Mid-term caucuses see low attendance
The Republican and Democrat caucuses held in Knoxville Tuesday night appeared to have low turnouts.
Governor visits Pella following announcement of re-election
Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds were at Pella's Smokey Row this morning to discuss the accomplishments seen under the leadership of Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds, and share their vision for building Iowa's future.
Branstad delivers Condition of the State address
Gov. Terry E. Branstad today delivers his 2014 Condition of the State Address, “Iowa is Working,” with a focused legislative agenda: A veterans jobs plan, Home Base Iowa; connecting Iowans through increased broadband access; reducing student debt by freezing tuition at Regent universities; protecting Iowa’s children through anti-bullying legislation; and increased access to apprenticeships and job training for Iowa students and workers.
Professor Green shares political insights
Central College Political Science Professor Dr. Andrew Green recently shared some thoughts regarding the world of politics.
Changes in State Government today
Iowa Public Health Director, Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, stepped down from the position today, and Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz also announced his candidacy for Iowa's Third District seat in the US House of Representative. Another candidate has already stepped forward to seek the Secretary of State's Office.
Comp Board recommends 3% increase
The Marion County Compensation Board held its annual meeting Thursday, Jan. 2, and will recommend to the Board of Supervisors that the County's elected officials receive a 3 percent pay increase.
Legislators looking for infrastructure funding
Rep. Greg Heartsill says that legislators will be looking for ways to fund infrastructure improvements without raising the gas tax when the session begins on Jan. 13, 2014. However, Medicaid expenses continue to increase and record revenue to the government is not expected to continue.
Loebsack disagrees with recess
Representatives in the House are expected to return to their districts on Friday, three days after returning to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. This decision does not sit well with Rep. Dave Loebsack.
Loebsack in Knoxville Monday
Rep. Dave Loebsack is expected to be in Knoxville on Monday.
Hatch elected Mayor, Allspach-Kline ousts Kemp
According to unofficial election results, Brian Hatch has defeated incumbent Don Zoutte in Knoxville's mayoral election and Dawn Allspach-Kline was elected to the city council, defeating incumbent Elsie Kemp.
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