When she steps to the speaker’s podium next week in the Iowa House to deliver her first Condition of the State address, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will spend much of her time talking about ways to boost the credentials of Iowa workers without post-high school education or training.
Helping workers improve their skills will be a top priority of her administration in 2018.
The 2018 session of the Legislature, which begins Monday, will be the first since Reynolds took over as governor this past year.
“Probably my top priority is workforce (and) taxes, but it’s workforce, workforce, workforce. Because that provides opportunities for Iowans. It provides an opportunity for a better quality of life,” Reynolds said.