Iowa Fiscal Partnership / 2013
Research Archives for 2013
Iowans can fall off an income cliff when even a minimal pay increase costs them child care assistance — one challenge for the state’s working families.
The surest pathway into the middle class is post-secondary education. Yet significant barriers block a low-wage worker from school to earn credentials or a degree. Chief among these is the high cost of child care.
The surest pathway into the middle class is post-secondary education. Yet significant barriers stand between a low-wage worker and better education or a degree.
“Whether you’re looking at jobs, or income, or poverty, or food insecurity, we simply have not caught up with where we were before the Great Recession.”
“Iowans are less likely to receive health insurance through their jobs, a trend we have seen for some time, while private insurance has become increasingly costly.”
While Congress fails to resolve a stalemate on food assistance and the Farm Bill, long-term trends show hunger rising in Iowa.
Even without cuts in any final version of the Farm Bill, SNAP beneficiaries will see significant reductions this November with the expiration of a temporary benefit boost from the Recovery Act — a $28 million cut affecting 400,000 Iowans.
The CEO wanted to be a job creator, but discovered his board of directors and shareholders wanted him to focus on profits, which meant hiring as few people as possible. Workers, it seemed, could be a pain.
The property-tax reform package will be costly and will challenge cities, counties and schools to deliver what Iowans have come to expect.
Long-term impacts of late deals may challenge local services; EITC, Medicaid expansions positive steps
IOWA CITY, Iowa (May 23, 2013) — The nonpartisan Iowa Fiscal Partnership today released the following statement about the close of the Iowa General Assembly 2013 Read more