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Announcement comes as Iowa House Subcommittee passes similar measure for professional and occupational licensure of veterans and their spouses (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a new effort to eliminate licensing barriers for qualified veterans and...

Release Date: Friday, February 14, 2014

A state board has implemented a quicker licensing process for military veterans with teaching credentials seeking to teach in the state, the governor’s office announced today. The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has created a new military exchange license for veterans and their spouses. This...

Release Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Iowa Business Council Announces Goal of Hiring 2,500 Veterans (DES MOINES) – The Iowa Business Council, a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of major Iowa employers, today announced their support of Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Home Base Iowa initiative....

Release Date: Monday, January 27, 2014

Military retirement pay would be exempt from Iowa income taxes under a bill that easily cleared an Iowa Senate panel Wednesday. Senate File 303 is part of an initiative by Gov. Terry Branstad aimed at attracting newly discharged military veterans to Iowa. Branstad’s program, called Home Base...

Release Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched www.homebaseiowa.org, a new website for Home Base Iowa. The initiative is a new non-profit, private-public partnership that will recruit veterans and active duty service...

Release Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has announced a new Home Base Iowa marketing campaign to convince veterans of the benefits of working, studying and living in the state. The state already has a $5,000 tax credit for veterans who buy homes in Iowa. "We want to do everything we can to make Iowa a lead...

Release Date: Monday, December 16, 2013

A security firm and the Des Moines area’s largest private employer are the first companies to consider applying for Home Base Iowa Businesses designations, labeling them as employers with open positions for military veterans. The Conley Group, an Urbandale security services provider, is pursuing...

Release Date: Monday, December 16, 2013

This afternoon VFW met with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to discuss the state’s new initiative to recruit veterans into the Iowa workforce. The program, called Home Base Iowa, was announced by Branstad in November alongside leaders from the Iowa veterans’...

Release Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds today announced growing momentum in their Home Base Iowa initiative through a partnership with iHeartRadio’s Show Your Stripes, Clear Channel’s long-term public service campaign addressing the growing issue of U.S. veteran unemployment in communities across...

Release Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad Tuesday commended Greene County for taking a lead local role on implementing a state initiative to recruit returning American military men and women to Iowa for jobs.

"We appreciate the leadership of Greene County, and we hope many other communities and counties will...

Release Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013