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Weekly Update: December 14, 2017

   At the Corridor Business Journal award ceremony was (left to right) Aaron McGlynn, Karyl Bohnsack, Art Floss, Andy Martin, Steve Clark, Melissa Schooley, Reagan Boeset and Tim Ruth.

Iowa City HBA and Kirkwood Recognized for Workforce Development
Congrats to The Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association, Kirkwood Community College, Mrs. Boeset and Mr. Clark for the #cbjworkforce Publishers Award at the Corridor Business Journal Workforce Awards ceremony. The award was for preparing youth for the workforce through the CCA Middle School STEM Construction camp. CCA MS students together with area professionals and educators spend five days of hands-on instruction of basic construction skills as well as problem-solving activities. The young campers were given opportunity to connect with the community by creating such items as benches for dugouts and game boards for senior centers. “We can’t think of a better way to strengthen the economy than to boost the confidence and skills of the next generation of workers.” John Lohman, CEO Corridor Business Journal.  Mr. Clark is holding the Award from NAHB received at the Association Management Convention in Denver earlier this year.
Final Draft Notice of Intended Action for Carbon Monoxide Rules
We published proposed changes a few weeks ago and there wasn’t …
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Weekly Update: December 7, 2017

   The executive officers of the state HBA’s across the country gather together during the first week in December each year, outside of the NAHB calendar.  HBAI Executive Officer Jay Iverson is chairman of the EO20 group and we just met this week in Savannah.  It’s an awesome opportunity to come together with a very broad range of topics and that network is critical to our various operations.

Tax Reform Last Minute Changes to Benefit our Industry?
As House and Senate conferees work to produce a final tax overhaul package, NAHB is urging congressional leadership to produce a conference report that provides the best outcome for home owners, renters and the small business community. We hope that you will join the fight.
This report must:

Adopt the Senate position on the mortgage interest deduction, which retains the principal cap for deductible interest at $1 million and the deduction for second homes.
Continue to allow the deduction for interest on home equity loans for home repairs and improvements but under the $1 million mortgage interest cap. Both the House and Senate bills eliminate this deduction.
Retain the deduction on property taxes paid up to $10,000, a provision that is in both the House and Senate bills.
Maintain the exemption of …
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