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City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 23. 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 23. 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/23/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS 1,951.00 ABELL, DYLAN MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 20.00 ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 23,768.80 ADAMS, PAUL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Senator Amanda Ragan aims to improve health for moms and babies

Senator Amanda Ragan aims to improve health for moms and babies

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Maternal health in Iowa is experiencing a crisis. Maternal mortality has increased…

Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

DES MOINES – The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court, announced this week it will begin accepting applications for…

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently released Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. This new publication provides a road map…

Reynolds Releases Statement on redefined Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

Reynolds Releases Statement on redefined Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

DES MOINES –  On Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finalized Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “Iowa farmers, families,…

Audit report released for City of Mason City shows $52 million in revenue, $65 million is expenses last year

Audit report released for City of Mason City shows $52 million in revenue, $65 million is expenses last year

MASON CITY – Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants today released an audit report on the City of Mason City for the year ended June 30, 2019. The City’s…

USDA Invests $11 million in broadband for rural Minnesota and Iowa communities

USDA Invests $11 million in broadband for rural Minnesota and Iowa communities

HARMONY, MN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky announced recently that the USDA has invested $11 million in three, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will…

Monthly activity report for Mason City from City Administrator Aaron Burnett

Monthly activity report for Mason City from City Administrator Aaron Burnett

MASO CITY – City Administrator Aaron Burnett will present this update to the city council at tonight’s Mason City council meeting: The Mason City Arena officially opened with 2 near…

Rep. Steckman proposes bills on hog confinements, e-cigarettes and more

Rep. Steckman proposes bills on hog confinements, e-cigarettes and more

The following is a legislative update released Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, representing the middle-third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa Legislature: The second session…

Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Tim Latham to seek second term in office

Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Tim Latham to seek second term in office

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Tim Latham will seek a second term in office, he announced this week. According to a statement: “I would like to announce that…

News update from Iowa Democrats, January 17, 2019

News update from Iowa Democrats, January 17, 2019

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats: 2020 Legislative Session Starts with Focus on Iowans This week the 2020 Legislative Session began and lawmakers pledged to work together…

Rep. Upmeyer: Eighty-Eighth General Assembly convened on Monday, January 13th

Rep. Upmeyer: Eighty-Eighth General Assembly convened on Monday, January 13th

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: The second half of the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly convened on Monday,…

Senator Ragan: Let’s make Iowa a more welcoming place

Senator Ragan: Let’s make Iowa a more welcoming place

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: We kicked off the 2020 legislative session on Monday. I hope we…

City of Mason City expense report for January 16, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for January 16, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/16/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 308.69 ACTIVE911 INC INVESTIGATION FUND 15.99 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 7,342.08 ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC…

President Trump signs Phase 1 Trade Agreement with China, Iowa leaders thrilled

President Trump signs Phase 1 Trade Agreement with China, Iowa leaders thrilled

DES MOINES – President Donald Trump signed a trade deal with China Wednesday, and several top Iowa political leaders were thrilled with the outcome. “One of the greatest trade deals…

Easler named Iowa’s consumer advocate

Easler named Iowa’s consumer advocate

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has appointed Jennifer Easler as consumer advocate for regulated utility issues. Easler replaces Mark Schuling, who retired Jan. 10. Schuling had served…

Iowa Governor Reynolds delivers Condition of the State

Iowa Governor Reynolds delivers Condition of the State

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds delivered her Condition of the State Address Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lieutenant Governor,…

Chris Watts announces he will seek re-election to Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors, District 3

Chris Watts announces he will seek re-election to Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors, District 3

MASON CITY – Chris Watts has announced he will seek re-election to Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Chris Watts was first elected to the Board of Supervisors…

Gov. Reynolds announces appointments to Iowa’s boards & commissions

Gov. Reynolds announces appointments to Iowa’s boards & commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions this week. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Board of Educational Examiners: Timothy Bower, Fairfield…

Amy Klobuchar receives 52 new endorsements from community activists and leaders

Amy Klobuchar receives 52 new endorsements from community activists and leaders

DES MOINES, IA — Ahead of Tuesday’s debate in Des Moines, Amy for America today announced new endorsements from 52 community and party activists in 46 counties across Iowa. Klobuchar,…

Iowa Voices applauds Attorney General Tom Miller for protecting Iowans’ health care

Iowa Voices applauds Attorney General Tom Miller for protecting Iowans’ health care

DES MOINES — Friday afternoon was the deadline for Republican attorneys general seeking to overturn the health care law to respond to the Supreme Court as to whether the court…

Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins announces resignation

Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins announces resignation

DES MOINES – Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins today announced his resignation from the court. Wiggins, age 69, will retire March 13 on March, leaving to vacancies on the…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Stuart Anderson to serve as Interim Director at Iowa DOT

Gov. Reynolds appoints Stuart Anderson to serve as Interim Director at Iowa DOT

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Reynolds announced the appointment of Stuart Anderson to serve as Interim Director at the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT). His appointment is effective Friday, January…

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 9, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 9, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/9/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE5 60.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 2,566.56 ADORAMAEQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 3,050.10 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES…

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

DES MOINES – Twelve Iowans applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court that occurred upon the death of Chief Justice Mark…

Iowa Utilities Board demands Alliant Energy refund $7.5 million to customers while approving rate increase

Iowa Utilities Board demands Alliant Energy refund $7.5 million to customers while approving rate increase

DES MOINES – The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) issued its final decision order in docket RPU-2019-0001 regarding a request from Alliant Energy/Interstate Power and Light Company (Alliant) to increase Iowa retail…

Shannon Latham announces run for Iowa House

Shannon Latham announces run for Iowa House

SHEFFIELD – Shannon Latham, a Republican from Sheffield, announces she will run for Iowa House District 54 now that Speaker Linda Upmeyer will not seek re-election. “Speaker Upmeyer has served…

Iowa leaders, including Mason City councilman Paul Adams, endorse Pete Buttigieg for President

Iowa leaders, including Mason City councilman Paul Adams, endorse Pete Buttigieg for President

DES MOINES – Today, Democratic elected officials and activists from across Iowa endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president. The endorsements come as Pete Buttigieg prepares to make his twenty-second trip to…

Clear Lake City Councilman Bennett Smith announces his candidacy for the Iowa Legislature

Clear Lake City Councilman Bennett Smith announces his candidacy for the Iowa Legislature

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake City Councilman Bennett Smith announced his candidacy for the Iowa Legislature Wednesday: “I would like to take this opportunity to announce my decision to run…

Iowa’s Hawki health insurance program celebrates 20 Years

Iowa’s Hawki health insurance program celebrates 20 Years

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds recently joined the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) in celebrating 20 years of the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawki) program. Hawki…

Former Senator John Kerry to visit Mason City in support of Joe Biden

Former Senator John Kerry to visit Mason City in support of Joe Biden

MASON CITY – Former Senator John Kerry will visit Mason City on Thursday, January 9. The “community event” will be held in the Biden for President Field Office, located at…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedule for Monday, January 6, 2019 – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedule for Monday, January 6, 2019 – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg released their public schedules for Monday, January 6, 2019 – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. The following events are open…

City of Mason City expense report for January 2, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for January 2, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/2/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 18.00 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 451.92 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY M/E SUPPLIES 24.04…

Bernie Sanders holds campaign rally in Mason City

Bernie Sanders holds campaign rally in Mason City

MASON CITY – Vermont Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in Mason City on Saturday, January 4, 2019. The rally was held in the Music Man…

Iowa Attorney General joins coalition asking Supreme Court to review ACA repeal case 

Iowa Attorney General joins coalition asking Supreme Court to review ACA repeal case 

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined a coalition of 20 states and Washington, D.C., in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The states’…

Gov. Reynolds encourages MLB to support Iowa’s MiLB teams

Gov. Reynolds encourages MLB to support Iowa’s MiLB teams

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has contacted MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred urging him to support Iowa’s MiLB teams and the vital role they play for communities across the…

President Trump obliterates top Iran general, puts U.S. on brink of escalated war in Middle East

President Trump obliterates top Iran general, puts U.S. on brink of escalated war in Middle East

IRAQ – President Trump ordered the bombing of the top Iran general, who was responsible for countless American deaths, sparking a possible severe backlash from the U.S. enemy nation. Friday…

Iowa registers 350,000 new voters in five years

Iowa registers 350,000 new voters in five years

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces 350,000 Iowans have registered to vote in the past five years. Iowa has broken several voter registration records since Secretary…

Iowa Caucus Campaign: Bernie Sanders releases medical information

Iowa Caucus Campaign: Bernie Sanders releases medical information

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released letters from three doctors, including his primary physician and two cardiologists, showing he is fit and ready to serve as president…

Sanders campaign announces farmer, nurse, and activist Barb Kalbach as Iowa Campaign Co-Chair

Sanders campaign announces farmer, nurse, and activist Barb Kalbach as Iowa Campaign Co-Chair

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Monday named former Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) president, farmer and retired nurse Barb Kalbach as an Iowa campaign co-chair. Kalbach…

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