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Midwestern Economic Conditions and Tax Reform Impact

posted on December 13, 2013 06:06 PM

Midwestern Economic Conditions and Tax Reform Impact Play Video Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss and Iowa State University Economist David Swenson are the guests on this episode of Iowa Press. Goss and Swenson discuss current Midwestern economic conditions and the potential impact of tax reforms at the state and federal level. ,,,,,, Watch Full Episode

Economists say new casinos in the middle of Iowa won't bring in new money

posted on December 13, 2013 05:21 PM

Economists say new casinos in the middle of Iowa won't bring in new money Play Video Economists David Swenson from Iowa State University and Ernie Goss from Creighton University say casinos in Iowa's border towns draw in money from out of state, but casinos more in the middle part of the state aren't necessarily good economic development tools. They say it's a money shift; the... Watch Story

Goss: Minimum wage increase would have negative employment impact

posted on December 13, 2013 05:18 PM

Goss: Minimum wage increase would have negative employment impact Play Video Economist Ernie Goss says a federal minimum wage increase would have some negative employment impact in the short term. He says the most important thing would be to close the gap between the incentive to work and the incentive not to work, since some unemployed people receive more in benefits... Watch Story

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

Vilsack: Rural poverty rate high; Farm Bill could help

posted on November 8, 2013 03:24 PM

Vilsack: Rural poverty rate high; Farm Bill could help Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says many farmers are doing well, but that's only one segment of the rural economy. He says unemployment and poverty is high among other rural Americans, and passage of a Farm Bill is important, because it contains new strategies and initiatives that would help improve the... Watch Story

Uncertainty over Farm Bill's fate leaves Americans in limbo

posted on November 8, 2013 03:14 PM

Uncertainty over Farm Bill's fate leaves Americans in limbo Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says the lack of an agreement on the Farm Bill creates uncertainty for many Americans, as well as businesses and governments that benefit from elements of the bill. Vilsack points out that the Farm Bill is about much more than just farming. People often don't realize the many... Watch Story

Iowa economic impact of not having Farm Bill

posted on November 1, 2013 05:37 PM

Iowa economic impact of not having Farm Bill Play Video Iowa State University economist Chad Hart explains there are direct and indirect economic effects in Iowa without a Farm Bill. Farmers are impacted by changes and uncertainty, but so are main street businesses where farmers spend money. Watch Story

U.S. Representative Bruce Braley

posted on January 24, 2013 02:43 PM

U.S. Representative Bruce Braley Play Video U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) discusses the work of the 113th Congress and the upcoming debt ceiling debate. Joining Braley at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Q. Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids. Watch Full Episode

Governor Terry Branstad

posted on January 17, 2013 09:34 AM

Governor Terry Branstad Play Video Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R-Boone) discusses his administration’s budget priorities, and the work of the just-convened 85th General Assembly. Joining Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political... Watch Full Episode

Senator Charles Grassley

posted on January 11, 2013 06:32 PM

Senator Charles Grassley Play Video U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-New Hartford) discusses the work of the 113th Congress, including the upcoming budget and debt ceiling battle. Joining Grassley at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Q. Lynch, political... Watch Full Episode

Iowa Impact of Fiscal Cliff Deal

posted on January 4, 2013 06:08 PM

Iowa Impact of Fiscal Cliff Deal Play Video Creighton Economist Ernie Goss and Iowa State University Economist David Swenson discuss the impact in Iowa of the federal "fiscal cliff" negotiations. Joining Goss and Swenson at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich,... Watch Full Episode

David Walker & Robert Bixby on the National Debt

posted on September 20, 2012 01:35 PM

David Walker & Robert Bixby on the National Debt Play Video Former Comptroller of the United States David Walker and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discuss possible solutions to issues related to the growing national debt. Joining Walker and Bixby at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio... Watch Full Episode

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey

posted on May 25, 2012 04:58 PM

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey Play Video Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey discusses the status of Iowa’s agricultural economy and environmental conditions. Joining Northey are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Q. Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids. Watch Full Episode
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