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Gov. Reynolds signs 4 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 4 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Thursday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 4 bills into law: HF668: an Act concerning alcoholic beverage control, relating to limitations on business interests of certain manufacturers,…

Rep. Upmeyer: Ag trespass bill not meant to stifle free speech, will protect against threats

Rep. Upmeyer: Ag trespass bill not meant to stifle free speech, will protect against threats

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: While we are finally getting warmer weather, this has created some…

Senator Amanda Ragan speaks of recent bipartisan successes in legislature

Senator Amanda Ragan speaks of recent bipartisan successes in legislature

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: BIPARTSAN SUCCESSES Employment leave for adoptive parents is family friendly A family…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for seven additional counties 

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for seven additional counties 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to…

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for March 12, 2019: CLAIMS March 12, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Aaron’s Snow Removal, plow/blade 125.00 1 Alliant Energy, utilities 20.48 1 CDW Government, Inc.,…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Improvements to School Infrastructure Passes House The Iowa House passed a bill this week to extend funding for school infrastructure improvements…

Rep. Steckman: Some bills advance, others are “dead”

Rep. Steckman: Some bills advance, others are “dead”

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, representing the middle-third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa Legislature: We have now passed through the first funnel…

Mason City judge applies for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

Mason City judge applies for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Thirty Iowans have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the two vacancies on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred when Chief Judge David Danilson retired…

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper completes first trip to Iowa

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper completes first trip to Iowa

DENVER, CO – Over the weekend, former Colorado Governor and Democratic presidential candidate, Hickenlooper met with voters in Des Moines, Charles City, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Clinton, and Cedar Rapids. The…

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to campaign across Iowa this weekend with stops Scheduled in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids and Davenport

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to campaign across Iowa this weekend with stops Scheduled in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids and Davenport

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — This weekend, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will campaign across eastern Iowa, where she will meet with local residents at events in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids, and…

Gov. Reynolds signs Ag Trespass legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs Ag Trespass legislation into law

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed S.F. 519 into law following a bipartisan vote by both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa State Senate earlier this…

City of Mason City Publication Report March 14, 2019

City of Mason City Publication Report March 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 34.20 AKINS, GARY D EDUCATION AND TRAINING 45.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Gov. Reynolds announces new voting rights application for felons

Gov. Reynolds announces new voting rights application for felons

DES MOINES – Today at her weekly press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored. The governor also reiterated her support…

Graduation rate in Iowa edges up to all-time high

Graduation rate in Iowa edges up to all-time high

DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate edged up in 2018 to an all-time high of 91.4 percent, underscoring long-term progress, according to figures released today by the Iowa…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Senate vote to pass Judicial Nominating Reform

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Senate vote to pass Judicial Nominating Reform

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after the Senate voted to pass S.F. 237, reforming Iowa’s judicial nominating system: “Today’s vote by the Iowa State Senate…

Rep. Upmeyer says her priorities remain alive for discussion this session

Rep. Upmeyer says her priorities remain alive for discussion this session

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: Several friendly faces in Des Moines this week with the Boys…

Rep. Steckman: “mandatory sentences have had such terrible effects on many individuals”

Rep. Steckman: “mandatory sentences have had such terrible effects on many individuals”

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, representing the middle-third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa Legislature: Last week, I reported to you that John…

President Trump to renew demand billions for border wall; Democrats hitting back

President Trump to renew demand billions for border wall; Democrats hitting back

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump will ask Congress on Monday for several billion dollars for a border wall with Mexico, involving cuts to existing programs, and Democrats are…

Ragan: Foundation laid for a children’s mental health system

Ragan: Foundation laid for a children’s mental health system

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, who represents Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties. Senate lays foundation for children’s mental health care…

Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A bill dubbed a “historic reform package to restore the promise of our nation’s democracy, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and reduce the role of money…

Governor Reynolds pleased with unanimous House Judiciary vote approving felon voting rights

Governor Reynolds pleased with unanimous House Judiciary vote approving felon voting rights

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed, House Study Bill 68, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks school infrastructure, safety, and technology

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks school infrastructure, safety, and technology

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: We had another eventful week with the Girls State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines and several…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 28, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 28, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/28/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 3,289.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL…

Sen. Ragan wants to stop bill that cuts “key health requirements” for schools

Sen. Ragan wants to stop bill that cuts “key health requirements” for schools

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, representing Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties: HEALTH & HEALTH CARE Bill eliminates key health requirements…

Gov. Reynolds appointment Mason City man, others to Iowa’s boards and commissions

Gov. Reynolds appointment Mason City man, others to Iowa’s boards and commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced additional appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions today, including a Mason City man to board dealing with real estate. Vernon Greder of Mason…

Iowa Democrats tout plan for school infrastructure improvements, more

Iowa Democrats tout plan for school infrastructure improvements, more

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Tax Credits, Free Tax Filing Assistance Available to Iowans State and federal income taxes will be due soon. Iowa state income…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, who represents the middle third of Cerro Gordo county: This week certainly started out differently for me.  I usually…

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 27, 2019 Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and Members of the Committee, thank you for…

Grassley Op-ed: Pharma execs should stop grandstanding and work to lower prescription prices

Grassley Op-ed: Pharma execs should stop grandstanding and work to lower prescription prices

By U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Feb 26, 2019 It’s not every day an Iowan has the opportunity to wake up and ask top executives of seven major pharmaceutical…

Ernst votes to protect lives of children born after failed abortions

Ernst votes to protect lives of children born after failed abortions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a longtime and outspoken pro-life advocate, on Monday voted in support of legislation to protect the lives of children born-alive after a failed…

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 19, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 19, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 19, 2019: Download the PDF file .…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Alan Heavens as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Alan Heavens as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced her appointment of Alan Heavens as district court judge in Judicial Election District 1A. Heavens, of Garnavillo, Iowa, received his undergraduate degree from…

Rep. Upmeyer: “Common-sense budgeting” taking place in Iowa Legislature

Rep. Upmeyer: “Common-sense budgeting” taking place in Iowa Legislature

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Who else is sick of all this snow? It seems like as soon as we get…

Rep. Steckman: Bill advancing that would allow “politicians and campaign donors” to pick Iowa judges

Rep. Steckman: Bill advancing that would allow “politicians and campaign donors” to pick Iowa judges

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, who represents the middle third of Cerro Gordo county: Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to…

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. announced today that the Northern District of Iowa collected $4,488,405.85 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this…

Governor Reynolds announces additional cabinet appointments

Governor Reynolds announces additional cabinet appointments

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced several additional cabinet appointments today. These cabinet secretaries will serve as important agents as Gov. Reynolds carries out her work to serve Iowans.…

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

CHICAGO – Shamed faker Jussie Smollett has been axed from his acting job on the set of the 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’ after duping lefties into believing his…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 21, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 21, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/21/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 110.19 ALERTS THAT WORK INC BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS 869.99 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Judge Christopher McDonald as her Iowa Supreme Court justice selection Wednesday morning at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. McDonald, of Des…

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

CHICAGO – Chicago police arrested actor Jussie Smollet after an egregious fake hate crime report pinning blame on fictitious, racist Trump supporters Jussie Smollet, age 36, who “stars” in a…

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