News Briefing – January 23, 2013

  • Democrat Pritchard wins special election:  WCFCOURIER
  • Sherriff raises concern about ‘suicidal tendencies’ loophole in gun law:  RADIO IOWA
  • Robocalls complicate do-not-call rules in Iowa:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa vehicle fees, not gas taxes, now largest share of state road budget:  RADIO IOWA
  • Increase to teachers’ salaries touted at legislative hearing:  GAZETTE
  • Jails becoming primary mental health facilities:  RADIO IOWA
  • Branstad talks education, taxes, global warming and guns:  GAZETTE
  • Nursing home fined after deaths:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Commissioner:  insurance industry ‘vibrant;’ consumers may face higher costs:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • State partners with company to pay bills online:  SCJOURNAL
  • Anti-tax group says gas tax increase wouldn’t fix state roads:  SCJOURNAL
  • Iowa DOT reviewing new guidance on issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented residents:  WCFCOURIER
  • Ag groups join to create renewable fuels coalition:  SCJOURNAL
  • New agent to take over Iowa voter fraud pursuit:  QCTIMES