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Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced six meetings to gather public input on proposed revisions to rules regarding the appropriate use of seclusion and restraint in…

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

SACRAMENTO– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently announced that, effective October 4, 2019, California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Iowa because of a new provision in law Iowa…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/12/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 707.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 272.17…

News update from Iowa Democrats

News update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats, released September 11, 2019: Trump Trade Conflict Adding to Slow Economic Growth The damage caused by the Trump Administration’s trade war…

Iowa State Board of Education adopts proficiency recommendations for the new state test

Iowa State Board of Education adopts proficiency recommendations for the new state test

DES MOINES – The State Board of Education today approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student…

Iowa Governor Reynolds applauds EPA dismantle of clean water act

WASHINGTON — At an event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James…

J.D. Scholten: Iowa Farmers Struggling To Make a Dime as a Result of Trump’s Trade War

J.D. Scholten: Iowa Farmers Struggling To Make a Dime as a Result of Trump’s Trade War

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, congressional candidate for Iowa’s 4th district, today published an opinion piece in the Sioux City Journal about President Trump’s reckless trade war and the prioritization of special…

Miller announces bipartisan investigation of Google

Miller announces bipartisan investigation of Google

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement on a bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices related to state and federal antitrust laws: “It’s…

Welfare available for farmers affected by natural disasters, feds announce, again

Welfare available for farmers affected by natural disasters, feds announce, again

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply…

Governor extends existing proclamations for March flooding

Governor extends existing proclamations for March flooding

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday issued a proclamation extending existing proclamations of disaster emergency for flooding and severe weather that began in March. This extension allows state…

Gary Hart endorses Michael Bennet for President of the United States

Gary Hart endorses Michael Bennet for President of the United States

MANCHESTER, NH — Former Colorado U.S. Senator Gary Hart today endorsed Michael Bennet for President of the United States. The pair made the announcement at the New Hampshire Democratic Party…

Jill Biden to travel to Iowa, visit Mason City Friday afternoon

Jill Biden to travel to Iowa, visit Mason City Friday afternoon

DES MOINES – The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic candidate for President, will be in Mason City this Friday afternoon. On Friday, September 6, Jill Biden…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Kelly Kennedy Garcia as director of Iowa Department of Human Services

Gov. Reynolds appoints Kelly Kennedy Garcia as director of Iowa Department of Human Services

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday that she will appoint Kelly Kennedy Garcia, currently deputy executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, as director of…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 5, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 5, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/5/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 470.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 350.37 ADAMS SHARPENING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 4.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPY…

Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm to break ground in Mason City on September 11

Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm to break ground in Mason City on September 11

MASON CITY – The highly-anticipated Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm will break ground in Mason City on September 11, 2019. Bushel Boy Farms will break ground on their new…

Former President of National Corn Growers Association and Iowa Farmers endorse Amy Klobuchar for President

Former President of National Corn Growers Association and Iowa Farmers endorse Amy Klobuchar for President

DES MOINES, IA — Following the release of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Plan for the Heartland, which lays out her economic agenda to strengthen our agricultural and rural communities, bridge…

Several accounts with City of Mason City carrying large negative balances

Several accounts with City of Mason City carrying large negative balances

MASON CITY – Several accounts with the City of Mason City are carrying large negative balances, according to a City document.…

President Trump launches U.S. Space Command

President Trump launches U.S. Space Command

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Space Command was activated Aug. 29 by President Donald Trump, becoming the nation’s 11th combatant command. The establishment of U.S. Space Command aims to enhance the…

News update from Iowa Democrats

News update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a news update released by Iowa Democrats this week: Students Paying Higher Tuition this Fall After another year of low funding from the Iowa Legislature, students and…

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 12 in Clear Lake

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 12 in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 12, at the Lakeview Community Center, 10 North Lakeview…

Bernie Sanders announces he will release plan to cancel all past due medical debt and address all future medical debt 

Bernie Sanders announces he will release plan to cancel all past due medical debt and address all future medical debt 

FLORENCE, SC – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders this weekend previewed his proposal to cancel all past due medical debt and address all future medical debt. In America today, medical debt is…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Julie Schumacher to the Court of Appeals

Gov. Reynolds appoints Julie Schumacher to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Julie Schumacher as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Schumacher, of Schleswig, Iowa, currently serves as a…

City of Mason City expense report for August 29, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 29, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report Aug 29, 2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 524.02 AHLERS AND COONEY PC GENERAL LIABILITY 1,035.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL OTHER…

Senator Ragan: Iowa needs more workers and they want health insurance

Senator Ragan: Iowa needs more workers and they want health insurance

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Within the next few years, our state must find an additional 127,700…

Gov. Reynolds announces Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund recipients

Gov. Reynolds announces Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund recipients

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the first 13 recipients of the new Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant designed to help employers carry out…

Iowa Corn Farmers: “We’re fed up with Trump’s broken promises”

Iowa Corn Farmers: “We’re fed up with Trump’s broken promises”

DES MOINES – On Tuesday of this week, at the Iowa Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) Annual Grassroots Summit, delegates of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and members rallied to express…

City of Mason City expense report for August 22, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 22, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/22/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 12.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 95.24 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,565.00 ALL STAR…

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor the President’s promise to America’s farmers

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor the President’s promise to America’s farmers

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the…

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa State Fair Straw Poll featured a very close race between Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. Biden edged Warren…

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds testified today at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA). Reynolds outlined…

Hickenlooper ends presidential campaign

Hickenlooper ends presidential campaign

DENVER, CO – “I will never stop believing that America can only move forward when we work together.” Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination…

City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/15/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 305.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 943.52 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES9.15 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND…

Steve King slammed for suggesting rape and incest bolster population

Steve King slammed for suggesting rape and incest bolster population

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Congressman Steve King was roundly slammed for suggesting rape and incest bolster population. King made the remarks in Urbandale and the remarks were caught on video…

Grassley, Ernst Op-ed: USMCA will bring home the bacon for Iowa, nation

Grassley, Ernst Op-ed: USMCA will bring home the bacon for Iowa, nation

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa: Our state leads the nation in pork production. In fact, Iowa pork exports account for approximately $2 billion annually. That’s roughly 30…

Four Mason City school board seats up for election on November 5

Four Mason City school board seats up for election on November 5

MASON CITY– The Iowa Association of School Boards and Mason City Community School District urge Iowans passionate about education to consider running in the November 5 school board election. Public…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Elizabeth Johnson as Executive Director of Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Gov. Reynolds appoints Elizabeth Johnson as Executive Director of Iowa Civil Rights Commission

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Elizabeth Johnson of Altoona to serve as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Johnson, currently an administrative law…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Tamra Roberts as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Tamra Roberts as District Court Judge

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Tamra Roberts as a district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District. Roberts, of Tipton, Iowa, currently practices law with…

Biden, Warren leading Dem field in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump at 96% among Republicans

Biden, Warren leading Dem field in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump at 96% among Republicans

DES MOINES – Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are the early leaders in the Iowa Secretary of State’s State Fair Straw Poll. Biden garnered 19% of the…

Senator Amanda Ragan says funding is critical for schools as students prepare to head back to class

Senator Amanda Ragan says funding is critical for schools as students prepare to head back to class

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Iowa students are preparing to head back to school. I hope each…

City of Mason City expense report for August 8, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 8, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/8/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 16.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 66.95 AHLERS AND…

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