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Radio Iowa: Speedier teacher licensing process proposed for experienced college grads

The chairman of the House Education Committee has come up with a plan that would let college graduates with three years of work experience get a teaching license within a year.

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KCCI: Iowa lawmakers to address the state's teacher shortage through legislation

Roughly 1,000 classroom and special education teaching positions are currently open across the state, not to mention the roughly 3,000 other education jobs open on the state's website.

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Radio Iowa: Speaker says House GOP’s tax plan is simple, sustainable

House Republicans have released a tax plan that uses the governor’s outline for lowering the state income tax to a single rate of four percent and making retirement income tax exempt.

“I’ve been clear that we want to have something that’s simple that’s part of our tax plan, that’s sustainable as part of our tax plan and something that works without having to raise any taxes. I think we have that bill,” House Speaker Pat Grassley told reporters during a news conference on the House floor.

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Radio Iowa: House GOP proposes immediate tax exemption for retirement income

Fifty-five Republicans in the Iowa House are co-sponsoring a bill to immediately exempt retirement income from the Iowa income tax.

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Rep. Mohr Takes Lead on Legislation to Make Retirement Income Tax Free

Representative Gary Mohr (R-Bettendorf) spoke with reporters in the House Chamber this morning on his bill to make retirement income in Iowa tax-free. 

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