Kim Reynolds on Jobs
Decide workforce training at local level with job creators
Working with the private sector, we will create the Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, which will revolutionize the way we think about workforce training. Instead of government deciding which programs are needed, decisions will be
made at the local level by the businesses and job creators. They'll invest their money, in the training programs that best fit their needs, and the State innovation fund will provide matching dollars.
Source: 2018 State of the State speech to Iowa legislature
, Jan 9, 2018
Voting NAY on ending gender identity wage discrimination
Excerpts from Iowa legislative summary : An Act providing that wage discrimination is an unfair employment practice under the Iowa civil rights Act [for these new additional definitions of discrimination]:
- Wage discrimination
includes discriminating against any employee because of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability.
- Such wage discrimination unjustly discriminates against the person receiving the
lesser rate; and leads to low employee morale, high turnover, and frequent labor unrest.
- It is the policy of this state to correct and, as rapidly as possible, to eliminate, such discriminatory wage practices.
- An employer paying discriminatory
wages shall not remedy the violation by reducing the wage rate of other employees.
Legislative outcome: Passed Senate, 32-18, Feb. 16, 2009; Sen. Kim Reynolds voted NAY; Passed House, March 18; signed by Governor, April 28
Source: Iowa legislative voting records for SF.137
, Feb 16, 2009
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