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Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through October 17, 2021. The proclamation allows vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay,…

Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The Iowa Legislature’s role in redistricting is under way. The…

Mason City school board makes request for comments on mandating masks in school

Mason City school board makes request for comments on mandating masks in school

MASON CITY – At the Mason City Community School District Board of Education meeting to be held on September 20, 2021, the Board Meeting Agenda will have an agenda item…

Reynolds sets date for Iowa House District 29 special election

Reynolds sets date for Iowa House District 29 special election

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation today setting Tuesday, October 12, 2021, as the date for a special election in Iowa House District 29 following the resignation…

Iowa announces broadband grant recipients of $100M investment

Iowa announces broadband grant recipients of $100M investment

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) are proud to announce the recipients of the State of Iowa Broadband Grants Program. Thirty-nine applicants…

Governor Reynolds sets special session for redistricting

Governor Reynolds sets special session for redistricting

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation convening a special legislative session on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The purpose of the special session will be to consider…

Gov. Reynolds announces appointments to Iowa’s boards & commissions; Mason City’s Burnett and Anderson among them

Gov. Reynolds announces appointments to Iowa’s boards & commissions; Mason City’s Burnett and Anderson among them

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Board of Athletic Training Erica Boer, Marion Board…

Reynolds Administration announces staff changes

Reynolds Administration announces staff changes

DES MOINES – Today the Reynolds Administration has announced staff changes. Below is a list of new staff and their new role: Stephanie Groen, will now serve as the Governor’s…

Justice Department sues Texas over abortion ban bill

Justice Department sues Texas over abortion ban bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to prevent the State of Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 8 (SB8),…

Governor Reynolds announces historic $100 million investment for housing in Iowa 

Governor Reynolds announces historic $100 million investment for housing in Iowa 

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds today attended the HousingIowa Conference in Cedar Rapids and announced an additional $100 million investment to increase the supply of housing options and protect and expand housing opportunities for Iowans to live in or…

Over $8.6 million awarded in K-12 Iowa school mental health grants

Over $8.6 million awarded in K-12 Iowa school mental health grants

DES MOINES – Over $8.6 million in competitive grants will be awarded to 64 Iowa school districts to assist them in providing mental health support and other wraparound services to…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Stacy Ritchie as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Stacy Ritchie as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Stacy Ritchie as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 5A. Ritchie, of Adel, Iowa, currently serves as…

Senator Ragan says “hard-working Iowans deserve support”

Senator Ragan says “hard-working Iowans deserve support”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: On Labor Day, let’s renew our commitment to Iowa’s working…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Worth and Pocahontas counties

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Worth and Pocahontas counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for Pocahontas and Worth counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Kossuth and Mitchell counties

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Kossuth and Mitchell counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for two counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to…

Iowans call out Rep. Ashley Hinson for opposition to the American Rescue Plan

Iowans call out Rep. Ashley Hinson for opposition to the American Rescue Plan

CENTRAL CITY, IA — Iowa leaders today spoke out at a press conference at the Linn County Fairgrounds calling out Rep. Ashley Hinson for voting against the American Rescue Plan…

“Governor, you need to change course” on COVID and Iowa schools, Iowa Senator says

“Governor, you need to change course” on COVID and Iowa schools, Iowa Senator says

DES MOINES – In a Thursday, August 26, news conference, Iowa Senator Zach Wahls, called on Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to smarten up somehow on her anti-mask stance for schools.…

Iowa Democrats say Republicans’ failure to reject COVID disinformation and control the spread is threatening safe return to school

Iowa Democrats say Republicans’ failure to reject COVID disinformation and control the spread is threatening safe return to school

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats say that Republicans’ failure to reject COVID disinformation and control the spread of the nasty virus is threatening the safe return to school. Statement by…

USDA offers options in country’s housing crisis

USDA offers options in country’s housing crisis

WASHINGTON — As the nation continues to grapple with an affordable housing crisis worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, USDA is committed to supporting our tenants and owners. In addition to…

Mason City school board offers four seats in this November election

Mason City school board offers four seats in this November election

MASON CITY – The Iowa Association of School Boards and the Mason City Community School District urge Iowans passionate about education to consider running in the November 2, 2021 school…

Bennett Smith launches campaign for Second Ward City Council seat in Clear Lake

Bennett Smith launches campaign for Second Ward City Council seat in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Bennett Smith has announced he is seeking a second term on the Clear Lake city council: I wanted to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for…

Senator Ragan: Census will ensure fair representation for North Iowa

Senator Ragan: Census will ensure fair representation for North Iowa

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Detailed Census data<https://www.iowadatacenter.org/data/decennial> released August 12 shows where Iowa’s 3.2…

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation 

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that extends some regulatory relief for an additional 30 days. The proclamation can be found online here.…

Biden-Harris Administration announces availability of up to $500 million in emergency rural health care funds under the American Rescue Plan

Biden-Harris Administration announces availability of up to $500 million in emergency rural health care funds under the American Rescue Plan

ST. PETER, MINN. – The Biden-Harris Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making up to $500 million available in grants to help rural health…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Meghan Corbin as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Meghan Corbin as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds this week announced her appointment of Meghan Corbin as a district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District. Corbin, of Davenport, Iowa, currently serves…

Nearly 200 applications for broadband grants in Iowa following $100M investment

Nearly 200 applications for broadband grants in Iowa following $100M investment

DES MOINES – The state of Iowa announced that the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) received 178 applications from broadband providers for the latest Empower Rural Iowa Broadband…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement against electric vehicles

Gov. Reynolds releases statement against electric vehicles

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement regarding Joe Biden’s renewed push to promote Electric Vehicles in favor of burning food and fossil fuels that pollute the air,…

Gov. Reynolds sets date for Iowa House District 37 special election

Gov. Reynolds sets date for Iowa House District 37 special election

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation today to officially set a special election date in Iowa House District 37 for Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Iowa law requires…

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

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

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Board of Barbering: Rebecca Brockmann, O’Brien Board of…

Iowa representative John Landon dies

Iowa representative John Landon dies

ANKENY – An Iowa legislator has passed away. Republican John Landon served four terms in the Iowa House. His professions were Ag business and real estate in the Ankeny, Iowa…

Justice Department warns states to fully comply with federal elections laws

Justice Department warns states to fully comply with federal elections laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the release of two guidance documents to ensure states fully comply with federal laws regarding elections, specifically federal statutes affecting…

Gov. Reynolds appoints James Daane as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints James Daane as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday announced her appointment of James Daane as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3B. Daane, of Sioux City, Iowa, currently…

Kim Reynolds is against new COVID-19 guidance on masks and blames immigrants for spreading virus

Kim Reynolds is against new COVID-19 guidance on masks and blames immigrants for spreading virus

DES MOINES – Tuesday, Governor Reynolds released the following statement following newly-released COVID-19 guidance: “The Biden Administration’s new COVID-19 guidance telling fully vaccinated Iowans to now wear masks is not…

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that extends some regulatory relief for an additional 30 days. The proclamation can be found online here. …

Senator Amanda Ragan describes 5 ways Iowa agriculture is getting a boost

Senator Amanda Ragan describes 5 ways Iowa agriculture is getting a boost

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: A comprehensive approach to pandemic recovery can help ensure Iowans…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gina Badding to the Court of Appeals

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gina Badding to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Gina Badding as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Badding, of Carroll, Iowa, currently serves as a…

Pelosi boots conspiracy Republicans off select committee set to investigate traitors who stormed Capitol an Jan. 6

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the Republican recommendations to serve on the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States…

Feds charge Donald Trump advisor and inauguration head with being foreign agent

Feds charge Donald Trump advisor and inauguration head with being foreign agent

BROOKLYN, NY – A seven-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Thomas Joseph Barrack, Matthew Grimes, and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, also known as…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for counties impacted by recent severe weather 

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for counties impacted by recent severe weather 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for 10 counties in response to severe weather beginning July 14 and continuing, and for one county in response to…

USDA announces $500 million plan for expanded meat & poultry processing capacity 

USDA announces $500 million plan for expanded meat & poultry processing capacity 

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The USDA announced this week it intends to make significant investments to expand processing capacity and increase competition in meat and poultry processing to make agricultural markets…

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