News Briefing – March 13, 2013

  • House panel backs effort making tax hikes tougher:  QCTIMES
  • Cedar Rapids deploying flood barriers for the first time since 2008 flood:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa part of settlement in Google grab of private information:  RADIO IOWA
  • State expert:  Iowa sheriffs have little discretion in issuing permits to acquire weapons:  GAZETTE
  • Changing the way to challenge district lines for county supervisors:  RADIO IOWA
  • Cedar Rapids passes new budget; increases property taxes:  GAZETTE
  • Hospital Association study says Medicaid expansion adds 2,400 jobs in Iowa:  RADIO IOWA
  • Transportation Commission approves grants for projects in Marshalltown, Dubuque County:  RADIO IOWA
  • Grassley opposes background check proposal:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • LULAC lobby day at statehouse:  RADIO IOWA
  • USDA to furlough inspectors:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Branstad blasts Senate Democrats for raising questions on Orascom deal:  RADIO IOWA
  • Woodbury County approves $50M budget; raises rural residents taxes:  SCJOURNAL