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Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Updated on Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting its Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials workshops. These three-hour-long workshops cover…

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2023 Updated on Monday, March 20, 2023

The Iowa Energy Office is set to receive $1.2 million of federally allocated funding for the development of the Energy Efficiency and…

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2023 Updated on Thursday, March 2, 2023

The League hosted a webinar on the infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on March 1. Here is the recording,  https://youtu.be/fYdid0ap4nk.  If you…

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2023 Updated on Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The League will conduct a webinar on the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)/ARPA grant compliance reporting on April 5 from 2…

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2023 Updated on Monday, February 20, 2023

Registration has opened for the 2023 Iowa Rural Summit, which will occur April 11-12 at the Gateway Conference Center in Ames. Hosted by the…

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2023 Updated on Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Iowa League will conduct a webinar on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law…

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 Updated on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The Iowa Mayors Association is hosting a six-part, 24-hour course (in-person, virtual and self-paced training) to prepare Iowa mayors and city staff…

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023 Updated on Friday, March 24, 2023

On January 18, Erin Mullenix, research director for the League, covered the business property tax partial rollback reduction that passed in the…

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 Updated on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2023 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for…

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Published February 13, 2023

The Iowa League of Cities has focused on the topic of local option sales and service tax (LOSST), the mechanics of how it works and the importance to the communities.

Published November 29, 2022

This publication is designed to assist cities begin their annual budget process. Learn about revenues, expenditures, legislation and other budget issues.

Published November 1, 2022

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