”

 

Gustafson Attends Home Base Iowa Bill Signing Ceremony

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

(Des Moines) – Monday, the Governor officially signed a package of legislation designed to attract veterans back to Iowa and ensure they have the opportunities they need to be successful when they return.

Rep. Stan Gustafson (R- Cumming) was a leader on the Home Base Iowa Act and managed several original pieces of the bill through subcommittee, committee, and on the House floor.

“Our veterans deserve our greatest appreciation for their service and sacrifice,” said Rep. Gustafson.  “It was an honor to work on legislation this year that would ensure these men and women have the opportunities to put their outstanding skills and training to good use right here in Iowa.”

The package includes:

  • Military Pension Income Tax Exemption: Fully exempt military pensions from state income tax.
  • Survivor Benefits Income Tax Exemption: Fully exempt military survivor benefits from state income tax.
  • Occupational Licensure: Directs Iowa’s occupational licensing boards to adopt rules allowing credit for military training and experience in the licensing process.
  • Hiring preference: Allows private sector employers to grant a preference in hiring and promoting veterans.
  • Plate fees: Eliminates the special plate issuance fees charged for plates associated with military service.
  • Monitor credits: Requires community colleges, universities, and private institutions to file reports on the amount of credits they are giving to veterans for their service in the military.
  • County Veterans Affairs: Helps County Commissions of Veterans Affairs keep veterans records confidential as well as improving the policies dealing with the care and maintenance of veterans’ graves.
  • Disabled Veteran Tax Credit: Expands the current property tax credit for disabled veterans.

“I was pleased to have Representative Stan Gustafson’s full support for our bipartisan Home Base Iowa plan,” said Governor Terry Branstad.  “Together with Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and me, Representative Gustafson is working to help bring veterans to Iowa and match their unique skillsets with the high-quality jobs available in our communities.”

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