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

Differences Start to Emerge in 2014 Iowa Governor’s Race

As the 2014 Iowa Governor’s race begins to take shape, the following article from Jason Noble in The Des Moines Register provides a good overview: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130917/NEWS09/309170075/Hatch-s-entry-into-governor-s-race-sets-up-clear-choices-for-voters?archive&nclick_check=1 Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Governor Branstad Names New Department of Eductation Director

From the Office of the Governor: OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Governor Terry E. Branstad « Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 Contact: Governor’s Office 515-281-5211   Branstad names Dr. Brad Buck as new Iowa Department of Education director (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today named Dr. Brad Buck, […]

Governor Still Seeking Resolution to Issue of School Start Date

Governor Branstad addressed the topic of the school start date in Iowa at his weekly press conference. Below is a story by O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa on the Governor’s remarks: http://www.radioiowa.com/2013/08/05/governor-will-try-again-to-reign-in-early-school-start-dates-audio/ Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

School Start Date Discussed at Governor’s Press Conference

Governor Branstad, at his weekly press conference, addressed possible rule changes pertaining to the school start date in Iowa.  O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa covered the issue in her latest article.  Below is a link to the article and the audio can be found at the bottom.  The Governor remarks on the school start date in […]

Historic Finish to 2013 Iowa Legislative Session

The 2013 Iowa Legislative Session ended with passage of significant property tax, education, and medical reform.  Below is a review from Kathie Obradovich of The Des Moines Register: http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/05/23/legislature-achieves-banner-year-for-tax-relief-education-health-care/article Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Legislative Leaders Continue to Seek End of 2013 Session

Talks have resumed again among legislative leaders and the Governor’s office with the goal of concluding the 2013 Session by the end of this week.  From Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa: http://www.radioiowa.com/2013/05/13/final-push-to-end-2013-session-may-come-this-week/ Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Optimism at Iowa Statehouse for End of 2013 Session

It appears that serious progress has been made at the Iowa State Capitol at finding compromise on the budget and other major issues.  Below is from James Lynch of The Cedar Rapids Gazette: http://thegazette.com/2013/05/06/iowa-legislative-leaders-say-they-are-closer-to-agreement-on-budget/ Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Education Reform Debate Stalled at the Iowa Capitol

Education reform remains one of the key issues left to be addressed before the adjournment of the 2013 Session.  It is unclear at this time if compromise can be reached on this legislation.  The article below is by Mike Wiser and appears in The Cedar Rapids Gazette: http://thegazette.com/2013/04/28/education-reform-is-at-a-standstill-in-the-statehouse/   Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

Budget Battle Looms at the Iowa Statehouse

From the Des Moines Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130304/NEWS10/303040036/Big-state-budget-gap-means-tough-negotiations-ahead?Frontpage   Share this:EmailPrintDiggFacebook

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