CEDAR RAPIDS — City Hall is not immune to the rising health care costs affecting many citizens and businesses. The health insurance fund for Cedar Rapids city employees would increase 11 percent or $2.3 million to $23.8 million under the proposed fiscal 2021 city budget, which begins on July 1.

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    Federal and state agencies are warning Iowans of scammers taking advantage of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic to launch fraudulent schemes.The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning about phishing emails asking you to verify your personal information to receive an economic stimulus check from the government. More
  • Cedar Rapids residential leaf vacuuming to begin Monday
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  • Rising health care costs fuels Cedar Rapids tax levy topping new state cap
    CEDAR RAPIDS — City Hall is not immune to the rising health care costs ... levy is proposed to increase by 2.82 percent, which triggers a number of actions under the new state property tax ...
    02/18/2020 - 4:48 am | View Link
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