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.
Video: Braley learns more about Vermeer
Not long after Sen. Tom Harkin visited Vermeer in Pella, one of the people interested in succeeding him in office also paid a visit. Rep. Bruce Braley was at the facility on Oct. 31.
Loebsack in Knoxville tomorrow
Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he will be holding roundtables throughout Iowa’s Second District to discuss the impact stalled legislation is having on Iowa’s rural economy.
Cruz speaks at Reagan Dinner
On Oct. 25, 2013, Texas Senator Ted Cruz was the keynote speaker at the Ronald Reagan Dinner at the Iowa Events Center Veterans Memorial.
Council, Chamber renew plan to work cooperatively
The Knoxville City Council and Chamber of Commerce Board met in joint session Thursday night and, in the end, both sides agreed to try to form a joint subcommittee, with the Knoxville Raceway, to work together to promote the town.
- More Politics Headlines
- Changes in State Government today