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Spencer City Council opposes property tax legislation
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Spencer City Council opposes property tax legislation

The Spencer City Council approved a resolution Monday stating the city’s opposition to proposed state legislation that would limit cities’ and counties’ increase in property tax revenue to 2% per year. At the Eggs and Issues form Sunday, area state legislators defended their support of the legislation. Many Republican state representatives, including Megan Jones of...

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...

Rep. Megan Jones named chair of Administrative Rules Review Committee
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Rep. Megan Jones named chair of Administrative Rules Review Committee

Rep. Megan Jones has been appointed by House Speaker Linda Upmeyer to serve as chair of the Administrative Rules Review Committee in the upcoming legislative session. The committee is a bipartisan, joint body with representatives and senators that meets once a month during and in between sessions. It reviews administrative rules put forth by the...

Election results: Federal, state and local
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Election results: Federal, state and local

Here’s how Election Day panned out for federal, state and local races affecting Clay County, along with a look at how Clay County voted in each race. Note: Vote totals are unofficial, but all precincts have reported. Bolded candidates have been declared winners.   Federal United States Representative District 4 Read: Steve King wins close race...

Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day
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Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day

Iowa House District 2 voters will decide today between a veteran incumbent Republican and a Democratic challenger running for elected office for the first time. Megan Jones, the 31-year-old Republican from Sioux Rapids, has represented the district since 2013. Her focus, she told the Signal, is to keep the state heading forward on the path...

Scholten, Odor meet with fairgoers with Election Day two months away
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Scholten, Odor meet with fairgoers with Election Day two months away

J.D. Scholten is hitting the road hard from now until Election Day on Nov. 6. The Democratic candidate running against Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District shared his plans with the Signal Thursday while at the Clay County Democrats booth at the Clay County Fair. “We’re going to be launching 39 counties, 39...

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