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Iowa Governor Signs Law Immediately Banning School Mask Requirements

May 20, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law just after midnight Thursday that immediately made it illegal to require masks in schools. It also prevents cities and counties from having mask mandates that affect private property.

Charter School Expansion Bill Sent to Iowa's Governor

Apr 30, 2021
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Gov. Kim Reynolds is expected to sign a bill (HF 813) given final approval in the Iowa Senate that creates a new pathway to establish charter schools in Iowa.

Iowa Governor Signs Law Creating Broadband Grant Program

Apr 29, 2021
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law Wednesday aimed at expanding high-speed internet access across the state.

Reynolds Says COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Might Expand to All Adult Iowans on April 5

Mar 18, 2021
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Gov. Kim Reynolds says an anticipated increase in vaccine supply from the federal government means eligibility could open in early April.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said Thursday there are "a lot of questions" about the results of the presidential election and expressed sympathy for Americans who still don't believe that Democrat Joe Biden won.

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In response to Iowa's surging coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will launch a public awareness campaign urging Iowans to take public health precautions. She did not announce new mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus.

A report prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force says Iowa is one of 18 states that should put some virus-related restrictions back in place because of increasing coronavirus cases.

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Des Moines Black Lives Matter activists are proposing their own language for an executive order to restore felon voting rights as they continue pressuring the governor to act.

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said at a press conference Monday that she will follow a modified quarantine plan after a member of Vice President Mike Pence's staff tested positive for COVID-19.

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Burlington's multi-million dollar permanent flood wall is still a few years from completion, so at times the city must rely on temporary barriers to hold back the Mississippi River. The failure of those barriers on June 1 allowed the river to overwhelm portions of the downtown, resulting in months of clean-up.

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Legislation to legalize gambling on college and professional sports teams as well as fantasy sports is sitting on the desk of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds after passing the House and Senate. A southeast Iowa casino is already taking steps to ensure it is ready if the Governor signs the bill into law.

Gov. Reynolds today expressed confidence in Iowa’s privately-managed health care program for the poor and disabled, even as thousands of Medicaid patients are being pulled out of the new system.     

One of three for-profit companies managing the program, AmeriHealth Caritas, has dropped out.   Another company, AmeriGroup, can’t absorb some of AmeriHealth’s 215,000 patients.

As a result, at least 9,000 patients are going back to the traditional state-run Medicaid program, at least until AmeriGroup can build up capacity. 

Field Set for Special Election for SE Iowa House Seat

Jul 17, 2017

A special election will be held August 8 to fill the 82nd District seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Four people met Friday’s filing deadline to appear on the ballot.

Production Underway at Lee County Fertilizer Plant

Apr 20, 2017
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Representatives of Iowa Fertilizer Company joined local and state leaders on Nov. 19, 2013 to break ground on a new production facility in Lee County. Nearly 4 1/2 years later, IFC celebrated the start of fertilizer production at the plant near Wever.

Iowa Governor Tapped As U.S. Ambassador to China

Dec 8, 2016

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad often speaks of his 30-year friendship with the President of China, Xi Jinping. It now appears that relationship is opening up a new opportunity for the longest serving governor in U.S. history.

IA Lt. Gov. Passes on Invite to Tour MHI

May 15, 2015

Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds declined an invitation Thursday to visit a mental health care facility in southeast Iowa, saying there was not time in her schedule for the unplanned stop.