News Briefing – May 20, 2013

  • April unemployment rate hits level not seen since December 2008:  RADIO IOWA
  • Legislators optimistic about federal farm bill; GAZETTE
  • Renewable fuels backers accelerate E15 push:  WCFCOURIER
  • ‘Set back’ for efforts to expand passenger rail:  RADIO IOWA
  • IRS questioned Cedar Rapids pro-life group’s activities in 2009:  GAZETTE
  • ‘Sticking points’ slow adjournment:  GAZETTE
  • Branstad points to special session:  GAZETTE
  • Fired Iowa Senate aide alleges women “objectified, ridiculed” in workplace:  RADIO IOWA
  • Firearms legislation stalls:  QCTIMES
  • It’s time for commitment to completion of HWY 20:  SCJOURNAL