The number of Iowa residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 8.5 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.
The top 1 percent of earners in Iowa are taxed at an effective rate of 7.7 percent, compared to the state’s 10.7 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.
Fourth-graders in Iowa on average scored 221 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is one point above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Fourth-graders in Indiana on average scored 245 on a standardized math test administered last year, which is five points above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
University of Notre Dame grossed $149.5 million in 2018, making it the 12th-highest-grossing college athletics program in the United States that year, according to an Indiana Business Daily analysis of the latest federal data.
Job growth in Indiana is expected to reach 0.6 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.9 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.