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City of Mason City expense report for June 17, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for June 17, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/17/2021 Payee Description Amount ———————————– 1ST INSURANCE OTHER SUPPLIES 5,148.00 ACCORD ARCHITECTURE CONTRACT LABOR 4,927.30 ACCURATE AIR CONDITIONING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 130.18 ADAMS CONSTRUCTION…

Congress, President Biden create national holiday recognizing emancipation of slaves for June 19

Congress, President Biden create national holiday recognizing emancipation of slaves for June 19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress passed a bill and President Biden signed it, thereby creating a national holiday recognizing the emancipation of slaves 160 years ago for June 19. A Proclamation…

Governor Kim Reynolds to tour Northern Iowa communities today

Governor Kim Reynolds to tour Northern Iowa communities today

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released an updated schedule this morning, announcing she will tour communities in Northern Iowa on Friday, June 18, 2021. The following events are planned…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law following a bill signing ceremony for SF 619: HF 891: an Act relating to appropriations for health and human…

Gov. Reynolds signs tax cuts, mental health funding into law   

Gov. Reynolds signs tax cuts, mental health funding into law   

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed SF 619 into law, legislation that cuts taxes and invests significantly in mental health as well as foundational priorities like child care and…

Workers’ rally to be held in Des Moines at offices of Senators Grassley and Ernst

Workers’ rally to be held in Des Moines at offices of Senators Grassley and Ernst

DES MOINES – Iowa workers will assemble outside of the offices of Senators Grassley and Ernst to demand that workers have the freedom to organize a union in their workplace…

Senator Amanda Ragan touts boots to corrections and public safety this Legislative session

Senator Amanda Ragan touts boots to corrections and public safety this Legislative session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The Legislature wrapped up the 2021 session by taking steps…

Applicants now total 14 for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

Applicants now total 14 for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Fourteen Iowans have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals that will occur when Judge Richard Doyle…

City of Mason City expense report for June 9, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for June 9, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/9/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————- A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 170.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL OTHER SUPPLIES 1,212.55 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E SUPPLIES 12.00 AGVANTAGE FS INCMATERIAL 1,570.00…

Mason City council appoints Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director

Mason City council appoints Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director

MASON CITY – The Mason City council this week appointed Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director after the sudden passing of Kevin Jacobson, who previously filled those roles.…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds also signed the following bills into law: HF 857: A bill for an act establishing a butchery innovation and revitalization fund and program to be…

Gov. Reynolds signs several budget bills into law  

Gov. Reynolds signs several budget bills into law  

DES MOINES – Tuesday, Gov. Reynolds signed several appropriations bills into law, increasing funding and support for education, workforce, law enforcement, corrections, and quality of life.  “Our fiscally responsible budget practices and our balanced approach…

Gov. Reynolds, Legislature enact bill banning “Critical Race Theory”

Gov. Reynolds, Legislature enact bill banning “Critical Race Theory”

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds also signed the following bills into law: HF 802: an Act providing for requirements related to racism or sexism trainings at, and diversity and inclusion…

Iowa Board of Corrections approves two new wardens

Iowa Board of Corrections approves two new wardens

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Corrections voted Friday in support of two new wardens to join the Iowa Department of Corrections. The Board approved the Department’s selection of…

City of Mason City expense report for June 3, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for June 3, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/3/2021 Payee Description Amount ——————————— AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 275.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 5,260.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 38,797.90 AMERIGROUP…

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Golden Grain Energy’s massive grain bin, claimed to be World’s largest

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Golden Grain Energy’s massive grain bin, claimed to be World’s largest

MASON CITY – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday in Mason City at a renewable energy plant for the world’s largest grain bin. The event was held June 2 at…

Mason City council authorizes development agreement with new owner of Southbridge Mall

Mason City council authorizes development agreement with new owner of Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – The Mason City City Council held a Public Hearing at its June 1 meeting and authorized a development agreement with a new owner of Southbridge Mall. A…

City of Mason City expense report for May 27, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for May 27, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/27/2021 Payee Description Amount ———————————— ALL IOWA POOL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 3,910.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 340.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS &…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on COVID-19 public service announcement

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on COVID-19 public service announcement

DES MOINES – Today, the Auditor released a report on a special investigation of the “Step Up, Stop the Spread” public service announcement campaign that occurred in November 2020, the…

Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds and five other governors wrote to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), asking them to continue their investigation into anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking…

More than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 167 million

More than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 167 million

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced Wednesday they have disbursed more than 1.8 million additional Economic…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed into law HF 867, an Act relating to and making appropriations and related statutory changes involving certain state agencies, funds, and certain other entities, providing regulatory…

Sen. Ragan says “we could do more to build back better” as Legislature adjourns session

Sen. Ragan says “we could do more to build back better” as Legislature adjourns session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The 2021 legislative session has adjourned for the year. Sine…

City of Mason City expense report for May 20, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for May 20, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/20/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 195.08 ACCORD ARCHITECTURE CONTRACT LABOR 2,639.47 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 43,112.97 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law  

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law  

DES MOINES – Thursday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF 196: an Act expanding the health care professional recruitment program. HF 285: an Act relating to professional standards for the certification or designation of music…

Gov. Reynolds signs fuel supply proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs fuel supply proclamation

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation that eases transport rules for crews and drivers hauling motor fuels. The proclamation temporarily suspends regulatory provisions of Iowa law pertaining…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law  

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law  

DES MOINES – Wednesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 517: an Act relating to the provision of academic credit, including social studies coursework, and exemptions for physical education and activity…

Kim Reynolds signs bill banning mask rules at local levels

Kim Reynolds signs bill banning mask rules at local levels

DES MOINES – Wednesday, Gov. Reynolds signed HF 847 into law, legislation that contains several components of the governor’s Students First Act as well as provisions that prohibit K-12 schools from mandating masks as…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on 2021 Legislative Session  

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on 2021 Legislative Session  

DES MOINES –  Gov. Reynolds released the following statements on the conclusion of the 2021 legislative session: “This legislative session, I charged the House and Senate to work together to…

City of Mason City expense report for May 13, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for May 13, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/13/2021 Payee Description Amount ————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 160.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 647.95 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 193.00 ALLIANT…

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO to Governor: Ending pandemic unemployment benefits does not address long or short term workforce shortages

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO to Governor: Ending pandemic unemployment benefits does not address long or short term workforce shortages

DES MOINES Charlie Wishman, President of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, condemned Republican Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds for turing away millions of dollars in federal unemployment money for…

Senator Charles Grassley writes letter thanking Mason City man for hand-made pen

Senator Charles Grassley writes letter thanking Mason City man for hand-made pen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Charles Grassley today announced that he wrote a letter to a Mason City man thanking him for a hand-made pen. Grassley posed for the letter in…

Reynolds and other Governors call on President Biden to “take action” on Southern U.S. border

Reynolds and other Governors call on President Biden to “take action” on Southern U.S. border

DES MOINES Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and 19 other Republican governors issued a joint letter urging President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to take immediate action on the…

Iowa to end participation in federal unemployment benefit programs, citing strong labor market and recovering economy 

Iowa to end participation in federal unemployment benefit programs, citing strong labor market and recovering economy 

DES MOINES – Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced new measures to address the State of Iowa’s severe workforce shortage. Effective June 12, 2021, the State of Iowa will end its…

Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 546  HF 602  HF 654  SF 366  HF 228  SF 336  HF 314  HF 429  HF 766 …

Iowa Department of Corrections names Brian Foster as Security Operations Director; Provides other updates

Iowa Department of Corrections names Brian Foster as Security Operations Director; Provides other updates

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Corrections has named Brian Foster as Security Operations Director. Brian has worked in the field of corrections since 1985. His current position is…

City of Mason City expense report for May 6, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for May 6, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/6/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 324.12 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,702.00 ALLIANT ENERGY GAS & ELECTRICITY…

Sen. Ragan: “Still time to address Iowa’s critical needs” during legislative session

Sen. Ragan: “Still time to address Iowa’s critical needs” during legislative session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The 2021 legislative session is now in overtime. Although the…

Donald Trump remains banned on Facebook

Donald Trump remains banned on Facebook

Facebook Oversight Board upholds former President Trump’s suspension, finds Facebook failed to impose proper penalty The Facebook Oversight Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President…

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: The 2020 legislative session was supposed to adjourn on April 30, but we’ll be heading into overtime…

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