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Swenson: Farm Bill negotiations could constrict economy

posted on December 13, 2013 05:15 PM

Swenson: Farm Bill negotiations could constrict economy Play Video Economist David Swenson says Farm Bill negotiations could contribute to constricting the economy a bit, especially in terms of potential cutbacks to food assistance programs and uncertainty affecting farmers' decision-making for the future. Watch Story

Goss: There's an agricultural land price bubble

posted on December 13, 2013 01:56 PM

Goss: There's an agricultural land price bubble Play Video Economist Ernie Goss says the steep rise in agricultural land prices in a short period of time has created a bubble, and there's no doubt that land price growth is coming down. He says it won't be like the farm crisis of the 1980s, because a lot of farmers have paid cash for purchases. Watch Story

Economists say youth unemployment is a concern

posted on December 13, 2013 01:51 PM

Economists say youth unemployment is a concern Play Video Economists David Swenson and Ernie Goss say they're concerned with youth unemployment because of the impact that demographic has on the entire work force. They say the economy needs skilled, engaged, experienced, young workers in order to thrive, but there's a disparity between opportunities for... Watch Story

Iowa's ongoing political developments looking toward 2014

posted on November 27, 2013 04:30 PM

Iowa's ongoing political developments looking toward 2014 Play Video Political strategists Doug Gross and Jeff Link are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The discussion includes a look at ongoing political developments throughout Iowa looking toward 2014. Joining Gross and Link at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news... Watch Full Episode

Gross: Vander Plaats wouldn't necessarily win Senate nomination, if he runs

posted on November 27, 2013 02:59 PM

Gross: Vander Plaats wouldn't necessarily win Senate nomination, if he runs Play Video Republican strategist Doug Gross says recent polling shows Bob Vander Plaats would not be a lock for the Republican nomination if he decides to jump in the 2014 U.S. Senate race. Gross says the race is still unformed, and primary candidates will have to raise a lot of money and develop a good... Watch Story

Link, Gross on the effect of Obamacare in 2014

posted on November 27, 2013 02:56 PM

Link, Gross on the effect of Obamacare in 2014 Play Video How much of a factor could Obamacare be in the 2014 election? Democratic strategist Jeff Link says once problems with the rocky start are fixed, people will come to like the law. Republican strategist Doug Gross says it's the gift that keeps on giving, and the problems with the law will be... Watch Story

Link: If Hillary runs, she'll campaign aggressively in Iowa

posted on November 27, 2013 02:53 PM

Link: If Hillary runs, she'll campaign aggressively in Iowa Play Video Democratic strategist Jeff Link says he thinks if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she will run an aggressive campaign in Iowa and will have a 50-state strategy. He says she has a more enhanced profile now than she had leading up to 2008. Watch Story

Public pension and retirement reforms

posted on November 22, 2013 07:05 PM

Public pension and retirement reforms Play Video Michael Fitzgerald, State Treasurer; Donna Mueller, CEO of IPERS; and Gretchen Tegeler, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The discussion will include public pensions, retirement and reforms. Joining Fitzgerald,... Watch Full Episode

IPERS' Mueller: Government must fund pension commitments, or system will be short

posted on November 22, 2013 02:54 PM

IPERS' Mueller: Government must fund pension commitments, or system will be short Play Video Donna Mueller, CEO of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), says there needs to be a funding policy in place for public pensions, and the government must continue to fund those commitments. She says one of the reasons IPERS isn't fully funded is because government hasn't always... Watch Story

IPERS' Mueller: Iowa ahead of the ball on reforms; Employees share some risk

posted on November 22, 2013 02:48 PM

IPERS' Mueller: Iowa ahead of the ball on reforms; Employees share some risk Play Video Donna Mueller, CEO of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), says Iowa was ahead of the ball on reforms to the pension system. Changes went into effect a couple years ago, and public employees are now contributing more and sharing in the risk. Watch Story

Gretchen Tegeler cites potential solutions to shore up public pensions

posted on November 22, 2013 02:43 PM

Gretchen Tegeler cites potential solutions to shore up public pensions Play Video Gretchen Tegeler, executive director of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa, says there are alternate approaches that could be considered to take stress of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) and other public pensions. One would be to include a 401k-type of retirement... Watch Story

Treasurer Fitzgerald: Capping IPERS benefits would be good policy

posted on November 22, 2013 02:40 PM

Treasurer Fitzgerald: Capping IPERS benefits would be good policy Play Video State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald says IPERS is a good program, and it's worked relatively well for decades. However, he says it would be good public policy to cap benefits at a reasonable amount to prevent high salary earners from collecting six-figure annual pensions. Watch Story

Iowa Transportation and Roads

posted on November 15, 2013 03:51 PM

Iowa Transportation and Roads Play Video Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, Representative Josh Byrnes, chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Dave Scott, executive director of the Iowa Good Roads Association are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The discussion includes gas taxes,... Watch Full Episode

Dave Scott: Raising gas tax is logical, fair and should be done

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Dave Scott: Raising gas tax is logical, fair and should be done Play Video Dave Scott, executive director of the Iowa Good Roads Association, says raising the gas tax is the most logical and fair way to fund roads and transportation infrastructure projects. He points out this is the longest stretch of time in the history of the gas tax in Iowa that there's been no... Watch Story

Rep. Josh Byrnes: Gas tax hike is conservative solution; politics getting in the way

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Rep. Josh Byrnes: Gas tax hike is conservative solution; politics getting in the way Play Video Rep. Josh Byrnes, chair of the House Transportation Committee, says politics are preventing approval of a gas tax hike along with other measures. He says it's frustrating, and he argues that raising the gas tax would actually be what he considers a fiscally conservative solution. Watch Story
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