News Briefing – February 4, 2013

Survey indicates little economic growth anticipated in months ahead:  RADIO IOWA

Iowa faces big shortfall on highway needs:  GAZETTE

Harkin predicts another vote on UN treaty for disabled:  RADIO IOWA

Cedar Rapids would see less revenue than other Iowa casino towns:  GAZETTE

Age and experience of teachers more spread out now:  RADIO IOWA

Education report:  diversity and poverty increase:  GAZETTE

King to seek cuts in food stamps:  RADIO IOWA

Internet gaming issue of states’ rights:  lottery chief:  GAZETTE

State tax collections remain strong:  WCFCOURIER

Radio vendors question Iowa requests for bids:  GLOBEGAZETTE

Bill would expand tax breaks for beginning farmers:  GLOBEGAZETTE

Iowa’s death penalty debate heads up again:  QCTIMES

Last contract awarded to repair 2011 flood damaged levees:  GLOBEGAZETTE

Pace of Iowa farmland sales slows at start of year:  QCTIMES

State’s recycling efforts hampered by a system that favors dumping:  GLOBEGAZETTE

Democrats seek to clear tuition rules for immigrants:  QCTIMES

Lawmaker wants to change HIV transmission law:  GLOBEGAZETTE

Grassley laying groundwork for 2016:  GLOBEGAZETTE

King:  Siouxland’s controversial congressman considers U.S. Senate run:  SCJOURNAL

State should consider outsourcing bus inspections:  SCJOURNAL