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Sunday, May 3, 2015
Fund the outdoor recreation trust (04/27/15)
Recently, the City of Storm Lake issued a resolution supporting the funding of the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund, Resolution No. 82-R-2014-2015. Additionally, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors approved Resolution #2015-03-10-A, which supports funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. ...
Credit union reform (04/23/15)
The impact of tax-exempt organizations on tax revenues needed to fund our schools, roads, national defense and other priorities has received some long overdue attention as of late. While most nonprofits can, and do, provide a valuable service to our communities, the few who abuse the system are hurting everyone else...
Farm to school lessons learned (04/23/15)
Hemingford, Nebraska, public schools recently transitioned from a "warm and serve" to a "made from scratch" school lunch. The change has been a hit with students and will likely have a positive impact on the school's budget. School nurse Judy Stewart, a driving force behind the change, believes when final financial statements for kitchen operations come in, labor and food costs will be the same as before the transition, if not less...
Estate tax repeal (04/23/15)
Republicans are protecting rich friends, NOT Iowa farmers! Senator Grassley was quoted today saying that the estate tax "sends more money to Washington, D.C., that would be better spent on keeping up the family farm or creating jobs at a business." Seriously, Senator Grassley? Tell us, how many estate tax dollars were sent to DC from Iowa couples whose farm was valued in excess of $10.86 million dollars?...