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Gov. Reynolds signs Future Ready Iowa Act


This news story was published on April 3, 2018.
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DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed House File 2458, the Future Ready Iowa Act, on Tuesday at the Future Ready Iowa Summit in Des Moines.

Future Ready Iowa is the governor’s plan to train Iowans for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The goal of Future Ready Iowa is 70 percent of Iowa workers having education or training beyond high school by 2025. In order to reach that goal, another 127,700 Iowans need to earn post-secondary degrees or other credentials.

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“This bill changes lives by helping Iowans earn credentials that prepare them for rewarding careers in advanced manufacturing, computer science, finance, health care and many other fields,” Gov. Reynolds said. “This bill also helps employers hire the skilled workers they need to grow, which means Iowa communities will be even more prosperous.”

The governor called on the legislature to pass the Future Ready Iowa Act in her Condition of the State address in January. The bill passed both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support. It passed the Iowa House on March 13, 98-0 and the Iowa Senate on March 19, 47-0.

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5 Responses to Gov. Reynolds signs Future Ready Iowa Act

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Kim, Nothing could prepare me for your bananas…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 4, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Tarriff on pork for China was just a ploy – u know FAKE NEWS ! When it comes down to it they will jump ship on that one . They have it made and said so – they don’t want the hog industry in china because it’s unhealthy and bad for the environment – so let’s just buy Iowa farms and pollute that area.

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    bodacious Reply Report comment

    April 4, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Great plan. Needed to help Iowa grow and prosper. The big question is whether or not the Republicans will allow this plan to be funded. Their budget cuts say no.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 4, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Seems like Iowa”s future is Chinese owned/controlled hog lots.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 4, 2018 at 10:29 am

      If the hogs are owned/controlled by the Chinese then why did they place a tariff on pork? Would only be hurting themselves. You should get over your obsession with hogs because this is the people voted for with their food dollar.