News Briefing – August 11, 2015

  •  Iowa House Republicans to pick speaker next week:  QCTIMES
  • Bird flu not expected to impact Thanksgiving turkey availability:  RADIOIOWA
  • DOT pressed about $9.1 million Highway Helper contract:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa lawmakers to tackle school funding, Medicaid transition, Cedar Rapids casino:  QCTIMES
  • Davenport School Board appeals to Iowa Legislature:  QCTIMES
  • Des Moines school district agrees to $350,000 lawsuit settlement with ex-official over emails:  GLIOBEGAZETTE
  • Nine UI presidency candidates converge on Chicago:  GAZETTE
  • Caucus Watch!  Trump maintains lead in Iowa; Fiorina catching fire:  GAZETTE
  • Caucus Watch!  Branstad: Without Straw Poll, candidates can instead traverse Iowa:  SCJOURNAL
  • Caucus Watch!  Trump a bully, Rand Paul says:  WCFCOURIER
  • Caucus Watch!  Jindal decries ‘soap opera’ of Democratic Party:  GAZETTE