News Briefing – February 18, 2015

  • Blum:  Committing troops to fight ISIS a ‘high bar’:  QCTIMES
  •  State moves ahead on creating new rules for Jordan Aquifer water use:  RADIOIOWA
  • Increasing number of suicides by Iowa men 75 or older raises concerns:  GAZETTE
  • Grassley seeks input on improving the federal tax code:  RADIOIOWA
  • Bill banning tanning bed use for minors passes to Iowa House:  GAZETTE
  •  Ernst talks about ISIS threat:  RADIOIOWA
  • Regents pay firm $200k for UI President search:  GAZETTE
  •  Groups rally at the statehouse for an increase in the minimum wage:  RADIOIOWA
  •  Gronstal ally is new Iowa Democratic Party director:  GAZETTE
  •  Iowa DNR wants to prevent spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer:  GAZETTE
  •  Gas tax hike another step closer to law:  GAZETTE
  •  Iowa Senate panel oks bill that would ban conversion therapy:  QCTIMES
  •  Jindal, Duck Dynasty family member to headline annual Cedar Rapids prayer breakfast:  GAZETTE
  •  Iowa State Patrol to have 369 toopers by June:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  •  Community colleges pan regents funding plan:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • GOP holds firm to 1.25 percent school funding:  SCJOURNAL