Iowa Polls

The USA Today and the Des Moines Register release new Iowa Polls… USA TODAY Poll: Braley-Ernst race deadlocked Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

School start date abused

In another example of  ignoring state law, the Des Moines Register’s Lee Rood writes   Written by Lee rood FILED UNDER News Reader’s Watchdog ADVERTISEMENT Amanda Taylor understands start dates for Iowa schools have long been controversial, but she doesn’t understand why. State legislators determined long ago that school should begin the week of Sept. […]

Iowa leaders expect short session, as reported by Des Moines Register reporters Jason Noble and William Petroski.

Limited Capitol action planned Governor, legislative leaders expect ‘focused and efficient’ session based on consensus Jan. 8, 2014 11:33 PM   | 1 Comment A A Iowa leaders preview new legislative session: Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and leaders from the House and Senate describe top issues and priorities for the legislative session that begins next Monday. Written […]

Rep. Tyler Olson announces withdrawl

State Representative Tyler Olson announced he will withdraw from the Governors race.   The Cedar Rapids Gazzette notes that frontrunner Tryler Olson will no longer seek the nomination for Governor. “Nothing changes” is the official response to Rep. Tyler Olson’s decision to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination for governor. Olson, considered […]

Cong Latham will not seek reelection

Ten-term Congressman Tom Latham surprised many in Iowa Tuesday when he announced he would not seek another term in 2014.  In an article by Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa, his letter makes the announcement.   Surprise announcement: Latham will not seek reelection in 2014 December 17, 2013 By O. Kay Henderson A shocking announcement from one of […]

Alliant in Agreement with Outline for New Plant in Marshalltown

After several years in development, Dar Danielson, in his latest article for Radio Iowa, reports that Alliant Energy has agreed with the Iowa Utilities Board on the framework for building a new electric generation facility in Marshalltown. http://www.radioiowa.com/2013/11/20/alliant-agrees-to-conditions-set-for-new-electric-plant-in-marshalltown/ Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Ken Burns Sheds New Light on Gettyburg Address

With the upcoming commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Ken Burns in a special feature to CNN, takes a modern look at this historical speech. http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/12/opinion/burns-gettysburg-address/index.html?hpt=op_t1 Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Positive Feedback for Polk County Courts Referendum

As Polk County voters go to the polls tomorrow, Grant Rodgers of The Des Moines Register takes a current look at the prospect of passage of the latest Polk County courts bond referendum: Outlook better at polls for Polk County courts plan Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Hard Financial Choices Facing Our Children’s Future

Thomas Friedman of The New York Times takes a hard look at the financial implications for future generations if overall spending and entitlement reforms aren’t addressed: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/opinion/friedman-sorry-kids-we-ate-it-all.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Iowa State Budget Still Faces Challenges With Surplus

As the focus turns to spending for next year’s fiscal year, Rod Boshart of the Quad City Times examines Iowa’s current budget and the commitments that have been made for the future. http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/state-budget-outlook-remains-challenging/article_b3cd2449-822a-537d-8871-cc4c67d61c52.html Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

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