News Briefing

  • Reynolds says 2017 legislature ‘most pro-jobs…in two decades’: RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa regulators reject new rules for livestock operations: SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa regents asking for $12 million solely for resident, undergrad aid, $16 million total: GAZETTE
  • Regents to discuss state funding request at next meeting: WCFCOURIER
  • Iowa sends Every Student Succeeds Act plan to U.S. Department of Education: GAZETTE
  • Iowa plan sets higher growth rate, lower goals for minority students:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • New Obamacare replacement plan eyed in Iowa: QCTIMES
  • Rep. Blum: ‘We’ll be watching’ Rockwell Collins acquisition: GAZETTE
  • Commission recommends status quo budget for Iowa DNR: RADIOIOWA
  • Searches for Iowa State, Board of Regents leadership advance: GAZETTE
  • New option moving forward for getting your high school diploma: RADIOIOWA
  • In Johnson County, more than 140 businesses pledge $10.10 minimum wage: PRESSCITIZEN
  • Election 2018!  Glasson calls for restoring Iowa union rights, higher school funding: GAZETTE
  • Election 2018!  Byaaah!  McGuire gets endorsement from former Democratic National Committee chairman: QCTIMES
  • China’s ethanol use could have positive impact for U.S producers: RADIOIOWA
  • Hancock County board approves CAFO despite residents’ opposition: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Layoffs expected at Mercy Iowa City: GAZETTE
  • Iowa ranks in top 10 of 2017’s happiest states:  WCFCOURIER
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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – September 14, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 9-14-17

  • Iowa Teacher Salaries Improving Annually
  • Cannabidiol Access May be Delayed Because of Attorney General’s Recommendation
  • What is Really Happening with Overtime Compensation for State Employees?
  • Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund, or Regents Infrastructure Fund?
  • On Shaky Ground – Sales Tax on Amazon Purchases

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News Briefing

  • Today is school board election day in Iowa: RADIOIOWA
  • Johnson County supervisor asks ‘what’s in a name?’: GAZETTE
  • Iowa Army National Guard responding to Hurricane Irma: QCTIMES
  • Red Cross seeing surge in volunteer applications, including in Iowa: GAZETTE
  • Iowa line workers head south to help restore power after Irma: GAZETTE
  • Ernst thankful Trump shifting more authority to military: RADIOIOWA
  • Mom of starved West Des Moines teen to use ‘diminished responsibility’ defense:REGISTER
  • Sabrina Ray trial likely won’t happen until 2018: REGISTER
  • $50 million gift makes it the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State: GAZETTE
  • Iowa pays $1.6 million to settle sexism, racism, disability and medical negligence lawsuits: REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Steve King’s 2016 opponent launches PAC for POWER: RADIOIOWA
  • Immigrant allies plea for ‘welcoming city’ label in D.M.: ‘We know promises can be broken’: REGISTER
  • Davenport School Board approves superintendent contract without salary increase: QCTIMES
  • Sioux City Fire Rescue recommends absorbing EMS services: SCJOURNAL
  • Northwood City Council advances fireworks ordinance, hears residents talk golf carts: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Iowa farmers make record number of pesticide misuse claims:  REGISTER
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News Briefing

  • Treasurer: Iowa may need to borrow to pay bills: GAZETTE
  • State Treasurer urges cash-flow borrowing to ease Iowa’s budget crunch:  REGISTER
  • Speaker Upmeyer’s statement:

Treasurer Fitzgerald continues his attention-seeking ways of running to the press to sound false alarms and scare the public rather than speaking with Governor Reynolds or legislative leaders.  If he had serious concerns about the budget, then he would have brought it up while the Legislature was in session or reached out over the summer.

The Department of Management has assured legislative leaders that the reserve accounts have enough funds to cash flow the state this fiscal year.

What’s interesting is that Treasurer Fitzgerald didn’t sound these same alarms in 2009 before former Governor Culver enacted a 10% across-the-board cut.  Instead he pointed to our AAA credit rating, which we still have today, as evidence that we would be able to pay the bills.  He’s creating a fake issue to score political points, plain and simple.

  • Motorist alert: Iowa’s anti-texting crackdown yielding more tickets: REGISTER
  • Survey suggests more economic growth ahead for Midwest: AP
  • Hurricane Harvey: Iowa Guard helicopters and crews heading to Houston to help with response: REGISTER
  • Few legislative victories in Trump’s first year frustrates Grassley: SCJOURNAL
  • Coalition asks U.S. Rep. Rod Blum to stop voting for health care repeal: WCFCOURIER
  • Election 2018!  Reynolds-Corbett governor race developing nasty edge: QCTIMES
  • Iowa City joins lawsuit against Justice Department over immigration enforcement: PRESSCITIZEN
  • Did public board meet illegally? Iowa ombudsman seeks answers: REGISTER
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  Bernie Sanders slams Trump in front of packed Hancher crowd: GAZETTE
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  Sanders: ‘fundamental reforms’ needed in Democratic Party: RADIOIOWA
  • Caucus Watch 2020!  Possible 2020 POTUS candidate Klobuchar offers advice to women candidates: RADIOIOWA
  • Cybersecurity firm to review Linn County election system: GAZETTE
  • Increasing number of Siouxland schools choosing turf over grass:  SCJOURNAL
  • Study ranks Iowa 13th in number of residents who are obese:  RADIOIOWA
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House Republican Caucus Newsletter – August 31, 2017

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Caucus Newsletter 8-31-17

In this edition:

  • Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Is Still a Work in Progress and Why That’s a Good Thing for Iowans
  • IPERS Sees Large Investment Return Performance
  • The State Has to Backfill TIF?
  • Biggest Income Tax Credit in Iowa? The Earned Income Tax Credit

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News Briefing

  • Governor appoints eight members to new state medical cannabis board: QCTIMES
  • Governor Kim Reynolds praises Manchester school-industry partnership: GAZETTE
  • U.S. farm income expected to climb 3.1 percent, after three years of decline: REGISTER
  • Proposed Iowa Medicaid change would eliminate months of retroactive benefits: REGISTER
  • UNI capital plans to be focus at Regents meeting: WCFCOURIER
  • State to shut down Fort Dodge public defender’s office in efficiency move: REGISTER
  • Ernst at South Carolina GOP gathering, fueling chatter of her presidential prospects:  RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa seniors seek lawmaker support for mobile meal program: AP
  • Dow-DuPont merger closes Thursday. How will Pioneer, Iowa fare?:  REGISTER
  • Analysts unsure how hurricane will impact propane supply: RADIOIOWA
  • Hy-Vee raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief: GAZETTE
  • Cedar Rapids trucking company launches drive to aid Harvey victims: GAZETTE
  • Attorney General warns to be on lookout for hurricane relief scams: RADIOIOWA
  • Election 2018!  Fred Hubbell lands endorsement from former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge: QCTIMES
  • Iowa City ped mall shooting victim dies; suspect charged with murder: PRESSCITIZEN
  • Washington, Keokuk counties eligible for natural disaster help due to drought: GAZETTE
  • Hy-Vee to enter restaurant business with Wahlburgers partnership:  GAZETTE
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News Briefing

  • Governor Reynolds monitoring dicey Iowa state budget: GAZETTE
  • Reynolds to decide in September whether to recall Legislature for special session: REGISTER
  • Governor: announcement soon on complaint related to Burlington police video case: RADIOIOWA
  • Governor: administrative costs reassigned so nursing home advocates may travel: RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa students invited to apply to be legislative pages: GAZETTE
  • Board of Regents delay state funding request pending word on rates: GAZETTE
  • Reynolds responds to critics of state incentives for Apple:  RADIOIOWA
  • One way Iowans can help: Blood donations needed for Houston’s medical response after Harvey: GAZETTE
  • Grassley says Congress should skip October break and keep working: RADIOIOWA
  • Election 2018!  Corbett unimpressed with Reynolds’ start: QCTIMES
  • Election 2018!  Democrat can’t speak at steak fry after previous rhetoric: REGISTER
  • State officials stress bus safety as new school year gets underway: RADIOIOWA
  • Woodbury Supervisors officially seek changes in hog lots by Iowa legislators: SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa researchers aim to make roads safer with new technology: QCTIMES
  • Defendant who claimed Stand Your Ground convicted of lesser charge: WCFCOURIER
  • Iowa’s 2nd largest city says goodbye to downtown traffic lights: GAZETTE
  • Reports of Rockwell Collins acquisition continue:  GAZETTE
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News Briefing

  • Reynolds says her office budget will be less than Branstad and Culver: REGISTER
  • Iowa governor disagrees with ban on transgender troops: AP
  • Democrats, key GOPer question state offer of $400,000 per Apple job: RADIOIOWA
  • Union president reminds teachers law change requires vote on contracts: RADIOIOWA
  • Judge rules against Iowa DOT in traffic citations case: AP
  • Open records advocate: ‘Public has the right to know’ name of employee who brought shotgun to work: GAZETTE
  • SPLC removes Amana from hate group map: PRESSCITIZEN
  • Transgender nurse files lawsuit against Iowa Corrections: AP
  • Medicaid suspends former head of Pleasant Hill agency: REGISTER
  • Waterloo school board sets administrative salaries: WCFCOURIER
  • Can Kemin help revive Des Moines’ floundering agribusiness park?:  REGISTER
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News Briefing

  • Iowa lands $1.3 billion Apple data center:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • State approves millions in tax incentives for Apple data centers: RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa’s wind power ‘paramount’ to Apple’s decision on new data centers: RADIOIOWA
  • Apple puts ‘faith’ in Waukee with $100 million pledge: REGISTER
  • Special interest groups spend big at Iowa Capitol:REGISTER
  • Iowa DOT chalks up another loss in its bid to issue traffic citations: PRESSCITIZEN
  • Iowa Hawkeye athletics to give more money to the ‘wider university mission’: GAZETTE
  • Iowa cop fatal shooting video subject of private meeting:REGISTER
  • Election 2018!  Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidates come down on labor’s side at event: QCTIMES
  • King’s advice to Trump: get a ‘point person’ for the wall: RADIOIOWA
  • After 48 years, Air Force veteran receives medals: WCFCOURIER
  • Waterloo man charged with sending threatening tweets to Sen. Ernst: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Q-C unemployment falls to 4.4% in July:  QCTIMES
  • State seeks input on Herbert Hoover Highway interchange: GAZETTE
  • Cedar Rapids official: City employees had been unaware co-worker brought shotgun to work:  GAZETTE
  • DNR to oversee new recreation area in Central Iowa: RADIOIOWA
  • Operation Clean Sweep offers help, not handcuffs, in Linn County:  GAZETTE
  • Judge dismisses restraining order against Iowa GOP activist:  REGISTER
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News Briefing

  • New Iowa license plate: ‘City and Country Reboot’: GAZETTE
  • DOT director says new plate designs not considered after criticism of finalists:  RADIOIOWA
  • Solar eclipse: Iowans look upward, but clouds get in the way:  GAZETTE
  • 2017 Iowa State Fair eclipses previous attendance record: RADIOIOWA
  • Iowa schools prepare for teens without required meningitis shots: REGISTER
  • Grassley says white nationalism is not American during North Iowa visit:GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Grassley hoping country heard Trump denounce bigotry last night: RADIOIOWA
  • Ernst in Sioux City assesses Trump, McConnell leadership: SCJOURNAL
  • Ernst says senate should make health care changes ‘in smaller chunks’: RADIOIOWA
  • Amana leaders seek explanation for being called home of hate group:  REGISTER
  •  Election 2018!  Another Democrat enters race to oppose US Rep. King: AP
  • Wellmark accused of violating privacy of Iowa teen with severe hemophilia: REGISTER
  • Newest exhibit to showcase personal side of Iowa’s African American history: GAZETTE
  • Cedar Falls fireworks ban stalled:  WCFCOURIER
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