In Des Moines alone, the arts supported 5,677 full-time equivalent jobs and over $120 million in household income.
Currently in the state of Iowa, we have a historic unemployment rate of 3.9%. In the African American community, the unemployment rate currently stands at 14.8%.
The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force was established to facilitate public discussion regarding the issue of tuition at Iowa's public universities.
And it’s why I’ve made the theme of my campaign “Be Heard.” I truly want to listen to every voter to understand the viewpoints of everyone, and to have an honest dialogue about what will make our district better and stronger.
Our purpose must be that we leave no one out — and leave no one behind.
Four Iowa high schools are using a $200,000 federal grant to help students line up “pre-apprenticeships.” Jake Gourley, a junior at Boone High School, has signed up for one of these four-year programs geared to teach trade skills.