WASHINGTON DC (June 12, 2020) — In response to the current pandemic and economic crisis, Congress and the President have enacted $4 trillion in spending, benefit payments, grants, loans, tax cuts, tax deferrals, and other measures to support the economy. So far, over half that money — $2.1 trillion — is out the door. The remaining dollars are largely flowing as expected.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 12, 2020) — The Quad Cities River Bandits and Purina are teaming up to hold a contactless drive-thru pet-food pantry on Saturday, June 20, beginning at 2PM at Modern Woodmen Park, to help pet-friendly families financially impacted by COVID-19.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 11, 2020) The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, May 31, and Saturday, June 6, was 10,112. There were 9,265 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 847 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state.  The number of continuing weekly unemployment claims for May 31-June 6 was 159,966, down 2,596 from the previous week.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 10, 2020) — The Quad Cities Chamber has partnered with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) to offer ten students limited, no-cost access into their Manufacturing Awareness Program “25 in 25.”

The 90-day free online-training program provides full access to self-paced learning modules for exploring and earning certifications toward a career in manufacturing. It includes 25 different courses, each lasting no more than one hour.

WASHINGTON DC (June 9, 2020) Federal debt held by the public is slated to grow by roughly $4 trillion in fiscal year 2020 and exceed the size of the economy by year’s end. Much of this borrowing is inevitable and desirable though not costless in light of the current pandemic and economic crisis.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 9, 2020) State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announces Iowa's Achieving a Better Life Experience program, IAble, has reached $5 million in assets since its inception three years ago. "IAble is designed to provide individuals with disabilities and their families the opportunity to plan for their financial well-being," Fitzgerald said.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 8, 2020) — NAWBO Iowa (National Association of Women Business Owners) is launching its new Business Institute this summer, uniquely designed for women business owners in Iowa who own an established business that has not yet reached $1 million in revenue, but who fall into what's considered the 'missing middle.'

WASHINGTON DC (June 5, 2020)  The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently found that almost 900,000 high-income tax-payers failed to file tax returns from 2014 to 2016, resulting in billions of dollars in unpaid taxes, and the IRS did not attempt to collect in sever

WASHINGTON DC (June 4, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. FSA began taking applications May 26, and the agency has received over 86,000 applications for this important relief program.

<p>DES MOINES, IOWA (June 4, 2020) <span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">&mdash;</span></span></span></span> The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, May 24, and Saturday, May 30, was 6,920.