News Briefing – January 30, 2013

  • 100th Representative takes office:  RADIO IOWA
  • Flurry of voters casting early ballots on casino issue:  GAZETTE
  • Economic Development director spars with lawmaker over tax incentives;  RADIO IOWA
  • Iowa Business Council competitiveness index shows little change from last year: RADIO IOWA
  • Groups push for Medicaid expansion:  GAZETTE
  • Bill would require double-fencing at deer farms:  QCTIMES
  • Cedar Rapids seeks public comment on proposed drought response plan:  GAZETTE
  • Officials:  3 out of 10 prisoners are mentally ill:  WCFCOURIER
  • Regents to look at transparency, openness at universities:  GAZETTE
  • Subcommittee tackles 2 parts of Branstad’s education reform:  QCTIMES
  • Lawmakers skeptical of pollution reduction strategy:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Iowa’s deer harvest declines for the 7th straight year:  QCTIMES
  • Woodbury County, road workers agree on 2 percent raises:  SCJOURNAL
  • DNR director:  communities must do what they can to maintain state parks:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • State auditor says new law will reduce fraud by public officials:  SCJOURNAL