District 62 Representative Ras Smith & District 77 Representative Amy Nielsen join Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard to discuss what’s been going on at the Statehouse.
Many Iowa Democrats have embraced raising the minimum wage as a major theme in their 2018 election campaigns. However, there hasn’t been sufficient discussions about linking raising wages of low income Iowans with the child care “cliff.” The child care cliff is the point where rising income triggers a cut-off of child care assistance (CCA). Raising wages alone for families with children can result in them suddenly getting pushed over the child care cliff. That can cost these families several thousand dollars in paying for their child care. These families can end up with a small raise in wages but […]