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Iowa House Democrats propose minimum wage increase and sales tax holiday expansion.

  • Iowa House Democrats propose several bills to improve economic well-being of Iowans
  • Proposals include increasing minimum wage and expanding sales tax holiday
  • Other proposals include eliminating Medicaid waitlist for disabled Iowans and expanding child care pilot program
  • Democrats hold 36 seats in Iowa House and need Republican support for legislation to advance
  • Minimum wage proposal aims to raise wage to $10.85 by July 1 and $15 by 2026
  • Sales tax holiday proposal aims to expand tax-free purchases and extend duration to 14 days
  • Proposal to eliminate Medicaid waitlist for disabled Iowans, costing an estimated $69 million
  • Proposal to expand child care assistance to all child care workers statewide


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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