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National Grocers Association says shutdown having big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC

National Grocers Association says shutdown having big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA) is saying the lingering shutdown is having a big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC, programs that supply nutrients to low income…

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion

WASHINGTON – Ahead of this week’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., Iowa’s U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley joined their colleagues to introduce the “No Taxpayer Funding for…

Ragan and Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

Ragan and Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

MASON CITY – State Sen. Amanda Ragan and State Rep. Sharon Steckman will hold a legislative listening post this Saturday, January 19. The meeting will take place from 10 AM to…

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 17, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 17, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 01/17/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,390.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00…

Senator Ragan says she is “working for you” at the Capitol

Senator Ragan says she is “working for you” at the Capitol

DES MOINES – Today, Senator Amanda Ragan alerted citizens they she is “working for you” during the new legislative session. According to a statement from Senator Ragan: The 2019 legislative…

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump canceled liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing woes of the lingering federal government shutdown, a day after the House Speaker recommended his postpone his…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg to declare January “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg to declare January “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” in Iowa

DES MOINES – On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda, Gov. Kim Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring January as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention…

Rep. Steckman begins 2019 legislative session focused on “jobs, great public schools, and access to health care”

Rep. Steckman begins 2019 legislative session focused on “jobs, great public schools, and access to health care”

DES MOINES – Sharon Steckman, representing most of Mason City and the central third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa House, says she begins 2019 legislative session focused on…

Mason City council ready to award first bid for work on multi-purpose arena

Mason City council ready to award first bid for work on multi-purpose arena

MASON CITY – The Mason City council is set to award the first bid for work on the planned multi-purpose arena that will be constructed in the former JC Penney…

Senator Ragan says she “will work to move Iowa forward while opposing legislation that would hold Iowa back”

Senator Ragan says she “will work to move Iowa forward while opposing legislation that would hold Iowa back”

DES MOINES – Amanda Ragan, representing Mason City along with parts of Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties in the Iowa Senate, says she will fight bad legislation while moving…

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement announcing that he will be introducing a resolution to formally censure U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) for…

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley along with Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Steve Daines of Montana, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, John Barrasso of Wyoming, Jim…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Michael Hooper as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Michael Hooper as district court judge in the Fourth Judicial District. Hooper, of Atlantic, Iowa, received his undergraduate degree…

Controversy erupts in Mitchell county over Pledge of Allegiance

Controversy erupts in Mitchell county over Pledge of Allegiance

OSAGE – Folks in Mitchell county are disagreeing on policy and procedure on reciting the nation’s Pledge of Allegiance, leading to controversy after one lawmaker left a meeting before it…

Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article

Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steve King again tried to explain his alleged White Supremacy remarks that he gave the author of a New York Times article, explaining to Congress the “context”…

Iowans to tell Governor, Legislature – ‘Keep your promise, respect our retirement’

Iowans to tell Governor, Legislature – ‘Keep your promise, respect our retirement’

DES MOINES – Iowans will speak out at the capitol on the first day of the legislative session to call on Governor Reynolds and the legislature to keep promises made…

Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

NEW YORK – Iowa’s 4th District Congressman Steve King responded Thursday to a New York Times article in which the author focuses on the legislator’s alleged White Supremacist views. “Today,…

Democratic Senators introduce assault weapons ban

Democratic Senators introduce assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill…

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 10, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 10, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/10/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 AEL INVESTMENTS LLC REFUND 77.70 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 3,917.29 ALPHA…

Grassley: Building on the success of tax reform

Grassley: Building on the success of tax reform

Opinion of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa – At my family farm in New Hartford, when our family gathers around the kitchen table, we don’t talk about the latest…

Congressman Steve King to hold 39 public town hall meetings as early challenger steps forward

Congressman Steve King to hold 39 public town hall meetings as early challenger steps forward

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King has announced 39 town hall meetings as a Republican challenger has emerged early for the 2020 Congressional primary election. Randy Feenstra, a Republican state Senator…

Governor Reynolds announces cabinet appointments

Governor Reynolds announces cabinet appointments

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

Grassley: New Congress brings historic leadership roles for Iowa’s senators

Grassley: New Congress brings historic leadership roles for Iowa’s senators

Opinion from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa The beginning of a new Congress is an exciting time. There are new faces and fresh opportunities to solve problems on behalf…

Mason City Council to select winning bid to construct new multi-use arena in Southbridge Mall

Mason City Council to select winning bid to construct new multi-use arena in Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council on Wednesday set a date for awarding bid package for preparation and construction of a multi-purpose arena. On January 15, 2019, the council…

City of Mason City expense report, January 3, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, January 3, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/3/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 112,033.66 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 249.02…

City of Mason City expense report, Dec. 27, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Dec. 27, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/27/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AMERICAN WATERWORKS ASSOC DUES & PUBLICATIONS 238.00 BEEMER, AARON OFFICE SUPPLIES 115.97 BRINKLEY, JEFF DUES & PUBLICATIONS 150.00 BUS…

Senators introduce Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

Senators introduce Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) this week introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress.…

Iran warned not to launch space satellites

Iran warned not to launch space satellites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Iran prepares to launch space satellites, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the Islamic nation not to go ahead, saying it’s a ploy to test possible…

Gov. Reynolds announces key staff positions

Gov. Reynolds announces key staff positions

DES MOINES – The Reynolds Administration has announced additional staff changes rounding out the new Office of the Governor team. “I am excited about the team that we have put…

Democratic Congresswoman introduces bill requiring “Government of Mexico” to pay for border wall

Democratic Congresswoman introduces bill requiring “Government of Mexico” to pay for border wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Democratic legislator from Texas has introduced a bill prohibiting taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Rep. Sheila…

Secretary of Homeland Security responds to death of 8-year-old Guatemalan child who was in U.S. custody

Secretary of Homeland Security responds to death of 8-year-old Guatemalan child who was in U.S. custody

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A second immigrant child died while in the custody of U.S. border police, and a top Trump Administration official responded to the “tragedy” with “a series of…

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held by US border police

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held by US border police

NEW YORK – A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United…

Kosovo delegation visits Iowa Capitol

Kosovo delegation visits Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES – An international delegation from Kosovo recently visited the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. Iowa’s Speaker of the House, Republican Linda Upmeyer, was there to greet the Europeans.…

Grassley government shutdown: “I support President Trump” on $5 billion wall funding

Grassley government shutdown: “I support President Trump” on $5 billion wall funding

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released the following statement regarding the partial shutdown of the federal government due to a lapse in funding for certain departments and…

Gov. Reynolds announces broadband grant information now available

Gov. Reynolds announces broadband grant information now available

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Friday that $1.3 million for broadband grants are now available through the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to improve broadband…

City of Mason City expense report, Dec. 20, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Dec. 20, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/20/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE GENERAL LIABILITY 344,832.44 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 280.21 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 158.17 APPLIED…

Smith to depart as Governor’s press secretary, return to private sector

DES MOINES – Brenna Smith, press secretary to Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, announced on Friday her departure from the governor’s office to pursue opportunities outside state…

Iowa tied for lowest unemployment rate in nation

Iowa tied for lowest unemployment rate in nation

DES MOINES – Iowa is now tied with Hawaii for having the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. Iowa’s November unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent while Hawaii increased to…

Trump to put more poor people to work to get their food stamp benefits

Trump to put more poor people to work to get their food stamp benefits

WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a proposed rule (PDF, 300 KB) intended to move more able-bodied recipients of…

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