Bills that have emerged in the Iowa House and Senate would increase scholarships for students at private and parochial schools. Iowans already can get a tax credit for donating to a private school’s scholarship fund for low-income students. A bill that’s cleared initial review in the state senate would raise the current $13 million statewide […]
Governor Kim Reynolds says she’s willing to consider a bill that would raise the age for buying tobacco and other nicotine products to 21. “We need to continue to do everything we can to fight addiction in any form,” Reynolds said late this morning. “I’ll wait and see it in its final form, but I […]
An Omaha woman is hospitalized after wrecking her vehicle while driving on a closed portion of a flood-damaged road in southwest Iowa. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Tabitha Lassek was driving a 2011 Chevy westbound on Highway 34 just before 1 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say Lassek failed to obey three “road closed” barricades […]
Le Mars-based Wells Enterprises has acquired the Dunkirk, New York manufacturing company Fieldbrook Foods. Wells Enterprises CEO and president Mike Wells, says, “The combination creates a stronger platform for growth and positions us to better serve our customers, as well as providing a more geographically diverse footprint for us.” Wells is the number three ice […]
Democrats are urging Republicans in the legislature who control the budgeting process to boost spending for the state’s prisons. Over the past two years, spending for the Iowa Department of Corrections has been reduced by about $16 million. “There’s a real price that Iowans are paying because of that failure to fund corrections,” said Senator […]