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Branstad and state officials comment on "Waters of the US" proposed rule

Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Secretary Bill Northey, along with relevant state leaders, sent a letter and submitted comments to United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Army for Civil Works Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy on the proposed “Waters of the United States” federal rule under the Clean Water Act (CWA). ...

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The Presidential Post, October 1, 2014

PDI had an outstanding annual conference at Honey Creek Resort last week! The speakers were excellent and provided insights for all of us to ponder and put into practice in our communities....

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The Presidential Post, September 4, 2014

It's hard to believe that the PDI Annual Conference "Utilizing Your Resources" is less than three weeks away! This year's conference committee has developed a great event with a variety of session topics and activities to meet the varied interests of our members. ...

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Iowa's Employer Unemployment Insurance Tax Tables Continue Improvement in 2015

Iowa Workforce Development announced today that employers will see approximately $108 million dollars in tax savings by moving from tax table six to table seven. The last time unemployment insurance taxes were this low was 2002. The average rate will fall from 1.6 percent to 1.2 percent for 2015....

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The Presidential Post, August 20, 2014

With elections coming up on November 4, PDI needs your help in making the case for economic development with candidates running for elected office. This year is a gubernatorial as well as a state legislative election. ...

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