Grassley believes FCC policy violates First Amendment
Last may, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a program in which it would bring people into America's newsrooms. A field test for this program is scheduled to launch in South Carolina in the Spring, but Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley believes this is a violation of the First Amendment.
Central to host Political Science convention
Political Scientists from throughout the state will be coming to Marion County next weekend, as Central College hosts the Iowa Association of Political Scientists' annual convention and program.
Legislators, Raceway work on $2M sales tax rebate
Rep. Greg Heartsill (R-Columbia) has introduced a bill that would rebate $2 million, or no more than 25 percent of the costs, of improvements at the Knoxville Raceway.
Sinclair, Heartsill at forum Friday
Sen. Amy Sinclair and Rep. Greg Heartsill will take part in a public forum on Friday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. at Tasos'.
Heartsill introduces term limit legislation
Rep. Greg Heartsill has introduced House Joint Resolution 2002, to amend the Constitution of the State of Iowa to limit the number of terms served in the state legislature and governor's office.
No elected official salary discussions yet
Regarding County Department head budget requests, Board of Supervisors' Chairman Craig Agan said the meetings are going well. The supervisors are trying to balance each department's requests with the spending levels available to provide services. Department heads also say the meetings were good.
Conservatism rings through Narcisse message
Publisher Jonathan Narcisse of Des Moines unsuccessfully ran a campaign for the Governor's Office in 2010 as an independent. This year, he is giving it another chance as he seeks the Democratic Party nomination.
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.
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