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Gov. Reynolds invites employers to learn about the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals

Gov. Reynolds invites employers to learn about the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds encourages employers human resources managers to attend the Employer and Reentry Breakfast Roundtable and learn about the employment opportunities available with formerly incarcerated individuals. The…

Klobuchar raises nearly $5 million in third quarter, exceeding second quarter numbers by $1 million

Klobuchar raises nearly $5 million in third quarter, exceeding second quarter numbers by $1 million

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Today, the Amy For America campaign announced it raised $4.8 million from more than 105,000 donors in the third quarter. The campaign exceeded its second quarter fundraising…

J.D. Scholten announces first Sstops of “Don’t Forget About Us” town hall tour

J.D. Scholten announces first Sstops of “Don’t Forget About Us” town hall tour

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

GOP choose Pat Grassley as new Speaker of the House for Iowa Legislature

GOP choose Pat Grassley as new Speaker of the House for Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES – Republicans control the Iowa House Representatives and, tasked with finding a replacement for the retiring Linda Upmeyer, they have selected Pat Grassley – grandson of U.S. Senator…

Iowa budget closes with full cash reserves, surplus of $289M

Iowa budget closes with full cash reserves, surplus of $289M

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this week the State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2019 with a balance of $289.3 million in its General Fund. “Iowa’s fiscal…

Bernie Sanders discharged from hospital; raises millions of dollars

Bernie Sanders discharged from hospital; raises millions of dollars

LAS VEGAS – Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Senator in the top tier of Democratic Presidential hopefuls, has been released from a Las Vegas hospital after suffering a heart ailment even…

Supreme Court to hear abortion case

Supreme Court to hear abortion case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court has added an abortion case to its docket and it could be a big ruling in the controversial matter. A Louisiana law that…

Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders hospitalized for heart trouble

Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders hospitalized for heart trouble

LAS VEGAS – Bernie Sanders, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination for President, is recovering in a Las Vegas hospital after a heart procedure. Sanders was hospitalized this week…

Trump and EPA announce biofuel deal

Trump and EPA announce biofuel deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully…

City of Mason City expense report for October 3, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for October 3, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/3/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 585.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 5,199.67 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 268.00 AGVANTAGE FS…

U.S. targets Russian actors involved in efforts to sabotage U.S. elections

U.S. targets Russian actors involved in efforts to sabotage U.S. elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. government has taken steps to punish Russian agents who sabotaged the 2016 elections. On September 30, the United States announced it continues to take action…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg participate in Healthiest State Walks

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg participate in Healthiest State Walks

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg helped promote the Healthiest State Initiative’s goal to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. Gov Reynolds…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer to leave Iowa Legislature

Rep. Linda Upmeyer to leave Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES – This afternoon, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced that she will not seek re-election in 2020 and plans to resign as Speaker of the Iowa House in…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 26, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 26, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/26/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 84.02 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 ALLEN, JAMES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,120.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

Senators introduce bipartisan criminal justice reform bill “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2019”

Senators introduce bipartisan criminal justice reform bill “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2019”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the lead sponsors of the landmark First Step Act, today introduced the bipartisan Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement today after President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe signed a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement during a United Nations summit to…

Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds Gov. signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, September 28, 2019, as Carson King Day in the state of Iowa. Watch the governor’s remarks on…

Gov. Reynolds signs Voter Registration Day Proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs Voter Registration Day Proclamation

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds Gov. signed a proclamation declaring September 24, 2019, as Voter Registration Day in Iowa. Watch the governor’s remarks on social media here. Registering…

Grassley issues statement on controversial Ukraine – Trump call transcript

Grassley issues statement on controversial Ukraine – Trump call transcript

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, today released the following statement regarding the release of a White House transcript of a call between the…

Colorado man pleads guilty to assaulting Congressman Steve King

Colorado man pleads guilty to assaulting Congressman Steve King

SIOUX CITY – A Colorado man pled guilty on September 23, 2019, in United States District Court in Sioux City after he threw water on Congressman Steve King. Blake Gibbins,…

Latest poll shows Elizabeth Warren leads the field in Iowa among Democratic challengers for President

Latest poll shows Elizabeth Warren leads the field in Iowa among Democratic challengers for President

DES MOINES – Elizabeth Warren has charged to the front of the pack among Democratic challengers for President in the all-important Iowa political battlefield. The latest poll from the Des…

Schedule for Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Gregg for September 23 through September 29, 2019

Schedule for Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Gregg for September 23 through September 29, 2019

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, September 23 – Sunday, September 29, 2019. The following events are open…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 19, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 19, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/19/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 219.98 ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,008.43 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,480.00 ALL STAR PEST…

Gov. Reynolds meets with  Trump’s Workforce Advisory Board; job growth recommendations announced

Gov. Reynolds meets with  Trump’s Workforce Advisory Board; job growth recommendations announced

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds and other members of President Trump’s American Workforce Advisory Board laid out key recommendations to help Americans find multiple pathways to a rewarding…

Colt to cease production of AR-15 and other “sporting rifles”

Colt to cease production of AR-15 and other “sporting rifles”

WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT – A military-style weapon that has reportedly been used in several recent mass shootings won’t be in production, the company that makes them announced. Colt, which manufactures…

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…