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A rendering of the proposed Cedar Crossing casino project

Iowa gaming officials: Linn County casino application ‘on hold’

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, meeting Thursday at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg, acknowledged that the Iowa Legislature has approved a two-year...
A rendering of the proposed Cedar Crossing casino project

Despite two-year moratorium, developers unveil plans for Cedar Rapids casino complex

While acknowledging the likelihood that a two-year moratorium on new casino licenses will be enacted, developers and supporters have unveiled their plans for Cedar...

Proposed casino license moratorium upsets Cedar Rapids supporters

UPDATED: Supporters of a proposed Cedar Rapids casino are decrying a measure approved by the Iowa Legislature that would impose a two-year moratorium on...

ABI opposes vaccine mandate bill

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) is opposed to the Iowa Legislature’s decision to pass its vaccine mandate bill that allows Iowans...

Iowa is an example of responsible budgeting

Sound fiscal policy must begin with spending restraint. Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Republican-led Iowa Legislature continued to follow pro-growth fiscal conservatism during the...

Another pillar threatened

CBJ Editorial We have commented recently that several of the region’s major economic players have been impacted negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the University...

University of Iowa hits the building brake

A planned $50 million UI Art Museum is one of the highest-profile projects impacted by the university’s decision to impose a five-month moratorium on...

Mayors: Budget woes, tax reform shouldn’t compromise local services

Letter to the Editor In 2013, the state adopted property tax reform legislation that was hailed as “the largest property tax cut in Iowa’s history.”...

Linn County minimum wage: Is it settled?

By Dave DeWitte dave@Corridorbusiness.com Linn County will become the second county in Iowa to boost the minimum wage on Jan. 1. The county’s Board of Supervisors cast...

Minimum wage hike recommended for Linn County

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett shown during the 2015 State of the City speech. The mayor was among Linn County's Minimum Wage Study Group...

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