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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

Paul Trombino III: Red dye fuel tax would help farmers get product to market

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Paul Trombino III: Red dye fuel tax would help farmers get product to market Play Video Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Dept. of Transportation, says a DOT proposal to begin applying taxes to red dyed fuel used in agriculture will ultimately help improve roads and bridges that are critical to farmers getting their product to market. Watch Story

Paul Trombino III: Traffic camera rules necessary for continuity

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Paul Trombino III: Traffic camera rules necessary for continuity Play Video Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, says the DOT has come up with rules about traffic enforcement cameras on state highways in order to create a standard policy that is based on good traffic engineering research. Watch Story

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

posted on November 8, 2013 03:29 PM

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Play Video Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses ongoing farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. and the impact on rural America. Vilsack is joined at the Iowa Press table by moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news... Watch Full Episode

Vilsack: Many people don't understand SNAP and who benefits

posted on November 8, 2013 03:27 PM

Vilsack: Many people don't understand SNAP and who benefits Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says a lot of people do not understand the SNAP (food assistance) program. He says more attention should be paid to efforts to get the small percentage of unemployed people receiving SNAP benefits connected to job opportunities. 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

Vilsack says strong renewable fuel standard is needed

posted on November 8, 2013 03:21 PM

Vilsack says strong renewable fuel standard is needed Play Video U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there is a need for a strong renewable fuel standard, in part because the oil industry has done a good job of helping make it difficult for some consumers to have access to ethanol. Watch Story

Vilsack says ethanol distribution needs improvement

posted on November 8, 2013 03:18 PM

Vilsack says ethanol distribution needs improvement Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says the ethanol industry is bumping up against a blend wall. He says the focus should not be so much on renewable fuel standard numbers, but more on how we can provide more, and better, distribution systems to get ethanol to all consumers across the country. 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 impact of farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C.

posted on November 1, 2013 07:35 PM

Iowa impact of farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. Play Video Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill, and Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart; discuss the Iowa impact of ongoing farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. on this edition of Iowa Press. Mike Pearson, host of IPTV’s agri-business program... Watch Full Episode
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