News Briefing – January 17, 2013

  • Iowa House GOP backs plan to rebate taxes:  QCTIMES
  • Grassley:  Obama thinks ‘2nd Amendment can be tossed aside’:  QCTIMES
  • Capitol digest:  WCFCOURIER
  • Law officers tell Congressman mental health issues more important than gun ban:  RADIO IOWA
  • UI turning dying Johnson County pines into biofuel:  GAZETTE
  • Cigarette tax hike floated, then snuffed:  WCFCOURIER
  • Groups push for campaign finance reform: RADIO IOWA
  •  Statehouse gun rights discussion likely stalls in 2013:  RADIO IOWA
  • Iowa OKs 12-13 percent Wellmark premium increase:  WCFCOUIER
  • State Patrol to buy simulators to teach about distracted driving:  RADIO IOWA
  • Linn County supervisors will approve March 5 gaming vote Friday:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa House Republicans will look to expand gun rights:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Mike Huckabee to attend Iowa GOP event in February:  QCTIMES
  • Iowa Chief Justice seeks funding increase:  GLOBEGAZETTE