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District 72 Update-Rep. Dean Fisher-Week 13

We are closing in on the end of the session. We debate fewer and fewer bills as the list dwindles, but the bills we debate are the large, complex appropriations bills that can take many hours and even days of preparation time and then many hours to debate and work through the many amendments.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

New accusations from today's Oversight Committee meeting

Also today, The governor's office is once again on the defensive. This time, allegations that aides to Governor Branstad pressured a state board to hire a longtime friend of the administration.

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Tama News-Herald

Marshalltown named Iowa Great Place

DES MOINES The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced it has approved an Iowa Great Places Citizen Advisory Board recommendation to award $613,500 for projects in three new Iowa Great Places Clear Lake's Surf District, Madison County and Marshalltown and the Danish Village "We're very excited the Iowa Great Places program is being ... (more)

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WHO-AM Des Moines

Iowa Commission Rejects Cedar Rapids Casino

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino, saying it would hurt existing casinos.

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Iowa City Press-Citizen

Jacoby: Funding vote is 'an attack on UI'

Iowa House Democrats say the Republican majority is playing dirty politics by pitting state universities against each other and endangering a tuition freeze that the Iowa state Board of Regents promised Iowans.

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Tama News-Herald

Loras College poll shows leaders in Congressional Primary races

DUBUQUE, Iowa- The Loras College Poll released its results for select Iowa congressional primaries Wednesday, giving a look at how these races are shaping up in advance of the June election.

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Related Topix: Loras College, Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Representative Patrick Murphy, Representative Christopher Murphy

The Washington Post

Read in: Thursday, April 17, 2014

READ IN: Thursday, April 17, 2014: New Russia sanctions likely, Palin to Iowa , Rand for Prez bill dies, Mike Simpson buys big in Idaho Sign up to receive Read In in your inbox, every morning at 8 a.m. It's fast, easy and free! -- Ukrainian forces killed three pro-Russian militants and wounded 13 during a siege of a military base near the city of ... (more)

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Tama News-Herald

Iowa Juvenile Home bill fails; Fisher, Smith trade barbs

Reopening of the Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School in Toledo ended up not being part of an Iowa House Human Services appropriations bill sent to the Senate last week.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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An official of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services says federal money could have been used to pay money to former state employees to keep quiet about settlement agreements.

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Daily Mail

Sisters lobby Iowa law banning kids under 14 from firing handgun

'Please let me use my handgun!' Iowa sisters, 8 and 10, who have been shooting handguns since age 5, take to YouTube to lobby against little known law banning kids younger than 14 from firing the weapon Nathan Gibson, from Johnston, Iowa, began taking his daughters Meredith and Natalie to the shooting range when they were five But on a recent trip ... (more)

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KELO-TV Sioux Falls

IA Gov. Branstad Will Release 2013 Tax Returns

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is releasing his tax returns, something he's done every year he's served as governor to promote transparency.

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Breitbart.com

Sarah Palin to Headline SHE-PAC Iowa Rally for Joni Ernst

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline a SHE-PAC rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 27th for conservative Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who has taken a two-point lead over a liberal Republican businessman who had been leading before Palin endorsed Ernst.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa, US Governors, Sarah Palin

WHO-TV

Morning Buzz: Did Things Just Get More Interesting?

I know I know! It's been a while. I've actually started three of these. They are all still in the draft file.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Washington Times

Court: Man can seek office despite conviction

A split Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that allows a Des Moines man to run for state Senate and affirms that second-offense drunken driving is not an infamous crime as defined by the Iowa Constitution.

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KCRG

Iowa Senate Approves Disabled Veterans Tax Credit

A bill meant to further relieve the financial stress of disabled veterans in the state has won the unanimous support of the Iowa Senate.

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WHO-TV

Eldora Escape: One Student Still At Large

Two of the three Eldora State Training School students who escaped last week have been caught but one is still on the loose.

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WHO-AM Des Moines

Records Request in Settlement Controversy Denied

The secretary of the Iowa Senate has denied an open records request for emails concerning the ongoing controversy about settlement agreements involving fired state employees.

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Agri Marketing

Two Iowa Gas Stations Awarded $125,000 To Upgrade Their Biofuel Offerings

TWO IOWA GAS STATIONS AWARDED $125,000 TO UPGRADE THEIR BIOFUEL OFFERINGS Apr. 15, 2014 Source: Iowa Governor's Office news release Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Biofuel, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, Inwood, IA, Mount Ayr, IA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WHO-TV Des Moines

House Investigation: Gop Say Efforts Politically Motivated

Lawmakers filing House Resolution 126 say it would allow the committee to call witnesses, administer oaths and issue subpoenas.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Lawmakers want independent review of Branstad adminstration

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