Inflation in the Midwest: May 2024

Inflation in the Midwest: May 2024

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Stocks surged today as inflation came in at the lowest print of the year, but the U.S. would need deflation through the end of the year for the Fed to reach its 2% inflation target for 2024.

Iowa Public Safety Competitiveness Index

Iowa Public Safety Competitiveness Index

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Our Public Safety Competitiveness Index uncovered an interesting phenomenon in Iowa. Of all states, we spend 3rd least per capital on public safety yet have some of the best public safety outcomes in the nation.

Common Sense Institute Iowa Belief Statement

We believe sound fiscal and economic research is essential to uphold Iowa’s economic vitality, future, and individual opportunity. 

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Happy Birthday to our Director of Policy & Research, Ben Murrey! Ben, we hope you have an incredible day. ...

This morning`s inflation print came in at the lowest rate of increase so far this year, but the U.S. would need deflation through the end of the year for the Fed to reach its 2% inflation target for 2024.

Read more about today`s inflation data for the Midwest in our latest report: https://bit.ly/45n9P1c
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CSI Energy & Our Environment Policy Center: focused on providing the facts and research in Colorado, Oregon, Iowa, and Arizona.

Trisha Curtis, President and CEO of PetroNerds, LLC, was named as the first Fellow. The Center’s first study is expected later this year.
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Honoring the brave souls who sacrificed everything for our freedom. Today, the CSI Team remembers and pays tribute to those who gave their lives in service to our country. Their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. 🌟 #MemorialDay ...

Our Public Safety Competitiveness Index uncovered an interesting phenomenon in Iowa. Of all states, we spend 3rd least per capital on public safety yet have some of the best public safety outcomes in the nation.

Read the full report for a deeper dive: https://bit.ly/4bNcoM8
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Earlier this month, US News ranked Iowa #6 state in the nation, thanks in part to its high score on “public safety.” While our public safety index uses slightly different metrics, it reaches the same conclusion: Iowa is one of the most attractive places in the nation to live and work if public safety is a top concern.

Read the report: https://bit.ly/4bNcoM8
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In April, employment in Iowa fell for the first time since May 2023, according to BLS`s establishment survey.

See CSI Iowa`s report on today’s BLS employment data release here: https://bit.ly/4bpDp8J
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Great job by Iowa Public Radio and International Journal of Drug Policy on highlighting the astonishing and heartbreaking human cost of America`s fentanyl crisis.

Next month, CSI Iowa will release a report exploring its economic costs for Iowa.

Follow for updates on its release. https://bit.ly/3QJWGta
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CSI’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that residents are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives. Common Sense Institute was founded in 2010 originally as Common Sense Policy Roundtable in Colorado. CSI’s founders were a concerned group of business and community leaders who observed that divisive partisanship was overwhelming policymaking and believed that sound economic analysis could help residents make fact-based and common sense decisions.