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Pete for America Announces Senior Iowa Staff

Pete for America Announces Senior Iowa Staff

DES MOINES, IA – Today, Pete for America announced four staff hires in Iowa that will lead a robust statewide campaign. The Iowa team brings years of experience serving on…

Bernie Sanders gives speech in Osage on “Plan to Rebuild Rural America”

Bernie Sanders gives speech in Osage on “Plan to Rebuild Rural America”

OSAGE – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today unveiled a comprehensive plan to rebuild and reinvest in rural America. In a speech at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds in Osage, Iowa, Sanders…

Computer Science is Elementary awards announced

Computer Science is Elementary awards announced

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced the six schools selected to each receive $50,000 grants through the Computer Science is Elementary project. The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and…

Gov. Reynolds signs 13 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 13 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Friday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF387: an act relating to distance requirements for certain motor vehicles following other vehicles. HF389: an act…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Thursday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF304: an act relating to reports of personal degradation by caretakers of dependent adults in facilities and…

Gov. Reynolds creates first statewide Children’s Mental Health System

Gov. Reynolds creates first statewide Children’s Mental Health System

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed HF690, a bill that creates and funds the first of its kind comprehensive Children’s Mental Health System. Watch the bill signing on Facebook…

Mayor of Hampton, Iowa resigns

Mayor of Hampton, Iowa resigns

HAMPTON – The Mayor of Hampton, Iowa announced his resignation at a recent city council meeting. At the city council meeting in Hampton held on April 25, Mayor Brook Boehmler…

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to visit Osage on Sunday

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to visit Osage on Sunday

DES MOINES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expanding his trip to Iowa this weekend with a major agriculture policy address in Osage and a stop in Spencer on Sunday,…

Gov. Reynolds signs additional legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs additional legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Wednesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF391: an act increasing the required amount for a surety bond necessary for the issuance of a…

Attorney General Barr testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee as rift with Mueller becomes public

Attorney General Barr testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee as rift with Mueller becomes public

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr is testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Congress as a rift with Special Counsel Robert Mueller over Barr’s characterization of Mueller’s…

Cerro Gordo county expense report for April 23, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for April 23, 2019

CLAIMS – April 23, 2019 Alliant Energy, utilities 156.62  1 Central Iowa Detenti, foster care 10500.00  1 Central Iowa Detenti, outpatient 250.00  1 CenturyLink, telephone 734.01  1 CenturyLink, telephone 233.06  2…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Sharon Soorholtz Greer and David May to the Court of Appeals

Gov. Reynolds appoints Sharon Soorholtz Greer and David May to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointments of Sharon Soorholtz Greer and David May as judges of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Greer, of Marshalltown, Iowa, received…

Liberal Cali Senator Feinstein to introduce bill increasing age to buy assault rifles

Liberal Cali Senator Feinstein to introduce bill increasing age to buy assault rifles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of a deadly synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif., Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Monday announced her intention to reintroduce a bill to raise…

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to campaign in Mason City this weekend

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to campaign in Mason City this weekend

MASON CITY – Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is coming to Mason City this weekend for a meet and greet at a local brewery. Warren, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts,…

Gov. Reynolds: 2019 Legislative Session was a win for Iowans

Gov. Reynolds: 2019 Legislative Session was a win for Iowans

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release the following statements after the conclusion of 2019’s legislative session: Statement from Gov. Reynolds: “Earlier this year in my Condition of…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Coleman McAllister as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Coleman McAllister as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Coleman McAllister as district court judge in Judicial Election District 5C. McAllister, of West Des Moines, Iowa, received his…

City of Mason City expense report, April 25, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, April 25, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/25/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS, PAUL OFFICE SUPPLIES 29.95 AERO PAINTING & CLEANING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 50.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 55,445.75 AMERICAN WATERWORKS REFUND…

Senator Ragan says she is “fighting for priorities that put Iowans first”

Senator Ragan says she is “fighting for priorities that put Iowans first”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The 2019 legislative session will end any day now. Final bills are…

Empower Rural Iowa Initiative passes Legislature unanimously

Empower Rural Iowa Initiative passes Legislature unanimously

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature voted unanimously to pass HF 772, the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. The initiative establishes a partnership with the Iowa Rural Development Council to identify…

Senator Ragan: Feds launch investigation of privatized Medicaid oversight

Senator Ragan: Feds launch investigation of privatized Medicaid oversight

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: I applaud the U.S. Inspector General’s decision to investigate whether federal officials…

Gov. Reynolds signs 10 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 10 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Tuesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 10 bills into law: HF 323: an act relating to the exploitation of a dependent adult by a caretaker. HF…

ACLU files lawsuit to block Ag Trespass Law; Gov. Reynolds defends legislation

ACLU files lawsuit to block Ag Trespass Law; Gov. Reynolds defends legislation

DES MOINES – A coalition of public interest groups has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa that challenges the constitutionality of Iowa’s…

Gov. Reynolds announces Flood Recovery Advisory Board members

Gov. Reynolds announces Flood Recovery Advisory Board members

DES MOINES – On Monday, Governor Reynolds announced the members for the Flood Recovery Advisory Board, which was created by Executive Order to help coordinate a comprehensive flood recovery and…

Joni Ernst to kickoff Senate campaign at Roast and Ride

Joni Ernst to kickoff Senate campaign at Roast and Ride

DES MOINES – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today announced that she will kickoff her campaign for the U.S. Senate at the 5th Annual Roast and Ride on Saturday, June…

Rep. Steckman says IPERS remains under attack

Rep. Steckman says IPERS remains under attack

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 debated quite a few bills this…

Rep. Upmeyer says Legislature is wrapping up its session

Rep. Upmeyer says Legislature is wrapping up its session

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: With May nearly in sight, we are finally getting spring-like weather.…

Key Iowa Senators applaud investigation by U.S. Inspector General into Medicaid care

Key Iowa Senators applaud investigation by U.S. Inspector General into Medicaid care

DES MOINES – The U.S. Office of Inspector General has launched an investigative review of whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid…

Gov. Reynolds attends USS Iowa 30 Year Remembrance Ceremony

Gov. Reynolds attends USS Iowa 30 Year Remembrance Ceremony

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds attended the USS Iowa 30 Year Remembrance Ceremony at the Battleship USS Iowa Museum in Los Angeles, Calif on April 19. The ceremony honored the…

City of Mason City expense report, April 18, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, April 18, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/18/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 305.00 AARP SERVICE EXPENSES 22.14 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 238.16 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE…

Senator Grassley responds to Mueller report, says it raises many questions

Senator Grassley responds to Mueller report, says it raises many questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report of investigation. “I’m encouraged by the level of transparency that we saw today. Attorney General…

Attorney General Barr: “No collusion” by President Trump – or anyone – with Russian hacking of American elections

Attorney General Barr: “No collusion” by President Trump – or anyone – with Russian hacking of American elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrats are furious this morning after Attorney General William Barr re-iterated time and again at a press conference that there was no collusion between President Trump’s campaign…

Steve King says “Trump should listen” when Iowans ask him to enforce Renewable Fuels Standard

Steve King says “Trump should listen” when Iowans ask him to enforce Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King issues the following statement in support of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s effort to highlight the harm being done to the Renewable Fuels Standard by…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks “Truth in Taxation – Property Taxes”

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks “Truth in Taxation – Property Taxes”

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: Another busy week in the Iowa House as work on the…

Gov. Reynolds signs bill that “opens doors for” Iowans with criminal past “who deserve a second chance”

Gov. Reynolds signs bill that “opens doors for” Iowans with criminal past “who deserve a second chance”

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 650 into law, which protects job creators that hire individuals with past criminal offenses. “This bill opens doors for Iowans who…

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order, calls for legislative funding for flood recovery

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order, calls for legislative funding for flood recovery

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds this week was joined by lawmakers to announce a $15 million legislative funding package for Fiscal Year 19. The governor also signed an Executive…

Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Leaders Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Definition of WOTUS

Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Leaders Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Definition of WOTUS

DES MOINES — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Acting Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Bruce Trautman, and Director of the Iowa Department of…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Children’s Mental Health bill passing Iowa Legislature

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Children’s Mental Health bill passing Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa Senate voted in a strong bipartisan manner to pass HF 690, legislation to create a statewide children’s…

Gov. Reynolds signs 3 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 3 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Tuesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 3 bills into law: SF159: an act relating to assessment scores set by the Department of Education for successful completion…

Gov. Reynolds signs 8 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 8 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Monday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 8 bills into law: HF698: an act relating to the jurisdiction and management of pioneer cemeteries. SF140: an act relating…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 9, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 9, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 9, 2019: Alliant Energy, utilities 463.07 3 Clear Choice Constru, freight 16760.00 1 Consumer Credit Coun, scholarships 735.00 1 Frontier Communicati, telephone 519.80 1…