Kim Reynolds on Families & Children
Expand Early Childhood tax credits
Childcare is the next workforce issue we need to tackle. Let's make childcare more affordable by expanding Early Childhood tax credits. Currently, they are available to families making $45,000 or less; I'm recommending that be doubled to $90,000.
We must begin to address the child-care cliff so we are not punishing parents as they continue on a path to self-sufficiency. To do this, we should implement a tiered co-pay system that doesn't punish those who work hard enough to earn a raise.
Source: 2020 Iowa State of the State address
, Jan 14, 2020
Sexual harassment has been a stain on our culture
I want to talk about something that has captured the attention of the entire nation. Throughout history, sexual harassment has been a stain on our culture, a destructive force--in politics, media and entertainment, in workplaces large and small--in all
facets of life. And it must stop.
I commend the number of women who have found the courage to speak out. As a woman, a mother of three girls, a grandmother, wife, sister, and daughter, I understand we're at an unprecedented moment in time.
I also understand that this is not a partisan issue. It can't be fixed by legislation or rule-making alone. You cannot legislate kindness or respect or morality. They must be taught.
And that means the solution starts with every individual, man or woman. It's about showing respect to others. It's about character and decency. And it's about changing the culture once and for all.
Source: 2018 State of the State speech to Iowa legislature
, Jan 9, 2018
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