Category: Politics

Bernie Sanders stumps in Spencer
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Bernie Sanders stumps in Spencer

Bernie Sanders is consistent. The independent senator from Vermont proved that when he visited Spencer on Sunday. He ran through a greatest hits list of his policy ideas and then took questions at a town meeting at the Clay County Fair and Events Center. Sanders, one of more than 20 people vying for the Democratic...

Iowa 4th district Republican executive committee supports Steve King
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Iowa 4th district Republican executive committee supports Steve King

The executive committee of Iowa’s fourth congressional district Republicans has issued a statement in support of Congressman Steve King and will pen a letter asking that he be reinstated to his committee assignments. According to a release from King’s campaign, the committee’s resolution states it “fully supports our 4th District Congressman Steve King to represent...

Legislative update: Sen. Zach Whiting highlights E-Verify, religious liberty bills
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Legislative update: Sen. Zach Whiting highlights E-Verify, religious liberty bills

District 1 State Senator Zach Whiting has had a busy session up to this point of his first term. Whiting (R-Spirit Lake) sponsored and co-sponsored numerous bills and other pieces of legislation. Several of those survived last week’s legislative funnel that requires measures be reported out of committee if they are to be voted on...

Legislative update: Rep. Megan Jones’ bills on non-ag animal businesses, educational weighting funding survive funnel
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Legislative update: Rep. Megan Jones’ bills on non-ag animal businesses, educational weighting funding survive funnel

After giving birth a month ago to her third child, Rep. Megan Jones is back in Des Moines. She returned just in time for the first legislative deadline, known as the funnel, which requires all bills be reported out of committee if they are to be discussed on the House floor. Jones (R-Clay County) spoke...

Jones supports $90 million funding increase for Iowa schools
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Jones supports $90 million funding increase for Iowa schools

Last Monday, Rep. Megan Jones (R-Sioux Rapids) voted to provide Iowa school districts with an additional $89.3 million in new funding for the 2019-20 school year.  The Senate approved the bill on Wednesday. Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to sign the education funding bill on Tuesday. The approved legislation included a significant increase in general state...

Art Hamrick wins Clay County Board of Supervisors special election
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Art Hamrick wins Clay County Board of Supervisors special election

Art Hamrick has won Tuesday’s special election for the open Clay County Board of Supervisors seat. Unofficial results from the Clay County Auditor’s Office show Hamrick won convincingly with 57.8 percent of the votes cast by county residents. The special election was held Tuesday to fill a vacancy created by Joe Skow’s resignation. Hamrick received...

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