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Legislative update from Sen. Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Sen. Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Iowans with disabilities often wish to live as independently as possible. The ABLE Act will help them do just that. The ABLE — Achieving a…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City – Failure to Compromise Hurts Iowa’s Children The Iowa Legislature is still at an impasse regarding the…

Labor leader: Stop the fast track to lower wages

Labor leader: Stop the fast track to lower wages

Statement by Ken Sagar, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, April 16, 2015 – In response to the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority in the U.S. Senate today, Iowa Federation of…

Joni Ernst reflects on her first 100 days in office (video)

Joni Ernst reflects on her first 100 days in office (video)

From Senator Joni Ernst – “My ‪‎first 100 days‬ are just the start; I’m working every day to bring the Iowa Way‬ to D.C.,” said Senator Joni Ernst. She released…

Iowa Public Information Board still investigating secret budget meetings held by Mason City council and mayor

Iowa Public Information Board still investigating secret budget meetings held by Mason City council and mayor

DES MOINES – Calling the matter an “extremely important issue”, the Iowa Public Information Board continues to investigate secret, closed door budget meetings perpetrated by the Mason City council and…

On tax day, Senator Joni Ernst takes a shot at “complicated tax code”

On tax day, Senator Joni Ernst takes a shot at “complicated tax code”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statement on Tax Day: “Today is another painful reminder for Iowans of the frustrations they face due to our…

Poll: Iowans split on support of legalized recreational use of marijuana

Poll: Iowans split on support of legalized recreational use of marijuana

NIT – Iowa voters are divided 47 – 47 percent on whether they support legalized recreational use of marijuana, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. There…

Bring your baby to the “Great Cloth Diaper Change” international event on April 18

Bring your baby to the “Great Cloth Diaper Change” international event on April 18

CLEAR LAKE – Want to help set a world record? Bring your baby to a coordinated, international cloth diaper changing event in Clear Lake on the morning of Saturday, April…

Union “salts” targeted by King legislation

Union “salts” targeted by King legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing H.R. 1746, the Truth in Employment Act of 2015. The legislation would protect employees and employers from harassment…

Iowa House Republicans say revenue growth is less than some Democrats say

Iowa House Republicans say revenue growth is less than some Democrats say

The Iowa budget, according to Republicans: Actual state revenue growth is 2.6%, not 6%. In actual dollars, growth is $180.9 million, not $408.1 million. Actual state spending last year was…

Dem’s say their budget expands middle class

Dem’s say their budget expands middle class

DES MOINES – Leaders of the Iowa Senate today released a state budget outline which would expand Iowa’s middle class while maintaining fiscal responsibility. The Senate Democratic plan calls for…

Madison School demolition debris: Is it being safely dealt with? (video)

Madison School demolition debris: Is it being safely dealt with? (video)

EMAIL: from: Matt Marquardt <northiowatoday@gmail.com> to: Council Member Alex Kuhn <atlargea@masoncity.net>, Anita Micich <amicich@masoncityschools.org>, Michael Lashbrook <mlashbrook@masoncity.net>, Brent Trout <btrout@masoncity.net>, Council Member Scott Tornquist <tornquistatlarge@masoncity.net>, Council Member John Lee <WardOne@masoncity.net>…

The New Militarism: Who Profits?

The New Militarism: Who Profits?

Written by Ron Paul – Militarism and military spending are everywhere on the rise, as the new Cold War propaganda seems to be paying off. The new “threats” that are…

Steve King: “I am committed to ensuring that Hillary Clinton comes up short” in bid for Presidency

Steve King: “I am committed to ensuring that Hillary Clinton comes up short” in bid for Presidency

NIT – Steve King got out ahead of Hillary Clinton Sunday, sending an email to supporters and constituents promising to de-rail the Clinton campaign if people would donate money to…

Hillary declares her candidacy for President

Hillary declares her candidacy for President

NIT – Hillary Clinton made it official Sunday afternoon. “I’m running for president,” the former First Lady and Secretary of State said, via social media. “Everyday Americans need a champion.…

City of Mason City expense report, March 26, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, March 26, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/26/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————- ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 425.70 AHMED, SYED Y REFUND 27.45 ALFIE PACKERS INC LABORATORY SUPPLIES 297.50 ALL…

Rep. Steckman: Branstad’s closing of mental hospitals is “reckless plan”

Rep. Steckman: Branstad’s closing of mental hospitals is “reckless plan”

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – This week I would like to comment on a situation that has been brewing over the last few months since Governor Branstad announced he would…

Iowa Senate President says schools need more funding

Iowa Senate President says schools need more funding

From Iowa Senate President Pam Bochum – Iowa’s high school graduation rate is the highest in the country. More than 90 percent of Iowa high school students graduate within four…

National Library Week recognized at Mason City Library

National Library Week recognized at Mason City Library

MASON CITY – Beginning Monday, April 13, the Mason City Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national…

Mark your calendar for Free Comic Book Day at Oak Leaf Collectibles

Mark your calendar for Free Comic Book Day at Oak Leaf Collectibles

MASON CITY – If you like superheroes, don’t miss a chance to meet a few while browsing an awesome selection of comics and other collectibles all while helping a charitable cause.…

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