DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two major provisions of the Republican tax cut bill won't happen until Iowa meets revenue targets that critics say may take many years. Eliminating so-called "federal deductibility" and raising the state's standard deduction, along with further dropping tax rates, won't happen until the state reaches a certain amount of tax revenue and shows significant growth in the previous year. Those changes could happen no sooner than 2023.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Police say a child has been killed in one of four overnight shootings that left three others wounded. The Courier reports that officers were called to a house around 5:15 a.m. Saturday and found a victim, described as a boy, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. In two other separate shootings early Saturday, three other people suffered injuries not believed to be life threatening.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An 18-year-old Des Moines man accused of beating his infant son has pleaded guilty to charges in the case. The Des Moines Register reports that Dominick Joseph Clausi pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of child endangerment causing bodily injury and two counts of neglect of a dependent. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Clausi is expected to receive a 45-year suspended sentence in July.
EARLHAM, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have charged a south-central Iowa man after dozens of severely neglected horses _ and 2 horse carcasses _ where found on his property. The Des Moines Register reports that the nearly 60 animals were found Thursday night at the Lemontree Welsh horse stable in Earlham. Jimmy Lee Lemon, co-owner of Lemontree Welsh, has been charged with three counts of livestock neglect and two counts of failure to dispose of animal remains.
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