Iowa Lawmakers Shelve $2B, Bond-Heavy Development Plan
- Iowa Debating $900M Development Plan Using Revenues From Gaming. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;4/21/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31618, p1
Iowa lawmakers began debating a 900 million dollar economic development program that would divert gambling revenues from the state's general fund and earmark them to repay the bonds needed to finance the plan. The bill unveiled by a group of Democratic andRepublican House legislators is the...
- Growing Values Fund. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;9/15/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31969, p31
The article reports that state lawmakers last week approved pumping $100 million into the depleted Grow Iowa Values Fund, which promotes economic development initiatives. The state has previously pledged about $56 million to three dozen companies seeking aid to either relocate or expand in the...
- Vilsack: Congress should do its job and let nation's farmers do theirs. Roberson, Roy // Delta Farm Press;3/22/2013, Vol. 70 Issue 12, p18
The article looks at an address given by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in March 2013, in which he urged the U.S. Congress to end the budget sequester, give government agencies a budget, and pass a workable five-year farm plan.
- Tax Increase Proposed To Boost School Funding. Reid, Karla Scoon // Education Week;1/21/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 19, p23
This article informs that governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa is proposing restructuring the Hawkeye State's tax system to generate revenue to keep school funding on course. Otherwise, the Democrat predicted a grim future for Iowa during his condition of the State Address on January 13, 2004 if...
- Vilsack's Proposal Draws Ire From Iowa GOP. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;12/28/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31046, p32
Reports on Iowa's need to borrow funds to pay for a new public safety building to house the state medical examiner's office and a crime laboratory, according to Governor Tom Vilsack. Plans of Vilsack to recommend the borrowing plan when lawmakers reconvene in 2001; Repayment of the annual debt...
- USDA announces new provisions for marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments. // Twin Cities News (Munday, TX);4/23/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 17, p4
The article reports on the new provisions for the Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill, announced by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 7, 2009.
- Iowa governor's plan would aid downtown Des Moines project. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;01/07/2000, Vol. 331 Issue 30803, p3
Reports on the plans of Iowa governor Tom Vilsack to finance projects on recreation and cultural facilities. Creation of a fund for such projects; Plans to issue bonds.
- Farm Bill's Demise Highlights Divide between Urban and Rural America. Berg, Lora // National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;6/21/2013, p5
The article criticizes the failure to pass the Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013. It relates the frustrations by Randy Spronk of the National Pork Producers Council and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the rejection of the bill. It also...
- Vilsack announces rural economic development grants, loans. // High Plains Journal;11/3/2014, Vol. 132 Issue 45, p6B
The article reports that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the selection of 43 organizations in 27 states for grants and loans to help creating jobs and boost economic development.