Highlights in this edition:

  • Sports Wagering Tax Revenue Blows Past Estimates
    • Through the first six months of FY 2022, $1.25 billion has been wagered on sports betting in Iowa
  • Over $16 Million in Infrastructure Grants Go to Rural Iowa Projects
    • The grants will benefit local building projects
  • Governor Proposes Curriculum Transparency for Parents
    • It is not an unreasonable request by parents to require school districts to transparently provide the topics and material taught to students
  • House Republicans Prioritize Child Care for Working Families
    • House Republicans brought forward three bills this week to improve access to child care for working families
  • House Republicans Continue to Expand Access to Mental Health Care
    • Four pieces of legislation to address the mental health workforce and provide additional beds for Iowa’s most difficult patients are moving
  • National Survey Reveals Americans’ Views Regarding COVID Vaccine
    • 45% of Democrats favor a policy allowing governments to relocate citizens into temporary designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine

To read this week's newsletter in its entirety, click here.

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