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House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of two witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of two witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep.…

Gov. Reynolds announces Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform Members

Gov. Reynolds announces Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform Members

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the members of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform (Fueling Ongoing Collaboration and Uncovering Solutions). Their first meeting will be held…

Winners announced at the 2019 NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Gala

Winners announced at the 2019 NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Gala

MASON CITY – The 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrated North Iowa’s entrepreneurs on October 29, 2019 at a special recognition event at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, November 4 – Sunday, November 10, 2019. The following events are open…

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation easing propane delivery rules

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation temporarily suspending certain regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for the delivery of propane. Early winter weather conditions, late…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 31, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 31, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/31/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 9,016.92 ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPY CHARGE 138.54 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 275.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC…

Senator Ragan: How can we ensure healthy moms and babies?

Senator Ragan: How can we ensure healthy moms and babies?

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties from Senate District 27: Among Iowa’s health care challenges is rural access…

Senator calls on Iowans to speak up about impact of EPA proposal on farmers and rural economy

Senator calls on Iowans to speak up about impact of EPA proposal on farmers and rural economy

MOUNT PLEASANT – State Sen. Rich Taylor (D-Mount Pleasant), a member of the Iowa Senate Agriculture Committee, today called on Iowans to raise their voices in support of Iowa farmers…

Iowa Caucus Journey: Bernie declares victory in Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll

Iowa Caucus Journey: Bernie declares victory in Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Wednesday declared victory in the Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll held this week at hundreds of high schools across the state.…

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Eleven Iowans applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals that will occur when Judge Amanda Potterfield retires on…

Gov. Reynolds forms U.S. Census Complete Count Committee

Gov. Reynolds forms U.S. Census Complete Count Committee

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that she is forming the Iowa Census Complete Count Committee (CCC) to increase awareness among Iowans about the importance of completing the…

Gov. Reynolds, Director Wise issue statements on Iowa’s No. 1 average ACT score

Gov. Reynolds, Director Wise issue statements on Iowa’s No. 1 average ACT score

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement in response to ACT’s national release of assessment results, which show Iowa’s average composite score tied for first in the…

Gov. Reynolds signs First Responder Appreciation Day proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs First Responder Appreciation Day proclamation

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a proclamation for First Responder Appreciation Day to honor the heroes that protect and serve Iowans in times of need. Watch the proclamation…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 24, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 24, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/24/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABBAS, TOM FEE PROGRAMS 135.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 247.67 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES OFFICE SUPPLIES 85.10 ARAMARK…

ICE removes Russian agent Mariia Butina following conspiracy conviction

ICE removes Russian agent Mariia Butina following conspiracy conviction

WASHINGTON –A citizen of the Russian Federation, who was convicted of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, was removed from the U.S. Friday, pursuant to a…

Watchdog refuses to confirm investigations as leaky intel community spills secrets, Grassley says

Watchdog refuses to confirm investigations as leaky intel community spills secrets, Grassley says

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) is again refusing to provide any assurances that a steady stream of sensitive and classified leaks from the nation’s intelligence personnel are…

Senator Klobuchar releases “Many Paths to Success” post-secondary education plan

Senator Klobuchar releases “Many Paths to Success” post-secondary education plan

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Today, ahead of her visit to Nashua Community College for an Advanced Manufacturing Facility tour and town hall, Senator Amy Klobuchar released her “Many Paths to Success” Post-Secondary…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, October 28  – Sunday, November 3, 2019

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019. The following events are open…

Lib’s: Senate Democrats take a stand on behalf of people with pre-existing conditions against Trump-backed junk insurance plans

Lib’s: Senate Democrats take a stand on behalf of people with pre-existing conditions against Trump-backed junk insurance plans

DES MOINES – A liberal political group based in Iowa – Progress Iowa – says Democrats are against junk insurance policies President Trump is promoting, and legislators took a stand…

Iowa Attorney General Miller supports framework for $48 billion opioid settlement

Iowa Attorney General Miller supports framework for $48 billion opioid settlement

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller supports a $48 billion settlement framework with two drug makers and three distributors over their role in the opioid epidemic. “Many details…

J.D. Scholten announces second leg of “Don’t Forget About Us” small town tour

J.D. Scholten announces second leg of “Don’t Forget About Us” small town tour

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, candidate for Iowa’s 4th congressional district, today announced the second leg of stops of his “Don’t Forget About Us” town hall tour. During this tour,…

Grassley Op-ed: without retirement reform, too many Americans will be left behind

Grassley Op-ed: without retirement reform, too many Americans will be left behind

By Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Society and the way people work has undergone a significant shift over the past decade. Advances in technology and increased economic opportunity are…

Impeachment inquiry over President Trump’s actions underway in House Intelligence Committee

Impeachment inquiry over President Trump’s actions underway in House Intelligence Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry at this time in the House of Representatives. The House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff of the…

Grassley: How Congress Can Fix High Drug Prices

Grassley: How Congress Can Fix High Drug Prices

By Sens. Chuck Grassley and Kevin Cramer Washington is consumed with wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment, Ukraine, and transcripts. Every question we receive from the D.C. press corps is about that.…

National report highlights Iowa’s progress in closing the K-12 digital divide

National report highlights Iowa’s progress in closing the K-12 digital divide

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds announced that Iowa’s classrooms are more connected today than ever before. 100 percent of K-12 students in Iowa now have access to high-speed broadband on…

Workforce Housing Tax Credits Now Available for Counties Under Disaster Declaration

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced that $10 million in Workforce Housing tax credits (WHTC) are now available for qualified housing projects in the 10…

City of Mason City expense report for October 17, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for October 17, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/17/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 584.89 ADVANCED SYSTEMS OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 153.25 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 585.60…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, October 21 – Sunday, October 27, 2019. The following events are open…

Steve King supports and co-sponsors resolution seeking to censure impeachment-frenzied Adam Schiff of California

Steve King supports and co-sponsors resolution seeking to censure impeachment-frenzied Adam Schiff of California

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa’s fourth district Congressman Steve King addressed the House of Representatives Saturday, speaking in favor of a resolution to censure the impeachment-crazed liberal from California, Adam Schiff,…

Veteran Gabriel Haugland of Clear Lake considers run for Iowa Legislature as Linda Upmeyer prepares for last session

Veteran Gabriel Haugland of Clear Lake considers run for Iowa Legislature as Linda Upmeyer prepares for last session

CLEAR LAKE – Another potential conservative challenger for Linda Upmeyer’s seat in the Iowa Legislature has emerged. Gabriel Haugland, a combat Veteran of Afghanistan, and current JAG officer in the…

Lib’s dancing with glee after new poll showing Joni Ernst tanking

Lib’s dancing with glee after new poll showing Joni Ernst tanking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa is still standing as “likely Republican” in the crucial 2020 election for U.S. Senator, but a new poll showing Joni Ernst struggling with voters has liberals…

Latham, other conservatives eye Upmeyer’s soon-to-be vacant seat

Latham, other conservatives eye Upmeyer’s soon-to-be vacant seat

SHEFFIELD – The vacancy about to be left by retiring Republican legislator Linda Upmeyer in the Iowa House is being eyed by several conservatives. Linda Upmeyer was first elected to the…

Ragan: Vote in upcoming local elections

Ragan: Vote in upcoming local elections

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties from Senate District 27: Democracy requires citizen participation. The more folks get…

Gov. Reynolds announces formation of Governor’s Working Group on Criminal Justice Reform

Gov. Reynolds announces formation of Governor’s Working Group on Criminal Justice Reform

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the formation of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform (Fueling Ongoing Collaboration and Uncovering Solutions). The working group will build…

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders will lead the “March to End Corporate Greed” in Des Moines on Friday, November 1st.The announcement of the march follows Sanders’ unveiling on Monday of…

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump took a phone call with Turkey’s president last week, then pulled American troops out of neighboring Syria, leading to what appears to be…

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A US-China trade deal was announced this weekend, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks before any deal is finalized. President Donald Trump spent the…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/10/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE FEE PROGRAMS 346.43 3SI SECURITY SYSTEMS INC INVESTIGATION FUND 216.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 272.00 AFFORDABLE…

Gov. Reynolds says she “admires the passion and vision” of NAACP

Gov. Reynolds says she “admires the passion and vision” of NAACP

DES MOINES –  Ultra-conservative Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said this week she “admires the passion and vision” of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and plans…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, October 14  – Sunday, October 20, 2019. The following events are open…