News Briefing – January 28, 2014

  • Latest Iowa competitiveness index shows some deficiencies:  SCJOURNAL
  • Democrats propose six percent funding boost for schools:  RADIO IOWA
  • Cedar Rapids, Riverside casino groups submit competing reports to Iowa gaming commission:  GAZETTE
  • Industry manager says Midwest propane supply could run out mid-February:  RADIO IOWA
  • Iowa co-op’s heavy data users upset with new Internet pricing structure:  GAZETTE
  • Farm Bill deal would cut food stamps by 1 percent:  WCFCOURIER
  • Senate votes 46-0 to quit collecting income taxes on military pensions:  RADIO IOWA
  • Iowa leaders seek answers, assistance for Iowans during spike in propane prices:  GAZETTE
  • Better Business Bureau warns of new cell phone scam:  RADIO IOWA
  • Transportation leaders seek signal from governor on Iowa gas tax increase:  GAZETTE
  • Comment period on renewable fuel standard ends Tuesday:  WCFCOURIER
  • Farm safety isn’t on Iowa legislative agenda:  QCTIMES
  • Election ’14:  Boswell won’t seek Latham’s seat in Congress:  GAZETTE
  • Miller:  Iowa should keep tobacco enforcement rights:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Groups seek to strengthen clean water act rules:  SCJOURNAL
  • Active military could buy handgun without permit under proposal:  GLOBEGAZETTE