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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

State Capitol, 1007 East Grand Avenue
515-281-5211

About the Governor

Governor Kim Reynolds Seated at Desk

Governor Kim Reynolds is the 43 rd governor of Iowa and has the distinction of being the first woman elected to the state’s highest office in November 2018.

Governor Reynolds has a long-standing record of public service, having served four terms as Clarke County Treasurer before being elected to the Iowa Senate in November 2008. Two years later, as running mate of former Governor Terry Branstad, she was elected Lieutenant Governor and served nearly two terms before succeeding Branstad as Governor of Iowa in May 2017, when he left office to become United States Ambassador to China.

Governor Reynolds is proud of her Iowa roots. A small-town, rural Iowa girl at heart, she grew up in Madison County, graduated from Interstate 35 Community Schools in 1977, married her husband Kevin Reynolds in 1982, worked and raised three daughters, and completed her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in 2016 while serving as Lieutenant Governor. The Reynolds’ cherish spending time together as a family with their daughters, sons-in-law, and 11 grandchildren... all who live nearby in central Iowa.

Governor Reynolds’ strong conservative values are reflected in her priorities for Iowa:

Cutting taxes for all Iowans
Making Iowa an employment destination
Improving access to child care
Building Iowa’s health care workforce
Preparing students for high-demand careers
Providing educational choice and transparency for Iowa families
Growing renewable fuels

Under her leadership, Iowans have benefitted from:

The largest tax cut in state history and continued tax reform
Record investments in public education year-over-year
Increased access to behavioral and mental health care, including the creation of Iowa’s first Children’s Mental Health System
Aggressive workforce policy initiatives that will ensure 70 percent of Iowans achieve training or education beyond high school by 2025

Governor Reynolds is also respected nationally for her leadership on important issues ranging from education to economic growth, and has held a number of positions at the regional and national levels:

Republican Governors Association, Vice Chair
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), Vice Chair
Education Commission of the States, Chair
American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Member during the Trump Administration
Governors Biofuels Coalition, Previous Chair
Midwest Governors Association, Previous Chair

Recent News

Iowa Counties Approved for USDA Assistance Following Severe Weather in April

This morning, Governor Reynolds spoke with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the severe weather event in Iowa on April 26th, 2024, and her request on May 14, 2024, for USDA disaster assistance for impacted farmers. …

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Gov. Reynolds Announces Approval of Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Adair, Polk, Story, and Montgomery Counties

Governor Kim Reynolds announced today that President Biden has approved Iowa’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe storms and widespread flooding that occurred on May…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for 10 Additional Counties Impacted by Recent Severe Weather

Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster emergency proclamation for 10 additional counties in response to severe weather that occurred on May 21, 2024. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from…

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Gov. Reynolds Requests Expedited Presidential Disaster Declaration for Severe Storms and Widespread Flooding

Governor Kim Reynolds has requested an expedited Presidential Disaster Declaration for Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe storms and widespread flooding that occurred on May 21, 2024. The letter requests activation…

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Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Honor of DOT Worker Matthew Dickerson

Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all?flags?in Iowa to be flown at?half-staff from sunrise to sunset?on Thursday, May 23, 2024, in honor of Matthew Dickerson, an employee of the Iowa Department of Transportation who was killed on May 16 while…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for 17 Additional Counties Impacted by Severe Weather

Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster emergency proclamation for 17 additional counties in response to severe weather that occurred on May 21. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the…

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Gov. Reynolds Authorizes Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for 15 Counties Impacted by Severe Weather

On May 21, 2024, Governor Kim Reynolds authorized a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for 15 counties in response to severe weather that occurred on May 21. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Statement on Impact of Severe Weather

Governor Kim Reynolds issued the following statement regarding the impact of severe weather in Iowa today: “Kevin’s and my prayers are with all the communities and families impacted by today’s severe weather, and especially…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs SF 2368 into Law, Announces Charter School Grant Program

On May 17, 2024 at Horizon Science Academy in Des Moines, Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF 2368, a bill for an act relating to education, including by modifying provisions related to the sale of real property by school districts, charter school and…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Statement of Support for Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver

Governor Reynolds today released the following statement of support for Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver and his family: “Jack Whitver is a strong and capable leader, and a good friend. I admire and support his decision to remain in his…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Final Bills into Law

On May 17, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the remaining bills into law: HF 2686: A bill for an act relating to the organization, structure, and functions of state and local governments, providing for salaries of certain state officers, making…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs SF 2411 and HF 2465 into Law

On May 16, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed SF 2411, a bill which creates the Workforce Opportunity Fund, defines work-based learning, and reforms student teaching requirements, and HF 2465, a bill allowing high school students to gain science credit…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces $17.5 Million Investment in Opioid Prevention and Recovery Programs

On May 16, 2024, Governor Kim Reynolds announced a $17.5 million investment in opioid prevention and recovery programs for Iowans impacted by the ongoing opioid epidemic. “I’m disappointed that a bill to spend a portion of…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs HF 2673, Behavioral Health Alignment

On May 15, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 2673, a bill that aligns Iowa’s 32 disconnected mental health and substance use regions into 7 unified behavioral health districts to improve outcomes for Iowans, into law. “Today, we align…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs HF 2545 into Law

On May 15, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 2545 into law, a bill which improves educational standards and requires teaching on: World War I, World War II, the Holocaust, Cold War, 9/11, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs SF 2391 and HF 2649 into Law

On May 15, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed SF 2391, a bill for an act prohibiting the misbranding of certain food products, and providing penalties, and HF 2649, a bill for an act excluding the net capital gain from the sale of certain livestock from…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces Approval of Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that President Biden has approved Iowa’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now authorized to provide…

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Gov. Reynolds, Sec. Naig Request Federal Assistance from USDA for Iowa Farmers Impacted by Severe Storms

Governor Reynolds today sent a letter co-signed with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig to Secretary Tom Vilsack at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting federal assistance for farmers whose properties were damaged or destroyed…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on CARES Act Class Action Lawsuit

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court dismissing the class action lawsuit regarding the canceling of federal pandemic assistance: “During the pandemic, the federal government attempted to…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Iowa's SF 2340

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to a lawsuit challenging SF 2340: “As Governor, I have a responsibility to protect the citizens of Iowa. Since President Biden refuses to enforce our nation’s immigration…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Several Bills into Law

On May 9, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 2436: A bill for an act relating to and making appropriations to the judicial branch, including by modifying the judicial retirement fund, and including effective date…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Bill Extending Postpartum Health Care and Several Other Bills into Law

On May 8, 2024, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 2251, a bill for an act relating to eligibility for pregnant women and infants under the Medicaid program, and including effective date provisions. “Being pro-life means supporting…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Four Counties Impacted by Recent Severe Weather

On May 8, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for four counties in response to severe weather that occurred on May 6. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy…

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U.S. News and World Report Ranks Iowa #6 Best State

On May 7, 2024, U.S. News and World Report ranked Iowa the #6 Best State overall, #3 state for Opportunity, #7 state for Long-Term Fiscal Stability, #9 state for Health Care Access, #9 state for Affordability, and #11 state for Education. Iowa…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Early Literacy Bill into Law

On May 7, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 2618, a bill that requires evidence-based reading instruction and tailored interventions for students who aren’t proficient, into law. “This legislation is an extension of our ongoing effort…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Revised Title IX Rules

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration releasing revised Title IX rules: “By attempting to redefine sex to include gender identity and sexual orientation in Title IX, President Biden is…

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Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all?flags?in Iowa at?half-staff from sunrise to sunset?in honor of the National Fallen?Firefighters?Memorial?Service on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Firefighters who have died in the line of duty during the previous year…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Several Bills into Law

Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF 2306: A bill for an act relating to the membership of the commission of veterans affairs. HF 2366: A bill for an act relating to probate law, including charitable…

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Gov. Reynolds Requests Expedited Presidential Disaster Declaration for Severe Weather

Governor Kim Reynolds has requested an expedited Presidential Disaster Declaration for nine Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe weather that occurred on April 26, 2024. The governor requested funding under the…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Tax Cuts and Several Other Bills into Law

DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 2442: A bill for an act relating to state and local finances by modifying individual and alternate income tax rates, withholding credits, franchise tax deductions,…

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Gov. Reynolds Joins All Republican Governors in Solidarity with Jewish Community and Recognizes May as Jewish American Heritage Month

Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds joined all Republican governors in a joint statement and separately recognized May as Jewish-American Heritage Month in Iowa with a proclamation. This comes as Republican governors stand in solidarity with the Jewish…

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Gov. Reynolds Joins 52 Governors in Opposition to Biden Attempt to Infringe on Governors' Authorities

Gov. Kim Reynolds joined 52 governors representing states, commonwealths, and territories in opposition to Legislative Proposal 480 submitted by the Department of Defense to the Senate Armed Services Committee. LP 480 disregards gubernatorial…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Eight Additional Counties Impacted by Recent Severe Weather

Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for eight additional counties in response to severe weather that occurred on April 26. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Pottawattamie County in Response to Severe Weather

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Pottawattamie County in response to severe weather that occurred on April 26. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Advocacy…

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Gov. Reynolds to Lead Trade, Investment Mission to India

Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that she will lead a trade mission to India later this year to strengthen Iowa’s trade and investment relationship with one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The trade mission is planned for…

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Gov. Reynolds Declares April 22, 2024 Iowa Hawkeyes Women’s Basketball Appreciation Day

On April 22, 2024, Governor Kim Reynolds released a video message announcing a proclamation in celebration of Iowa Hawkeyes Women’s Basketball historic 2023-2024 season. The proclamation declares April 22, 2024, as Iowa Hawkeyes Women’s…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on 2024 Legislative Session

On April 20, 2024, Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to the conclusion of the 2024 legislative session: “Iowa has set a course for transformation, and it was the driving force of the 2024 legislative session. We…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Income Tax Cuts

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Iowa legislature passing income tax cuts in SF 2442: “When I took office, Iowa’s income tax rate was nearly 9 percent-the sixth highest in the country. Since 2018,…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Boards and Commissions Review Legislation

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to SF 2385 being sent to the Governor’s desk for signature: “Last year, I introduced and signed into law legislation that aligned state government to more effectively and…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Signing SF 2431, Bill to Help Boy Scout Sex Abuse Survivors

On April 19, 2024, Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF 2431, a bill to remove the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse by the Boy Scouts of America: “Those who were sexually abused while in Boy Scouts should have the ability…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on EPA Issuing Emergency Fuel Waiver for E-15 for Summer 2024

On April 19, 2024, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the EPA issuing an emergency waiver for E-15 sales this summer: “I am pleased to see the EPA issue this waiver, allowing cheaper, cleaner burning E-15…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Several Bills into Law

On April 19, 2024 Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF 2586: A bill for an act relating to school security, including the use of school security personnel by school districts and authorizing school employees to be issued…

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Daisy Brand to Invest $626.5 Million in Iowa Expansion

Governor Kim Reynolds April 19, 2024 announced that Daisy Brand LLC, the leading manufacturer and largest brand of sour cream and cottage cheese in the U.S., is expanding its operations to Boone, Iowa. Demand for the company’s products has…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Iowa Legislature for Passing Behavioral Health System Alignment

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to HF 2673 passing the Iowa Senate: “Iowa has made significant progress in behavioral health care in recent years, from expanding adult services to establishing the first…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs HF 259 into Law

On April 18, 2024, Gov. Reynolds signed HF 259 into law, a bill for an act relating to matters under the purview of the department of veterans affairs, including county commissions of veteran affairs and cemetery…

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Gov. Reynolds Applauds the Iowa Legislature for Passing Literacy Bill with Strong Bipartisan Support

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to HF 2618 passing the Iowa Senate: “By investing in literacy April 17, 2024, we are opening opportunities for our kids in the future. This bill implements evidence-based reading…

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Gov. Reynolds Appoints Ashley Stewart as District Associate Judge

Gov. Kim Reynolds April 17, 2024 announced her appointment of Ashley Stewart as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 5C.?? Stewart, of Des Moines, Iowa, is an assistant appellate defender for the Iowa Public Defender’s…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Six Counties in Response to Severe Weather

On April 17, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Allamakee, Cass, Des Moines, Fayette, Henry, and Lee counties in response to severe weather that occurred on April 16. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual…

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Gov. Reynolds Appoints Jordan Brackey as District Associate Judge

Gov. Kim Reynolds April 16, 2024 announced her appointment of Jordan Brackey as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 5C. Brackey, of Des Moines, Iowa, is an assistant Polk County attorney for the Juvenile Division. He received…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on the Fetal Heartbeat Case Heard at the Iowa Supreme Court

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Fetal Heartbeat case heard at the Iowa Supreme Court On April 11: “Since the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the decision of when to limit abortion has…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Several Bills into Law

Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 2340: A bill for an act relating to illegal reentry into the state by certain aliens, prohibition on arrest in certain locations, orders to return to a foreign nation, immunity…

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Governor Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education Announce New Grant Program to Expand Summer Meal Sites for Children

Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced $900,000 in competitive grants to help more Iowa children and teens access nutritious meals and snacks during the summer months. The grants will support school districts and…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Foreign Ownership of Land Bill into Law

Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF 2204 into law, a bill for an act relating to interests in agricultural land acquired or held by foreign businesses, foreign governments, or nonresident aliens, or by agents, trustees, or fiduciaries thereof, by…

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Governor Reynolds Signs HF 2264 into Law

Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed HF 2264 into law. HF 2264: A bill for an act relating to the use of county funds by ecclesiastical and sectarian…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Marshall County in Response to Severe Weather

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Marshall County in response to severe weather that occurred on May 7. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Story County in Response to Severe Weather

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Story County in response to severe weather that occurred on May 7. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Five Counties in Response to Severe Weather

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Benton, Iowa, Jasper, Muscatine, and Poweshiek counties in response to severe weather that occurred on May 7. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual…

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Gov. Reynolds announces application start date, administrative rules for Students First Education Savings Accounts

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds has announced that applications for Students First Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) will be accepted starting May 31, 2023. The Students First Act was signed into law earlier this year and will provide state…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on 2023 Legislative Session

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to the conclusion of the 2023 legislative session: “Iowa’s national profile is rising, and Americans are taking notice as states around the country…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Several Bills into Law

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF 553: A bill for an act relating to affirmative defenses for entities using cybersecurity programs. HF 573: A bill for an act relating to statutory…

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Republican Leadership Announces Property Tax Reform Agreement

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds, Senate Majority Leader Whitver, and Speaker Grassley have reached an agreement to provide property tax relief for Iowans. Gov. Reynolds, Senate Majority Leader Whitver, and Speaker Grassley released the following…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Several Bills into Law - April 28, 2023

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF 601: A bill for an act relating to rate increase notice requirements for public utilities. HF 557: A bill for an act relating to conducting elections for…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Two Counties in Response to Mississippi River Flooding

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Allamakee and Muscatine Counties in response to the Mississippi River flooding. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Biden EPA Granting Summer Sales of E-15 Waiver

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Biden EPA granting Iowa and Midwest states’ request for an emergency waiver for the nationwide, summer sale of E-15: “I am thrilled that the EPA has granted our…

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Gov. Reynolds Leads Republican Governors in Recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds led all Republican governors in recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month. Together the governors emphasized their commitment to a strong relationship with Israel and recognized the significance of…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Several Bills into Law - April 27, 2023

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF 316: A bill for an act relating to value-added products or services offered by insurers or producers. HF 570: A bill for an act relating to assault…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement Commending Iowa's Congressional Delegation on Ethanol Victory

Governor Reynolds released the following statement commending Iowa’s Congressional Delegation on major ethanol victory: “I commend the members of Iowa’s Congressional Delegation for their steadfast efforts to stand up for…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces SBA Disaster Assistance for Storm-Damaged Counties

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted her request to provide assistance in the form of low-interest disaster loans for eight counties impacted by the March 31, 2023, severe weather…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Five Counties in Response to Mississippi River Flooding

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for five counties in response to the Mississippi River flooding. The governor's proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Mississippi River Counties

DES MOINES -- Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for 10 counties in response to flooding along the Mississippi River. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects…

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Gov. Reynolds appoints Richelle Mahaffey as District Associate Judge

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Richelle Mahaffey as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 8A. Mahaffey, of Grinnell, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Public Defender in the Des…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces Appointments to Iowa's Boards and Commissions - April 18, 2023

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are not subject to Senate confirmation: Council on Agricultural Education Kellie Welter, Webster District 2A…

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Gov. Reynolds Appoints Kristen Stiffler as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds announced the appointment of Kristen Stiffler of Clive to serve as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Stiffler begins her new role on April 24, 2023. “Generations of Iowans have…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Iowa Supreme Court Opinion in Case 22-0789

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Iowa Supreme Court opinion in case 22-0789: “The initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic consumed every aspect of our daily lives, and accordingly my…

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Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri Partner for Application to Create Clean Hydrogen Hub

DES MOINES – In partnership with the states of Nebraska and Missouri, Gov. Reynolds announced that Iowa has submitted a grant application with the U.S. Department of Energy for funding to establish the Mid-Continent Clean Hydrogen Hub (MCH2)…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Heartbeat Bill Oral Arguments

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Iowa Supreme Court hearing oral arguments on the fetal heartbeat bill: “I remain optimistic that the Iowa Supreme Court will allow the fetal heartbeat…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces More than $8 Million to Help Five Companies Advance Water Conservation Efforts

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that $8.3 million in matching grants have been awarded to assist five companies in upgrading water infrastructure at Iowa manufacturing and industrial facilities in Boone, Davenport, Dubuque and…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces Appointments to Iowa's Boards and Commissions - April 7, 2023

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Accountancy Examining Board Lindsay Knoop, Dallas Board of Medicine …

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Iowa Schools Invited to Apply for Lt. Governors' STEM Education Scholarship Program

DES MOINES – The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) has opened the application period for the annual Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program, sponsored by ACT, to award up to $1,000 to 12 schools nationally to support…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Biden Administration Proposed Change to Title IX

DES MOINES -- Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration's newly proposed change to Title IX rules, allowing biological men to participate in women’s sports: “Generations of women have…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Marion and Warren Counties

DES MOINES -- Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for two counties in response to the April 4 severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Six Additional Counties

DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for six additional counties in response to the March 31 severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs SF 445 and SF 514 into Law

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 445: A bill for an act relating to protests considered by local boards of review and including effective date and applicability provisions. SF 514: A bill…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Disaster Emergency Proclamation

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to ease restrictions on the transportation of materials related to disaster response and repairs. The proclamation is effective April 1 and continues through May 1, 2023. The…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for 12 Counties in Eastern Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for 12 counties in response to the March 31 severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on the Indictment of Donald J. Trump

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the politically charged indictment of President Donald J. Trump: “This sham indictment only serves as a reminder to Americans that there is a two-tiered…

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Gov. Reynolds Appoints Mary Mosiman Director of Iowa Department of Revenue

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds has appointed Mary Mosiman the new Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) effective March 29, 2023. Mosiman currently serves as the department’s Deputy Director and Tax Management Division…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on the Closure of Iowa Wesleyan University

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to the announced closure of Iowa Wesleyan University: “Today, my thoughts are with the students, faculty, and staff who are stunned by this announcement, and the…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs SF 75 and SF 262 into Law

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 75: A bill for an act relating to certain health facilities including ambulatory surgical centers and rural emergency hospitals, including licensing requirements and…

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State of Iowa ends agreement with Workday to update financial management system, will continue to use human resources and payroll system

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds announced today that she has approved ending an agreement with Workday, an enterprise software company, to update the state’s financial management system to a cloud-based platform. After delaying the…

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Gov. Reynolds Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging EPA to Issue Emergency E15 Waiver

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds led a joint, bipartisan letter urging the EPA to issue an emergency waiver for E15 sales during the summer. “We write today to thank you for proposing to grant our petition of April 28, 2022, that…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Several Bills into Law

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF 337: A bill for an act relating to the use of certain refrigerants. HF 202: A bill for an act relating to explosive materials including blasting agents,…

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Gov. Reynolds appoints Deputy Adjutant General

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has selected Brig. Gen. William F. McClintock as the Deputy Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard. “General McClintock’s extensive experience and proven leadership, alongside General Osborn,…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Alignment Bill Passing the Iowa House

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to her Government Alignment bill passing the Iowa House: “For decades, Iowans have seen state government grow beyond its means. Today, the Iowa House joined me…

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Governor Reynolds Announces $26.88 Million In Destination Iowa Projects, Invests An Additional $15 Million For Rural Iowa

DES MOINES -- On March 9th, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced?$26.88 million in grant funding through the final round of Destination Iowa, a $100 million investment in quality of life and tourism…

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Treasurer Smith Releases Statement on University of Iowa Athletics Settlement

DES MOINES - On March 9th, Treasurer Smith released the following statement in response to the University of Iowa athletics settlement: Prior to Monday’s State Appeals Board meeting, I met with the Attorney General’s Office to learn…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Chad Aldis to Lead Department of Education, Innovate Iowa Schools

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds has appointed Chad Aldis, a native Iowan and former student of Camanche, East Central (now Easton Valley), and Clinton Community School Districts, to lead the Iowa Department of Education as director beginning…

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Treasurer Smith Encourages Families to Hit Nothing-But-Net With College Savings Iowa

DES MOINES - State Treasurer Roby Smith is using March Madness season to encourage families to invest in their children’s education with College Savings Iowa. “There are less summers with your children before they head to college than…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Kristen Formanek as District Associate Judge

Des Moines – Governor Kim Reynolds on March 7th, announced her appointment of Kristen Formanek as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 5C. Formanek, of Ankeny, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Polk County Attorney…

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Attorney General Bird Joins 46 State Coalition Requesting TikTok Comply with Multistate Investigation

DES MOINES — Attorney General Bird joined 46 states in an amicus brief Monday, requesting that TikTok, Inc. fully comply with a multistate investigation into whether the China-owned company violated consumer protection laws. The bipartisan…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on Government Alignment Bill Passing the Iowa Senate

DES MOINES – On March 7th, Governor Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Iowa Senate passing her Government Alignment bill: “Serving the needs of Iowans efficiently and effectively is state government’s…

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Treasurer Smith Reminds Iowans That IAble Account Contributions Can Be a Team Effort

DES MOINES - State Treasurer Roby Smith, administrator of Iowa’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (IAble) plan, is reminding individuals with disabilities and their support systems that contributions to an IAble account can be a team effort.…

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Iowa Grant Will Help Employers Lower Language Barriers in the Workplace

Funding will improve communication on the job and support recruitment and retention efforts DES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds on March 8th, announced new grant awards targeted at reducing language barriers within Iowa’s…

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Don't Rely On The Luck O' The Irish

Des Moines, Iowa - Although Irish in its roots, St. Patrick’s Day is most widely celebrated in the United States. To help keep Iowa’s roads safe, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is partnering with local law enforcement March…

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DCI Assisting Britt PD With Homicide Investigation

Britt, Iowa - At approximately 7:10 PM, on Saturday, March 4, 2023, the Britt Police Department responded to a disturbance call at the residence of 275 4th Street Southeast in Britt, Iowa. Upon arrival to the residence, officers encountered a male…

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Attorney General Bird Takes Further Action Against EPA’s Delayed E15 Decision

DES MOINES — On Mar 6th, Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird and Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers took another step to challenge the EPA’s illegally delayed decision regarding the sale of year-round E15 gasoline. They sent an…

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Iowa Arts Council Announces Governor's Arts Awards

DES MOINES – More than 180 Iowans came together Wednesday to celebrate the remarkable contributions of Iowans in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Hampton, Iowa City, Marshalltown and Mason City who have left their mark on Iowa through the…

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State Honors Heroic Iowans for Lifesaving Efforts

DES MOINES, Iowa - Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens honored heroic citizens and First Responders at the 2022 Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor and…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on Government Alignment Bill Passing the Iowa House State Government Committee

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement in response to her Government Alignment bill passing the Iowa House State Government Committee: “State government should be efficient and effective to best serve the…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces Appointments to Iowa's Boards and Commissions

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Accountancy Examining Board Frank Miller, Polk Agricultural…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on EPA Decision

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement in response to the EPA delaying the implementation of year-round sale of E15: “While long overdue, I am thrilled that the EPA has approved our multi-state…

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DCI Assists With Cerro Gordo County Jail Death Investigation

MASON CITY, Iowa - At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Cerro Gordo County Jail staff discovered jail inmate Lamar Anderson unresponsive in his cell. Life saving measures were initiated and Anderson was transported to Mercy…

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Governor Reynolds Receives Renewable Fuels Association All-Industry Award and Addresses National Ethanol Conference

ORLANDO– On March 2nd, Governor Reynolds received the Renewable Fuels Association’s All-Industry Award and addressed the National Ethanol Conference. Below are excerpts from her remarks: “Receiving the All-Industry Award is a…

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Treasurer Smith Reunites Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa with Lost Money

DES MOINES - State Treasurer Roby Smith presented Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa with a check for their unclaimed funds in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. “There’s only one thing sweeter than a Caramel Delight or Thin Mint, and that’s…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on EPA Decision

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to the EPA delaying the implementation of year-round sale of E15: “While long overdue, I am thrilled that the EPA has approved our multi-state bipartisan RVP…

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State of Iowa selects Odyssey to administer ESA program, begins contract negotiations

DES MOINES – The state of Iowa has selected Odyssey to administer its new Students First education savings accounts (ESAs). Governor Reynolds signed the Students First Act into law on January 24, 2023. The program will provide K-12 students…

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Treasurer Smith Encourages Iowans to Invest Tax Refunds into Their Children’s Education

DES MOINES - State Treasurer Roby Smith is encouraging Iowans to maximize their tax refunds with College Savings Iowa. “If you are receiving a tax refund this year, we have a great option to ensure you invest it wisely,” said Smith.…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on Government Realignment Bill Passing the Iowa Senate State Government Committee

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to her Government Realignment bill passing the Iowa Senate State Government Committee: “State government exists to serve Iowans, but an increasingly growing…

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Treasurer Smith Presents Des Moines Public Schools With a Check for Their Unclaimed Funds

DES MOINES - State Treasurer Roby Smith presented Des Moines Public Schools with a check for funds they claimed through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. “I am proud to reunite Des Moines Public Schools with their funds,” said Treasurer…

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GovernorReynolds Signs SF 181 Into Law

DES MOINES – On Feb 20th, Governor Reynolds signed SF 181 into law, a bill that clarifies the rollback calculation for residential and multi-residential property and delivers $127 million in property tax relief to Iowa…

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Governor Reynolds Signs SF 153 into Law

DES MOINES – On Feb 15th, Governor Reynolds signed SF 153, a bill that authorizes the DOT and local authorities to exempt overweight permits from load limits and move heavier loads to aid economic development in the state of Iowa, into…

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DCI Investigate and Arrest Kingsley Police Chief

Plymouth County, Iowa - On February 13, 2023, the Hinton Police Department requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate a potential criminal matter that involved Kingsley Police Chief, James Dunn. On February 15, 2023 James…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Bill Into Law

DES MOINES– Governor Reynolds signed HF 161 into law, a bill to create a cap on noneconomic damages in cases regarding medical malpractice. The legislation balances the needs of injured patients with the needs of all Iowans to have access to…

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Attorney General Bird Sues Biden EPA to Block Waters of the United States Rule

Des Moines-- On Feb 16th, Attorney General Bird helped lead a multistate lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its interpretation of “Waters of the United States.” The new rule modifies that definition to…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces Department of Education Leadership Transition

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds announced today that Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo is resigning. “I want to thank Dr. Lebo for her many contributions to my administration and the Department of Education over the last…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Bill Into Law

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds signed HF 161 into law, a bill to create a cap on noneconomic damages in cases regarding medical malpractice. The legislation balances the needs of injured patients with the needs of all Iowans to have access to…

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Seven DPS Staff Graduate From Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Demand

Des Moines, IA - The Iowa Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce the recent graduation of seven staff members from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. These members have successfully completed the 10-week…

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Governor Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education Launch DON’T QUIT!® Fitness Campaign in Iowa

DES MOINES– Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) and its chairman Jake Steinfeld to participate in the DON’T QUIT! campaign which…

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Trooper Ryan Devault Covering ISP Public Information Duties February 16th - 17th

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Alex Dinkla will be out of the office starting from, Thursday, February16th and returning Saturday, February 18th. Trooper Ryan DeVault will cover his responsibilities on…

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Governor Reynolds to Sign Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Bill

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds will sign HF 161 in the Governor’s Office at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 16. The event is open to credentialed members of the media. What: Governor Reynolds to sign Medical Malpractice Tort Reform When:…

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Governor Reynolds, IEDA Announce $2 Million in Manufacturing 4.0 Funding

DES MOINES – On Feb 15th, Governor, Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that Iowa will be investing an additional $2 million in the Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Program to enhance productivity,…

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Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Department of Education Launch DON'T QUIT!® Fitness Campaign in Iowa

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education are partnering with the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) and its chairman Jake Steinfeld to participate in the DON’T QUIT! campaign…

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IWD Receives National Award for Successful Reemployment Case Management Program

“2022 Full Employment Award” Honors Effectiveness of IWD Program to Help Jobless Reenter Workforce DES MOINES, IOWA – The American Institute for Full Employment (AIFE) this morning named Iowa Workforce Development as the…

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The 46th Iowa Governor's Conference on Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

The Governor’s Conference on Substance Abuse has a new name! Governor’s Conference on Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, also known as GCSU. We are proud to align our name with the work we do in prevention, treatment and…

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Governor Reynolds Statement Iowa Legislature Passing Medical Malpractice Reform

DES MOINES – On Feb 8th, Governor Reynolds issued the following statement after medical malpractice tort reform passed the Iowa legislature: “I’m grateful to the legislature for passing reasonable medical malpractice reform,…

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Attorney General Bird Sues ATF over Federal Law Requiring Registration of Guns with a Pistol Brace Attachment

DES MOINES– Attorney General Brenna Bird joined 24 other states in a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over a new federal rule requiring gun owners to register their firearms with attached pistol…

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Governor Reynolds Signs SF 192 into Law

DES MOINES – On Feb 7th, Governor Reynolds signed SF 192, a bill that increases per-student education funding by 3 percent, bringing general fund spending on K-12 education to $3.8 billion. “This results in a $1.19 billion increase in…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on Biden’s SOTU

DES MOINES –Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address and Governor Sarah Sanders’ GOP Response: “If you want something said, ask Washington. But…

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Administrative Rules - Available for Public Comment; Adopted and Filed

The Iowa Department of Revenue has submitted a new proposed rules to the Iowa Legislature, available for public comment through February 28, 2023. See notices below for details. Electronic Filing of Income Tax Returns — Electronic…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Director

DES MOINES –Governor Reynolds has appointed Sergeant Brady Carney of the Des Moines Police Department’s (DMPD) Investigations Division to lead the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. “Sergeant Carney’s years of experience in…

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Court Enters Consent Order for Marengo Explosion Cleanup

DES MOINES – On Feb 6th, the Iowa District Court for Iowa County granted the State of Iowa’s motion for a temporary injunction and issued a consent order requiring the cleanup of hazardous waste from the C6-Zero facility in Marengo. …

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Treasurer Smith Celebrates Six Years of IAble

DES MOINES - State Treasurer Roby Smith is celebrating IAble’s sixth anniversary by reminding Iowans of the Plan’s benefits. “IAble provides individuals with disabilities the tools to save money without limiting their access to…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Patrick McAvan as District Associate Judge

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds on Feb 3rd, announced her appointment of Patrick McAvan as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 8A. McAvan, of Fairfield, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Jefferson County…

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DCI Assists With Possible Shooting In Greene County

On February 4,h, 2023, at 9:52 pm the Greene County Communication Center received a 911 call in the 1000 block of Main Street East Grand Junction, IA. The caller reported they fell and hit their head against a door. When Grand Junction Rescue…

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Governor Reynolds Names New Adjutant General

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has selected Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Osborn as the 28th Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard. “General Osborn has been an invaluable member of the Iowa National Guard as our state has faced…

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources EcoNewsWire - February 2, 2023

Outdoor education workshops scheduled this spring and summer The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is sponsoring workshops for K–12 educators on Iowa’s outdoors this spring and summer. A Project WILD, Aquatic WILD and…

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Consumer Connection: Why You Need Flood Insurance

By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Iowa’s snowfall each year brings about the possibility of spring flooding. Damage caused by flooding is often a standard exclusion in home, renters, and property…

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Gov. Reynolds appoints Patrick McAvan as District Associate Judge

Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Patrick McAvan as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 8A. McAvan, of Fairfield, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney. He received his…

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Gov. Reynolds Names New Adjutant General

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has selected Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Osborn as the 28th Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard. “General Osborn has been an invaluable member of the Iowa National Guard as our state has faced natural…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on Gov. Sarah Sanders Giving the Official GOP Response to Biden’s SOTU Address

Des Moines –Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to Governor Sarah Sanders giving the Official GOP Response to President Biden’s State of the Union Address next week: “Gov. Sarah Sanders has been a…

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Iowa Communities Invited to Identify Areas of Need for Future Broadband Investment

DES MOINES– On Feb 2nd, Governor Reynolds and the Department of Management’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced the release of an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) for communities in need of future broadband investment. …

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Gov. Sarah Sanders Giving the Official GOP Response to Biden's SOTU Address

Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to Gov. Sarah Sanders giving the Official GOP Response to President Biden’s State of the Union Address next week: “Gov. Sarah Sanders has been a longtime friend and I am so…

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Iowa Communities Invited to Identify Areas of Need for Future Broadband Investment

Today, Governor Reynolds and the Department of Management’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced the release of an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) for communities in need of future broadband investment. The ITQ process…

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Governor Reynolds Joins 24 Governors in Joint Letter to Biden in Opposition of Revised WOTUS Definition

DES MOINES – On Jan 30th, Governor Reynolds and 24 other governors sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden voicing their opposition to a new rule regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the revised definition of “Water of the United…

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Statewide Traffic Enforcement - Super Bowl LVII

Des Moines, Iowa – To keep motorists safe during Super Bowl LVII, The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is teaming up with Iowa law enforcement to remind football enthusiasts, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. If you plan to drink…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Funding to Clear Veterans Trust Fund Backlog

Des Moines – Governor Reynolds has approved more than $440,000 to cover a backlog of Iowa Veterans Trust Fund (IVTF) grants that were approved by the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs between March 3, 2021, and November 3, 2022, before the…

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Attorney General Bird Leads Bipartisan Coalition of 7 States Urging Biden Administration to Follow the Law and Respond to Governors’ Demand for Year-Round E15 Ethanol

DES MOINES – On Jan 27th, Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird led a bipartisan coalition of seven Attorneys General urging the Biden Administration to follow the law and respond to the request of Governor Kim Reynolds and seven other Governors…

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources EcoNewsWire - January 26, 2023

Black Hawk County receives funding for dozens of signs promoting creeks, watersheds Black Hawk County will be implementing a few dozen new tools to promote conservation and awareness when staff install signs introducing Iowa’s creeks and…

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AG Brenna Bird Joins 25-State Lawsuit on New Biden Administration Rule Allowing Asset Managers to Direct Their Clients’ Retirement Money to ESG Investments

On Jan 26th, Attorney General Brenna Bird joined Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a 25-state coalition lawsuit over a U.S. Department of Labor rule which would affect the retirement accounts of hundreds of…

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Governor Reynolds Statement in Response to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten

Des Moines, IA – On Jan 27th, the American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten gave the following statement to Fox Business: “Parents and families, no matter where they live, want safe, well-funded public schools, not…

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Des Moines Man Charged with Theft and Insurance Fraud

Des Moines - Faid Ali, age 26, of Des Moines was charged with one count of 1st Degree Theft by Deception (Class C Felony) and one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony). The charges against Ali stem from an…

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Sheldon Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud

Des Moines - Meranda Miller, age 32, of Sheldon was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony). The charges against Miller stem from an investigation that began in November of 2022. According to a…

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Attorney General Bird’s Bill Increasing Penalties for Drug Dealers Causing Deaths Moves Through Subcommittees

DES MOINES — Subcommittees of the Iowa House and Senate both advanced a bill proposed by Attorney General Brenna Bird to increase the penalties on the distribution of drugs that lead to death. The bill creates a Class B felony, punishable…

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Iowa Attorney General Bird Announces Additional Staff Appointments

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has announced three new members to her team. Bird named Deputy Attorney General for Agency Counsel David Faith, Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Health and Human Services Section Ed…

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Nominations Sought for 2023 Governor's Award for Quality Care

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals is seeking nominations for the 2023 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. The Governor's Award recognizes Iowa health care facilities that offer unique or innovative…

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State Treasurer Roby Smith Announces National Unclaimed Property Day

DES MOINES - State Treasurer Roby Smith is starting the year with a celebration for National Unclaimed Property Day on February 1. “The goal of the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is to put money back into the hands of rightful owners,” said…

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Attorney General Bird Joins Lawsuit Against Biden Administration’s Illegal Parole Action

20 States Seek to Stop Entry of Hundreds of Thousands of Illegal Aliens Annually DES MOINES — Attorney General Bird joined a multistate lawsuit against the Biden Administration on Jan 24th, challenging the Department of Homeland…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Students First Act Into Law

DES MOINES -- Governor Reynolds signed HF 68 into law on Jan 24th, amid hundreds of supporters in the Iowa State Capitol. The Students First Act makes state education funding available for K-12 students who choose to attend private schools. …

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Iowa Department of Corrections News - Prison Inmate Thomas Knapp Dies

CORALVILLE – Thomas Jordan Knapp was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 10:36 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023 while in hospice at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center where he had been housed due to chronic illness. Knapp was 84…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on Shooting at Starts Right Here

DES MOINES – On Jan 23rd, Governor Reynolds released the following statement in response to the shooting at Starts Right Here: “I am shocked and saddened to hear about the shooting at Starts Right Here. I’ve seen first-hand how…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on the Students First Act Passing the Iowa House and Senate

DES MOINES – On Jan 24th, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Iowa House and Senate passing the Students First Act: “I am thrilled that both the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate have passed the…

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Governor Reynolds Open Letter to Iowans on School Choice

On Jan 20th, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following open letter to the state of Iowa: A strong education system is foundational to Iowa’s future, which is why school choice continues to be a priority of mine and of families across our…

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Gov. Reynolds Statement on Shooting at Starts Right Here

Gov. Reynolds Statement on Shooting at Starts Right Here Today Gov. Reynolds released the following statement in response to the shooting at Starts Right Here: “I am shocked and saddened to hear about the shooting at Starts Right Here.…

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Treasurer Smith’s Invest in Iowa Auction Deposits $72 Million in Iowa’s Financial Institutions

DES MOINES - State Treasurer Roby Smith announced that, as a result of his January 10th Invest in Iowa auction, $72 million will be deposited in 15 financial institutions across the state with Iowa earning an average rate of return of 4.77% on these…

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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.1 Percent in December, Capping Strong Year of Recovery

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s unemployment rate remained at 3.1 percent in December, down from 3.9 percent a year ago, while the U.S. unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in December. Iowa employers reported adding 2,400 jobs in December,…

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Governor Reynolds Announces New Staff to Administration

DES MOINES – On Jan 19th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced additional staff to join her current administration. Kollin Crompton will serve as Deputy Communications Director, following the departure of Alex Murphy who has served as…

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Gov. Reynolds Extends Harvest Proclamation

Gov. Reynolds Extends Harvest Proclamation Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed an extension of the proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer, and manure. The proclamation is effective immediately and…

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Governor Reynolds Statement on Iowa Senate Committee on Education and Iowa House Education Reform Committee Passing the Students First Act

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement on Jan 18th, in response to the Iowa Senate Committee on Education and Iowa House Education Reform Committee Passing the Students First Act: “This is just the…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces New Staff to Administration

Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced additional staff to join her current administration. Kollin Crompton will serve as Deputy Communications Director, following the departure of Alex Murphy who has served as Communications Director for Reynolds…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Funding for ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Project

DES MOINES -- On Jan 17th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced $40 million in funding to help complete Phase 2 of Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL). The Governor has also proposed in her budget an additional $20M…

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Governor Reynolds Swearing-In Speech

DES MOINES – On Jan 13th, Governor Reynolds delivered her 2023 Swearing-In Speech. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Lt. Governor, legislative leaders and members, justices and judges,…

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Iowa Communications Network Proclamation: 30 Years of Service

Des Moines -- Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring Friday, January 13, a celebration of 30 Years of Service for the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). The proclamation highlights the valuable and strong broadband services benefiting…

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Governor Reynolds gives remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony

Governor Reynolds gives remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony Madam President, Mr. Speaker, Lt. Governor, legislative leaders and members, justices and judges, distinguished guests, family, friends, my fellow Iowans: I’m so honored to be…

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Governor Reynolds Congratulates Former Governor Pete Ricketts on Appointment to U.S. Senate

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement on Jan 12th, in response to Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen appointing former Governor Pete Ricketts to the U.S. Senate: “As his neighboring Governor and friend, I saw…

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Governor Reynolds Announces $4 Million for the Rehabilitation of Housing in Burlington, Grinnell, Keokuk, Mason City and Washington

DES MOINES - Governor Reynolds on Jan 12th, announced a total of $4 million in grant awards to assist the communities of Burlington, Grinnell, Keokuk, Mason City and Washington in the rehabilitation of a total of 131 owner-occupied and rental homes…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Blake Norman as District Judge

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynolds on Jan 11th, announced her appointment of Blake Norman as a district judge in Judicial Election District 2A. Norman, of Garner, Iowa, currently serves as the Hancock County Attorney. Norman received…

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Iowa Department of Human Rights' Office on the Status of African-Americans to Host MLK Celebration

The Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Office on the Status of African Americans will host its 34th annual celebration honoring the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2023, at 10:45 a.m. The…

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Governor Reynolds Delivers 2023 Condition of the State

Des Moines, IA – On Jan 10th, Governor Reynolds delivered her 2023 Condition of the State Address. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Condition of the State Address Governor Kim Reynolds January 10, 2023 Madam…

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Attorney General Sues to Prevent Imminent Threat to Public Health and the Environment After C6-Zero Explosion

Seeking to enforce emergency order of the Iowa DNR DES MOINES — On Jan 11th, Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird filed suit on behalf of the State of Iowa against C6-Zero and its owner, Howard Brand, in Iowa County District Court, seeking…

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Governor Reynolds Expands Registered Apprenticeship Grants To Grow Health Careers

DES MOINES, IOWA – On Jan 10th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced during her Condition of the State address a new $15 million round of funding targeted at growing Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs across high-demand fields in health care.…

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Gov. Reynolds Appoints Blake Norman as District Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Blake Norman as District Judge Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Blake Norman as a district judge in Judicial Election District 2A. Norman, of Garner, Iowa, currently serves as the Hancock County…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Executive Order Directing Administrative Rulemaking Moratorium and Review

DES MOINES –– Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order Number 10 on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, putting a moratorium on administrative rulemaking and instituting a comprehensive review of all existing administrative rules. …

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Governor Reynolds to Deliver Condition of State

DES MOINES - Governor Kim Reynolds will deliver the 2023 Condition of the State Address on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m. Below is information for the media for the live pool feed and still photography pool. Iowa PBS will provide the live pool…

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Funding Opportunity for New Summer Youth Internship Grants to Open January 16

Grants support internships to help Iowa’s youth gain valuable work experience in high-demand careers DES MOINES, IA – Governor Reynolds on Jan 9th, announced a new round of funding that will soon be open to support Summer Youth…

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Governor Reynolds Awards Second Round of Child Care Business Incentive Grants

Grants will support child care slots and give employers greater flexibility to help their employees DES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds on Jan 9th, announced a second round of grant awards targeted at supporting child care slots…

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Gov. Reynolds to Deliver Condition of State

Gov. Reynolds to Deliver Condition of State Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver the 2023 Condition of the State Address on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m. Below is information for the media for the live pool feed and still photography pool. …

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Administrative Rules - Emergency Rulemaking - January 6, 2023

With recent public concerns shared with the Iowa Department of Revenue following the official public comment period and effective date of the new rule (701—216.3) implementing the taxable service of commercial recreation, the Department is…

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Governor Reynolds Issues Proclamation for Ease of Transportation of Fuel for Heating

DES MOINES -- On Jan 6th, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to ease restrictions on transportation of heating and motor fuels. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through 11:59 p.m. on February 5, 2023. The…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Proclamation For Ease Of Transportation Of Fuel For Heating

Gov. Reynolds Issues Proclamation For Ease Of Transportation Of Fuel For Heating Today, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to ease restrictions on transportation of heating and motor fuels. The proclamation is effective…

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Winter Terrace Hill Newsletter - January 2023

2023 Inaugural Open House at Terrace Hill Terrace Hill will host an open house as part of Governor Reynolds’ 2023 Inaugural activities on Friday, January 13 from 12:00-2:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Guests are invited…

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Governor Reynolds to Deliver Her Condition of the State Address

DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds will deliver her annual Condition of the State Address on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Iowa PBS will be providing a livestream online, and it can be watched on the Governor's YouTube and Facebook…

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Bird Joins Lawsuits To Defend Iowans’ Freedoms, Begins Audit Of Victim Services, And Recruits More Prosecutors

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird took immediate action on Jan 3rd, on her first day in office by joining lawsuits, making moves to hire new prosecutors, and launching a full audit of victim services. These actions have been taken…

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Miller Announces $5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs Over Advertising To Iowa Youth

E-cigarette maker will update advertising, retail practices DES MOINES – JUUL Labs Inc. has agreed to pay $5 million over four years and revamp its targeted advertising in Iowa under a settlement reached with Iowa Attorney General Tom…

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Governor Reynolds Issues Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Keep Title 42 in Place

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement on Dec 27th, in response to the SCOTUS decision to keep Title 42 in place: “I’m grateful that Title 42 remains in place to help deter illegal entry at the US southern…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Brandon Schrock as District Associate Judge

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds on Dec 27th, announced her appointment of Brandon Schrock as a district associate judge in Judicial District 6. Schrock, of North Liberty, currently serves as a staff attorney at the Linn County Advocate.…

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Governor Reynolds Issues Proclamation for Ease of Access to Fuel for Heating During Blizzard

DES MOINES -- On Dec 23rd, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to ease restrictions for transportation of and access to fuel used for heat during the extremely frigid temperatures during the blizzard. The proclamation is effective…

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Davis County Attorney's Ruling in Officer Involved Shooting

Blakesburg, Iowa - Please find attached, the legal opinion of Rick L. Lynch, Davis County Attorney, concerning the officer involved shooting in Davis County on December 7, 2022. Click Here for more information. ABOUT THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Harvest Proclamation Extension

DES MOINES – On Dec 21st, Governor Kim Reynolds signed an extension of the proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer, and manure. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through…

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Governor Reynolds Joins 24 Other Governors Urging Biden to End the Public Health Emergency

DES MOINES -- On Dec 19th, Governor Kim Reynolds joined 24 other governors sending a letter to President Biden urging him to put an end to the Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE). The PHE has been extended until January 2023, despite the President…

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Governor's Lifesaving Awards and Sullivan Brothers' Award of Valor Ceremony Postponed

DES MOINES, Iowa - The 2022 Governor's Lifesaving and Sullivan Brothers' Award Ceremony scheduled for Friday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m. has been POSTPONED due to inclement weather and road conditions. We will provide an updated press release…

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Miller Announces $44.4 Million Settlement with Medicaid Managed Care Company Centene

Insurer allegedly used subsidiary pharmacy benefits management company to overcharge Iowa Medicaid program DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a $44.4 million settlement with Centene Corp. over allegations the managed…

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Des Moines Psychic Agrees To Stop Claiming Services ‘Heal,’ ‘Treat’ Physical And Mental Illnesses

Medium claimed to offer ‘distance healing work' over video meetings DES MOINES — A Des Moines woman has agreed to cease advertising her psychic medium services as being able to heal, cure, treat, prevent, or mitigate clients’…

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Governor Reynolds Issues Directive to Ban Access to Tiktok on State of Iowa Devices

Des Moines – On Dec 13th, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a directive to the Iowa Department of Management’s Office of the Chief Information Officer to ban TikTok on all state-owned devices and prohibit state agencies from subscribing to or…

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Governor Reynolds to hold Public Budget Hearing on December 15, 2022

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds will be holding a public budget hearing this Thursday, December 15th, at 3:00 p.m. This meeting will serve as the annual open forum on the state budget and Iowans will have the opportunity to participate…

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 Governor Reynolds Issues a Statement on December REC Projections

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement on Dec 14th, in response to the December REC projections: “December’s REC projections confirm that we are achieving our goal of correcting the state’s…

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Governor Reynolds issues Statement in Response to Court Ruling on the Fetal Heartbeat Law

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement on Dec 12th, in response to the district court ruling on the Fetal Heartbeat Law: “I’m very disappointed in the ruling filed on Dec 12th by the district court, but…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Officer Named In Davis County Officer-Involved Shooting

Blakesburg, IA - On December 7, 2022, Wapello County law enforcement officers attempted to apprehend Charles Hall, 35, of Ottumwa on an arrest warrant for robbery. Hall fled from officers on multiple occasions and across multiple jurisdictions. …

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Directive To Ban Access To Tiktok On State Of Iowa Devices

Gov. Reynolds Issues Directive To Ban Access To Tiktok On State Of Iowa Devices Today, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a directive to the Iowa Department of Management’s Office of the Chief Information Officer to ban TikTok on all state-owned…

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Miller Secures $70.3 Million in Opioid Funds from CVS and Walgreens

Brings total recoveries from drug industry to more than $50 billion nationally DES MOINES - Attorney General Tom Miller and other AGs have finalized agreements with CVS and Walgreens over their role in the opioids crisis, which will provide Iowa…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - No Evidence Found In Fremont County Excavation

Fremont County, IA - Over the past three days, state, local, and federal law enforcement assisted with an investigation in Fremont County. Authorities brought in an array of experts representing several disciplines and significant assets to…

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Award Created in AG Miller’s Honor

Miller-Wasden Unity Award will recognize bipartisanship, civility WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Attorneys General has created an award named for Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to honor AGs who exemplify his service…

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Numerous Agencies Respond To Body Found Near Burnt Vehicle

Decatur County, IA - On November 26, 2022, Decatur County deputies were dispatched to 20210-272nd Avenue east of Leon on the report of a deceased male. Responding deputies found 69-year-old Michael Moulds of Corydon deceased in a field beside his…

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Subject and Officer Names Released in Mt Pleasant Officer Involved Shooting-Mt Pleasant, IA

MT PLEASANT, IA – The individual involved in the December 3, 2022 Officer Involved Shooting has been identified as Samantha Shumaker, (33). Officers of the Mt Pleasant Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office were…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - DCI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Blakesburg, IA - On December 7th, 2022 the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was called to an officer involved shooting near rural Blakesburg. The incident occurred at the conclusion of a pursuit of an armed robbery suspect. The suspect is…

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources EcoNewsWire - December 8, 2022

Black Hawk Lake restoration efforts receive national recognition DES MOINES – Project partners behind a major restoration effort to improve water quality in Black Hawk Lake, located in Sac County, received national recognition for their…

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Iowans Should Never Provide Their EBT Card Number or PIN to Others

Des Moines - The Iowa Attorney General’s office and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services warn Iowans to be on the lookout for spam text messages regarding EBT cards. EBT cards are used to distribute government benefits like…

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Governor Reynolds Issues A Statement In Response To Congress Introducing Text In NDAA To Repeal Military Vaccine Mandate

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement on Dec 7, 2022: “Americans have paid a high price for the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate on the military, which has severely impacted recruitment and resulted…

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Terrace Hill Newsletter - December 2022

Don't Miss Out on Christmas at Terrace Hill Governor Kim Reynolds and First Gentleman Kevin Reynolds are both looking forward to opening their home for Christmas at Terrace Hill on Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Kids and the…

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Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags at Half-staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 

Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags at Half-staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Gov. Kim Reynolds orders all flags in Iowa to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on?Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. …

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Treasurer Fitzgerald Reminds Iowans of $5,290 College Savings Iowa Year-End Giveaway

Des Moines, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is reminding Iowans about College Savings Iowa’s Year-End Giveaway. “This holiday season, unwrap your child’s future by entering to win a $5,290 College Savings Iowa…

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Governor Reynolds Announces New Entry-Level CDL Training Program

DES MOINES, IA – On Dec 5th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the newly created Iowa Entry-Level Driver Training Program to provide more opportunities for interested truck drivers to obtain their commercial driver's license (CDL) in Iowa. …

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Elizabeth Batey as District Associate Judge

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds on Dec 2nd, announced her appointment of Elizabeth Batey as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 2A. Batey, of Greene, Iowa, currently serves as a magistrate for Butler County and…

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Governor Reynolds Announces $13.97M in Sixth Round of Destination Iowa Funding for Quality of Life and Tourism

DES MOINES --?On Dec 2nd, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced?$13.97?million in grant funding?for the following?two?projects through Destination Iowa. The $100 million program, announced in April,…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Nearly $20M to Advance Homeownership Opportunities for Iowans

DES MOINES - Governor Reynolds on Dec 1st, announced a total of nearly $20 million in investments to advance homeownership opportunities for more than 90 families through the development and rehabilitation of single-family homes and down payment…

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Miller Announces Multistate Settlement with Carmax Over the Disclosure of Safety Recalls

CarMax must provide information on unrepaired recalls before finalizing purchases DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller announced a $1 million multistate settlement with CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc., and 35 attorneys general that will…

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Governor Reynolds Applauds Introduction of Federal Legislation for Permanent, Nationwide E15

Des Moines, IA – On Nov 30th, Senators Ernst and Grassley, along with Senators Fischer, Thune, Marshall, Moran, Cramer, and Sasse introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act that would extend the 1-psi summertime Reid Vapor Pressure…

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Governor Reynolds Joins 20 Governors Asking for Repeal of Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for U.S. Armed Forces

DES MOINES -- On Nov 30th, Governor Kim Reynolds joined governors from 20 other states across America sending a letter to Congressional Leadership requesting immediate action to repeal the Biden Administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Kathryn Austin as District Associate Judge

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds on Nov 30th, announced her appointment of Kathryn Austin as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 2B. Austin, of Eldora, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant County Attorney in Marshall…

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DCI Assisting Carroll Police with Shooting Investigation

Carroll, IA - On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at approximately 12:55 a.m., the Carroll Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting located at the Fairview Village Apartments in Carroll. Upon arrival, officers located a male…

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources Outdoors News - November 29, 2022

Last minute reminders for shotgun deer seasons Make sure to have a valid hunting license and habitat fee, and deer tag for the correct season. Make sure blaze orange still fits and that the orange hasn’t faded to the point of being…

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Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin

Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset today, in honor and remembrance of U.S. Representative Donald…

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Gov. Reynolds Appoints Charles Sinnard as District Judge

Gov. Reynolds Appoints Charles Sinnard as District Judge Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Charles Sinnard as a district judge in Judicial Election District 5A. Sinnard, of Urbandale, Iowa, currently serves as the Dallas…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Charles Sinnard as District Judge

Des Moines, IA -- Governor Kim Reynolds on Nov 23rd, announced her appointment of Charles Sinnard as a district judge in Judicial Election District 5A. Sinnard, of Urbandale, Iowa, currently serves as the Dallas County Attorney and previously…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Katie Ranes as District Associate Probate Judge

Des Moines, IA -- Governor Kim Reynolds on Nov 23rd, announced her appointment of Katie Ranes as a district associate probate judge in Judicial Election District 5C. Ranes, of Waukee, Iowa, currently serves as a magistrate in Judicial Election…

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources Outdoors News - November 22, 2022

Revive the Thanksgiving pheasant hunting tradition this year Iowa’s 2022 pheasant season has produced some of the best hunting in the past decade and peak hunting may be just starting. “The formula has come together for good hunting…

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Public Invited to Christmas at Terrace Hill on Dec. 18

Governor Kim Reynolds and First Gentleman Kevin Reynolds cordially invite families to attend this year’s Christmas at Terrace Hill, a festive and fun holiday experience at the Iowa Governor’s Residence and National Historic Landmark. The…

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Miller Reaches $42.6 Million Agreement with Teva, Allergan

Opioid makers agree to restrictions on sales, marketing DES MOINES – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has reached a final agreement with opioid makers Teva Pharmaceuticals and Allergan that would provide $42.6 million to the state of Iowa…

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Gov. Reynolds Appoints Katie Ranes as District Associate Probate Judge

Gov. Reynolds Appoints Katie Ranes as District Associate Probate Judge Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Katie Ranes as a district associate probate judge in Judicial Election District 5C. Ranes, of Waukee, Iowa, currently…

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Governor Reynolds Names Jacob Nicholson as New Chief Operating Officer

Des Moines, IA – On Nov 21st, Governor Reynolds announced Jacob Nicholson will serve as her new Chief Operating Officer, effective December 1. Jacob has worked for the State of Iowa's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management…

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Harvest Proclamation Extension

Gov. Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation Extension Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed an extension of the proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer, and manure. The proclamation is effective…

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Gov. Reynolds Names Jacob Nicholson as New Chief Operating Officer

Gov. Reynolds Names Jacob Nicholson as New Chief Operating Officer Today, Gov. Reynolds announced Jacob Nicholson will serve as her new Chief Operating Officer, effective December 1. Jacob has worked for the State of Iowa's Department of…

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Taylor County Man Pays $23,000 for Manure, Water Pollution Violations

Lawsuit alleged manure from hog operations in Taylor and Ringgold counties polluted nearby waterway DES MOINES – A Taylor County man has agreed to pay $23,000 in penalties and build a manure structure, through a settlement with Attorney…

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Treasurer Fitzgerald Celebrates Working Individuals with Disabilities - November 16, 2022

Des Moines, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is recognized on December 3, 2022. “This year’s theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities is…

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Iowa Medicaid Receives National Recognition

Washington, D.C. -- The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), a bipartisan, nonprofit, professional organization that represents leaders of state Medicaid agencies across the country and the nation’s territories, recognizes the…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Taryn Frideres as Chief of Staff; Sara Craig Gongol Departing the Role for Another Opportunity

Des Moines – On Nov 15th, Governor Reynolds announced that chief of staff Sara Craig Gongol is departing her role for another opportunity and that Taryn Frideres, currently the chief operating officer, will become chief of staff effective…

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Miller Announces Historic $391.5 Million Multistate Google Settlement Over Location Tracking Practices

Iowa to receive $6.17 million; Google must improve transparency on tracking services DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Nov 14th, that Iowa, along with 39 other attorneys general, has reached a $391.5 million multistate…

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Iowa Dot and Iowa State Patrol Talk About Crash Response for National Crash Responder Safety Week

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you are involved in a traffic crash, you’ll likely be relying on a variety of trained professionals to make sure you and everyone else at the scene are as safe as possible. These roadside heroes include our own…

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Officer’s Names Released in Davenport Officer Involved Shooting

Davenport, Iowa - The names of the Officers/Troopers involved in the October 30, 2022 Officer Involved Shooting are being released. All six (6) have cooperated and have been interviewed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. (DCI). They…

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Treasurer Fitzgerald Announces College Savings Iowa’s Year-End Giveaway

Des Moines, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announces College Savings Iowa is giving away a $5,290 account contribution to spread joy this holiday season. “Parents often exclaim, ‘No more toys, please!’ when it…

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Windsor Jones Alleged Wine Investment Scheme Ordered to Cease and Desist and Potentially Pay Nearly $2.4 Million in Restitution and Fines

Des Moines – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen issued a Cease and Desist Order against Windsor Jones, LLC as well as Anthony Collins, Elizabeth Parker and Mark Goodwin based on the Division’s allegations the promoters engaged in…

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Miller, AGs Reach Agreements in Principle With CVS, Walgreens Over Opioid Claims

Settlements would be the first with retail pharmacy chains DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and a bipartisan group of attorneys general have reached a settlement in principle with CVS and Walgreens, which would provide $10.7…

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Governor Reynolds Appeals Court Decision On School Masking

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds on Nov 2nd, announced she has appealed a district court ruling issued on Nov 1st, that allows school districts to impose universal mask mandates, despite a state law passed and signed into law in May 2021. …

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Eight Arrests Following Operation Targeting Internet Crimes Against Juveniles

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Internet Crimes Against Child (ICAC) Task Force executed a three-day operation in the Des Moines Metro. This operation targeted individuals seeking underage juveniles for sexual activity. A total of eight (8) arrests…

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Treasurer Fitzgerald Honors Military Heroes

Des Moines, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is recognizing Veteran’s Day by spreading the word about lost and forgotten war memorabilia turned over to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. “Safe deposit boxes are often used to…

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Miller Files Enforcement Actions Against Two Alleged Illegal Robocallers

National Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force seeks answers DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller on Nov 1st, announced the national Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force is enforcing investigations into two voice service providers over…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Harvest Proclamation Extension, Addresses Potential Fuel Issues In The State Of Iowa

DES MOINES – On Oct 28th, Governor Kim Reynolds signed proclamations relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer, manure, and motor fuels. The Harvest Proclamation is effective immediately and continues through…

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High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project to Begin

DES MOINES, Iowa – In 2021,72% of fatal crashes in Iowa occurred on secondary rural roads. Approximately 79% of Iowa’s total roadways are considered secondary in nature. Due to these alarming statistics rural safety has become a major…

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Miller Congratulates Buller on Appointment to Court of Appeals

DES MOINES -- Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement on Gov. Kim Reynolds’ appointment of Assistant Attorney General Tyler Buller as a judge on the Iowa Court of Appeals: “Congratulations to Tyler Buller. Tyler is…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Appointment of Todd Jacobus to lead Department of Veterans Affairs, Iowa Veterans Home

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynolds on Oct 25th, announced the appointment of Todd Jacobus as the Executive Director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and Commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home. "Commandant Jacobus brings tremendous…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Tyler Buller to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES? -- ?Gov. Kim Reynolds on Oct 26th, announced her appointment of Tyler Buller as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Buller, of Johnston, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General in the Iowa Department of Justice.…

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Governor Reynolds Issues a Statement in Response to the NAEP 2022 Math and Reading Assessment Scores

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement on Oct 24th, in response to the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics and Reading Assessments of Grades 4 and 8: “Iowa was the first state in…

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Gov. Reynolds Announces Appointment Of Todd Jacobus To Lead Department Of Veterans Affairs, Iowa Veterans Home

Gov. Reynolds Announces Appointment Of Todd Jacobus To Lead Department Of Veterans Affairs, Iowa Veterans Home Governor Kim Reynolds today announced the appointment of Todd Jacobus as the Executive Director of the Iowa Department of Veterans…

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Gov. Reynolds Issues A Statement In Response To The NAEP 2022 Math and Reading Assessment Scores

Gov. Reynolds Issues A Statement In Response To The NAEP 2022 Math and Reading Assessment Scores Gov. Reynolds released the following statement today in response to the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics and…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News: DCI Assisting Norwalk Police With Death Investigation

Norwalk, lowa - Update: The Norwalk Police Department, in conjunction with the Division of Criminal Investigations, have charged Antonio Lavell Lewis, 38, with Murder in the 1st Degree, in relation to the death of Karisa Shendelman. On September…

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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly, Labor Force Participation Holds Steady in September

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 2.7 percent in September, while overall labor force participation held steady at 67.7 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in September, but the…

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Jackson County Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder

MAQUOKETA, Iowa - Christopher Eugene Prichard, age 56, of Bellevue, Iowa, has been charged with First Degree Murder for the October 8, 2022, shooting death of Angela Prichard. On October 8, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911…

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Governor Reynolds Released the Following Statement Following the REC October Meeting

DES MOINES -- Governor Reynolds released the following statement following the October meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference. “As Washington’s inflationary, tax-and-spend policies weigh down the national economy, Iowa is…

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Iowa

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring October is Cybersecurity Awareness month. The proclamation seeks to increase awareness of good cyber hygiene practices among all Iowans. Since 2004 Cybersecurity Awareness Month has…

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Trooper Ryan Devault Covering ISP Public Information Duties October 13-16, 2022

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Alex Dinkla will be out of the office starting from, Thursday, October 13th and returning Sunday, October 16th. Trooper Ryan DeVault will cover his responsibilities during…

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Governor Reynolds Named Most Fiscally Responsible Governor in the Nation by Cato Institute

DES MOINES -- Today, Cato Institute, a nonpartisan association, named Governor Kim Reynolds the top governor in the nation for fiscal responsibility in the 2022 Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors. “Iowa prides itself on…

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Iowa Department of Corrections News - Prison Inmate Keith VanDusseldorp Dies

IOWA CITY – Keith Randall VanDusseldorp was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 2:12 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. VanDusseldorp was 65 years old at the time of his death. …

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Governor Reynolds Announces $14.1M In Fifth Round of Destination Iowa Funding for Quality of Life and Tourism

DES MOINES --?On Oct 7th, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced?$14.1 million in grant funding?for the following four projects through Destination Iowa. The $100 million program, announced in April,…

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Governor Reynolds Announces More Than $450K in Empower Rural Iowa Grants to Advance Innovative Rural Development Initiatives

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced on Oct 6th, that a total of more than $450,000 in grants have been awarded through six Empower Rural Iowa Grant Programs. The grant awards will support…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Col. Mark Muckey as Dep. Adj. Gen. of Iowa Air National Guard

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynolds announced on Oct 6th, the appointment of Colonel Mark A. Muckey as Deputy Adjutant General for the Iowa Air National Guard. Muckey, a Sioux City native, was selected by Governor Reynolds for his outstanding…

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Treasurer Fitzgerald Celebrates Working Individuals with Disabilities

Des Moines, Iowa – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and to State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, this means celebrating the contributions of working individuals with a disability and their employers. “I…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Grant Program To Reduce Language Barriers In Workforce

DES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds on Oct 5th, announced a new grant opportunity intended to reduce language barriers in the workforce. The Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program will help employers provide sustained programs for…

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Miller Reminds Iowa Veterans of Rights to Time Off on Veterans Day

Veterans must make request for time off one month before the holiday DES MOINES - As we prepare to recognize the men and women who have served our country this Veterans Day, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller reminds veterans of their right to…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Jessica Noll as District Associate Judge

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynolds on Oct 4th, announced her appointment of Jessica Noll as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 3B. Noll, of Akron, Iowa, currently serves as a magistrate in Woodbury County and practices…

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Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday,…

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Iowa Utilities Board Newsletter - October 2022

Mission: The Iowa Utilities Board regulates utilities to ensure that reasonably priced, reliable, environmentally responsible, and safe utility services are available to all Iowans. Vision: The Iowa Utilities Board is valued as the regulatory…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Harvest Proclamation

DES MOINES – On Sep 30th, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer and manure. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through October 30, 2022. The…

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The Bridges at Ankeny Wins 2022 Governor's Award for Quality Care

DES MOINES - On Sep 30th, officials from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) presented the second of two 2022 Governor's Awards for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. "I want to commend The Bridges at Ankeny for going…

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Miller Joins Lawsuit Against Pesticide Makers For Anticompetitive Practices

‘Loyalty programs’ reduce competition, increase prices for farmers, FTC and AGs allege Des Moines -- Attorney General Tom Miller has joined a bipartisan group of 10 states and the Federal Trade Commission in filing a lawsuit against…

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Governor Reynolds Joins Five States In Lawsuit Challenging Biden’s Authority To Cancel Student Loan Debt

DES MOINES -- On Sep 29th, Governor Kim Reynolds and five other states filed a challenge to the Biden Administration’s mass debt cancellation in federal court in Missouri. On Sep 29th’s challenge asks the Court for an immediate temporary…

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources Outdoors News - September 27, 2022

Iowa’s archery deer hunting season begins Oct. 1 An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1. With some careful planning and scouting, hunters…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Erik Howe as District Associate Judge

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds on Sep 27th, announced her appointment of Erik Howe as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 5C. Howe, of Polk City, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Polk County…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Iowa Budget Surplus of $1.91B, Significant Drop in Top Corporate Tax Rate

DES MOINES -- On Sep 27th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2022 with a balance of $1.91 billion in the General Fund, $830 million in reserve funds and $1.06 billion in the Taxpayer Relief Fund. "Time and…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Press Conference for Week-Long Speed Project

Dubuque, Iowa - On September 27, 2022 at 1100 A.M., the Iowa State Patrol will join the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Dubuque Police Department, and the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau in a Press Conference. The press conference…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Special Guest Wesley Hunt for Harvest Festival

DES MOINES - Governor Kim Reynolds has announced former U.S. Army Officer and Texas Congressional Candidate, Wesley Hunt as her special guest speaker for her 5th Annual Harvest Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, October 1st. …

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Taiwanese Delegation Signs Agreements to Purchase U.S. Corn and Soybeans Valued at More Than $2.6B

DES MOINES -- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) on Sep 20th, hosted members of the Taiwan Agricultural Trade…

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State of Iowa Covid-19 Therapeutics Brief for September 21, 2022

Iowa Healthcare Partners, On Sep 21st's COVID-19 Therapeutics Brief (9.21.22) includes detailed information on the following highlights. Expiration Dating Extension Reminder Bebtelovimab News Information for Iowa-Licensed Pharmacists…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - DCI Assists Worth County in Death Investigation

Worth County, Iowa - On 9/16/2022, a female body was found in the Shell Rock River near 390th St and Raven Ave. The body recovered was identified as Melissa Jo Olson, age 45, of Northwood. The incident is being investigated by the Worth County…

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Governor Reynolds Announces $12.9M in Fourth Round of Destination Iowa Funding for Quality of Life and Tourism

DES MOINES -- On Sep 16th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced $12.9 million in grant funding for the following three projects through Destination Iowa. The $100 million program, announced in April, invests in transformational attractions that will…

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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly from 2.5 to 2.6 Percent in August, While U.S. Rate Jumped to 3.7

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s unemployment rate increased slightly in August by a tenth-of-a-percent, despite strong hiring that brought the state to within 5,500 jobs of its March 2020 pre-pandemic employment level. The U.S. unemployment…

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Governor Reynolds Announces $40 Million for Nonprofit Projects Helping Iowans in Need

DES MOINES – On Sep 14th, Governor Reynolds announced $40 million in grant funding for 24 projects through the Nonprofit Innovation Fund. The program, announced as a $20 million grant program in May, doubles the original investment in…

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Governor Reynolds awards $26.6M in Child Care Business Incentive Grants

DES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds on Sep 13th, awarded $26.6 million in grant funding to 23 projects intended to help businesses jumpstart new child care opportunities and make it easier for Iowans to find child care options through…

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Governor Reynolds, 21 Governors Send Letter To President Opposing Student Loan Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

DES MOINES – On Sep 12th, Governor Kim Reynolds, along with 21 other Governors, sent a letter to President Biden vehemently opposing his plan to forgive federal student loans for millions of Americans. “We support making higher…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Fraud Investigation Arrest

DES MOINES, Iowa – Following an investigation, on September 7, 2022, Chad Ryan Koch, age 42, of Indianola, Iowa, was arrested and charged with two (2) counts of Theft 1st Degree and two (2) counts of Fraudulent Practices in Polk County. All…

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Governor Reynolds Issues a Statement on the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement on Sep 8th, in response to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: “On Sep 8th, we recognize the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. She was a remarkable and steadfast woman who…

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Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags at Half-Staff For Patriot Day

Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags at Half-Staff For Patriot Day Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to remain lowered to half-staff on Sunday, September 11, 2022, in honor of Patriot Day and in memory of those who lost their lives in the…

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Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags At Half-Staff In Honor And Remembrance Of The Death Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Gov. Reynolds Orders Flags At Half-Staff In Honor And Remembrance Of The Death Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff immediately through interment of Her Majesty the Queen. As…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Appointments to Iowa’s Boards and Commissions

DES MOINES – On Sep 2nd, Governor Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are not subject to Senate confirmation: District 2B Judicial Nomination Commission? Mary…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Harvest Proclamation

DES MOINES – On Sep 1st, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of agricultural commodities on state highways during the fall harvest. The proclamation is effective immediately and…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Former Clarksville Police Officer Arrested

Butler County, Iowa - On March 4, 2022, a minor under the age of 18 reported to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office that Clarksville police officer Mike Tobin had showed the minor sexually explicit images and videos that were evidence in a…

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Judge: Scott County Men Must Pay $90,000, Dispose of 2,000 Lires

Site must be cleaned up in 60 days DES MOINES – A judge has ordered two Scott County men to pay $90,000 in penalties and to clean up an estimated 2,000 tires at a residential property in Davenport. Timothy James Peters and David…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Labor Day Crushing Results

Des Moines, Iowa - Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and we celebrate with barbecues and road trips. One of the deadliest and most often committed – yet preventable – crimes (impaired driving), has become a serious safety…

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Newton Village Wins 2022 Governor's Award for Quality Care

DES MOINES - On Tuesday, officials from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) presented the first of two 2022 Governor's Awards for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. Newton Village is located at 114 North Fifth Avenue West…

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IWD Receives $2.9M Federal Grant to Enhance Key Unemployment Services

Grant will help enhance phone software, appeals process, employee training and more DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Workforce Development has been awarded $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to make targeted improvements to several…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News: Officer Involved Shooting - Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - On August 30, 2022, at approximately 12:55 AM, Officers of the Cedar Rapids Police Department were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at the Inn Circle located at 5560 6th Street S.W. Two Officers encountered a male subject…

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Governor Reynolds Recognizes Iowa’s Drinking Water And Wastewater Treatment Professionals

DES MOINES - Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 21-27 as Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Professionals of Iowa Week. The Governor urges Iowans to recognize the valuable role clean water plays in the lives of…

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Governor Reynolds, IWD Announce Lowest Unemployment Insurance Rates for Employers in Over Two Decades

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Workforce Development announced on Aug 24th, the schedule of unemployment insurance rates used to tax Iowa employers will drop to its lowest level in 24 years – the lowest rates currently…

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Treasurer Fitzgerald Successfully Reunites 2,000+ Iowans with their Treasure at the State Fair

Des Moines, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald reports a successful turnout for his Great Iowa Treasure Hunt booth at the Iowa State Fair. “We had over 2,000 claims filed at the State Fair and more than $380,000 was…

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Miller, AGs Reach $450 Million Agreement with Opioid Maker Endo

Proposed settlement would ban promotion of opioids DES MOINES – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has reached an agreement in principle with Endo International plc and its lenders that would provide up to $450 million to participating…

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Governor Reynolds Files Motion to Challenge Injunction on Fetal Heartbeat Bill

Des Moines – On Aug 11th, Governor Kim Reynolds, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom and Iowa attorney Alan Ostergren, has filed a motion requesting the district court to lift the injunction of Iowa’s fetal heartbeat bill. …

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IUB Joins Governor Reynolds-Excavation Industry Stakeholders in Recognition of 811 Day in Iowa

Governor Kim Reynolds signs 811 Day proclamation at State Fair Des Moines – Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Aug 11th, at the Iowa State Fair recognizing National 811 Day in Iowa. The proclamation supports safe digging and…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Meet DPS at the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa - The 2022 Iowa State Fair opens today, and the Iowa Department of Public Safety continues its blue-ribbon tradition of public safety and education to protect Iowans everyday with traffic safety, fire and drug prevention, and…

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Governor Reynolds, IEDA Announce $16M in Third Round of Destination Iowa Funding for Quality of Life and Tourism

DES MOINES – On Aug 9th, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced $16 million in grant funding for the following three projects through Destination Iowa. The $100 million program, announced in April,…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Officers Names Released in July 30th Officer-Involved Shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa: On August 4, 2022 the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation conducted interviews of the two officers involved in the July 30, 2022 shooting of Brandon Lee Nelson. The Officers are: - Officer Matthew Jenatscheck, a…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Two Individuals Arrested for Jodie Bevans’ Death

PALO, Iowa: On the evening of August 3, 2022, Deputies of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Agents of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation arrested thirty-four year old Samantha Faith Bevans of Palo, Iowa for the death of Jodie…

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Attorney General Miller Urges Federal Trade Commission To Address Deceptive ‘Dark Patterns' In Digital Advertising

Updated guidance would provide added protections to consumers DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller on Aug 3rd, called on the Federal Trade Commission to strengthen and update its guidance on digital advertising disclosures.…

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Governor Reynolds Announces New Statewide Broadband Map, Requests Public Input

DES MOINES – On Aug 2nd, Governor Reynolds and the Department of Management Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced the release of a new broadband map of Iowa, reporting the conditions of broadband availability in accordance…

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Gov. Reynolds orders Flags at half-staff in Honor of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Governor Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff immediately until midnight on August 4, 2022 in honor and remembrance of U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana. Representative Walorski died in a car accident…

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Governor Reynolds announces new statewide broadband map, requests public input

Governor Reynolds announces new statewide broadband map, requests public input Today, Governor Reynolds and the Department of Management Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) announced the release of a new broadband map of Iowa,…

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Governor Reynolds And Iowa Department Of Cultural Affairs Announce $2.3 Million In Grant Awards

Grants support creative placemaking in Iowa communities DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announced more than $2.3 million in grants have been awarded to 191 Iowa organizations and individuals…

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Miller Reaches $2.37 Billion Agreement With Former Opioid Maker Allergan

Announcement comes after Teva agreement DES MOINES – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and a bipartisan group of AGs announced an agreement in principle to address the opioid crisis for the second time this week. The proposed settlement on…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Appointments To Iowa’s Boards & Commissions

DES MOINES – On July 27th, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Bioscience Development Board Rebecca Fusselman, Story …

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What is Unclaimed Property? Ask Treasurer Fitzgerald!

Des Moines, Iowa – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald is reminding Iowans they may have cash to claim in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. “I know it can sound too good to be true,” said Fitzgerald. “But we are holding $454…

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Administrative Rules - Available for Public Comment - July 27, 2022

The Iowa Department of Revenue has submitted a new proposed rule to the Iowa Legislature, available for public comment through August 16, 2022. See individual notice below for details. Application of Two-Tier Assessment Limitation This…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints David May to the Supreme Court

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynolds on July 27th, announced her appointment of David May as a justice of the Iowa Supreme Court at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. May, of Polk City, received his law degree from Drake University…

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Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for five counties

Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Allamakee, Clayton, Harrison, Shelby, and Winneshiek counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to, and recover…

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Lt. Governor Adam Gregg named Chair-Elect of National Lieutenant Governors Association

DES MOINES – Lt. Governor Adam Gregg of Iowa became Chair-Elect of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) at the organization’s annual meeting on July 25, 2022. Lt. Governor Gregg will serve one year in the position of…

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Governor Reynolds Issues a Statement in Response to Shooting at Maquoketa Caves State Park

DES MOINES -- Governor Reynolds released the following statement on July 22nd, in response to : “I’m horrified by the shooting this morning at Maquoketa Caves State Park and devastated by the loss of three innocent lives. As we grieve…

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Governor Reynolds, IEDA Announce $4.65M in Second Round of Destination Iowa Funding for Quality of Life Tourism

Des Moines – On July 21st, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced?$4.65 million in grant funding?for the following three projects through Destination Iowa. The $100 million program, announced in…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Arrest Made in July 20, 2022 Clinton Shooting

Clinton, IOWA - Special Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and Officers of the Clinton Police Department conducted a preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Zachary Tyler McDivitt (35)…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Know Before You Go (Iowa Speedway)

Des Moines, Iowa - We’re excited for you to attend the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend at Iowa Speedway in Newton, July 22-24, 2022, and we want you to get there safely. We hope the information contained in this message will help you be prepared…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - DCI Assisting Clinton Police With Death Investigation

Clinton, Iowa - This is not a release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being shared on behalf of the Clinton Police Department as a result of the Department of Criminal Investigation's assistance with a death…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Benton County Suspicious Death Investigation

Palo, IOWA: On Friday, July 15, 2022, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check at the Jodie Bevans residence, 3397 64th Street Palo, IA. Upon arrival, law enforcement officials located Bevans (58) inside her residence,…

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Governor Reynolds and Officials Warn Iowans of Dangerous Fentanyl and Fake Pills

DES MOINES -- On July 12th, Governor Kim Reynolds joined with state health and safety officials to warn Iowans about the growing threat of illicit fentanyl and counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl are…

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Robert Tiefenthaler as District Court Judge

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynolds on July 6th, announced her appointment of Robert Tiefenthaler as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3B. Tiefenthaler, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, currently practices law as a sole…

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Ringgold County Woman Charged with Fraudulent Practices

Des Moines - Lesa Ann Darrah, age 44, of Redding was charged with one count of Fraudulent Practices (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charge against Darrah stems from an…

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Governor Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Four Counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Emmet, Hancock, O'Brien, and Winnebago counties in response to severe weather on July 5. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to, and…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - DCI Assisting With Monroe County Death Investigation

LOVILIA, Iowa - On July 3, 2022, deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation began an investigation into a body found in rural Monroe County. The body has been identified as…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - DCI and Coralville Police Department Investigate Gunshot Death of Three-Year-Old Child

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Iowa Department of Natural Resources EcoNewsWire - June 30, 2022

Four safety tips to enjoy fireworks, protect sensitive people Note: This is a joint press release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the State Fire Marshal’s office As much as we…

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Iowa Department of Corrections News - Prison Inmate Elvin Gilroy Dies

FORT MADISON – Elvin Gilroy was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2022 while in hospice at the Iowa State Penitentiary where he had been housed due to chronic illness. Gilroy was 82 years old at the time of…

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IDR Updates Third Party Access Forms and Procedures

Following Governor Reynolds’s signature of House File 2552, the Department has updated its guidance online regarding Confidentiality, Disclosure, and Authorized Representation. These updated requirements include the removal of additional…

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Governor Reynolds and Legislative Leaders Announce Legal Action to Protect Life

Des Moines – On June 28th, Governor Reynolds and legislative leaders announced two legal actions following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs: 1. Gov. Reynolds will urge the Iowa Supreme Court to rehear Planned Parenthood…

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AG Miller Declines to Participate in Governor's Legal Actions on Abortion

'I doubt that I can zealously assert the state's position' Des Moines — Attorney General Tom Miller issued the following statement regarding Planned Parenthood v. Kim Reynolds, et al: "Our office is withdrawing from the case…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Safety Tips Heading Into The Fourth of July Weekend

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Governor Reynolds, IEDA Announce $16.5M in First Round of Destination Iowa Funding for Quality of Life and Tourism

DES MOINES – On June 27th, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced?$16.5 million in grant funding?for the following four projects through Destination Iowa. The $100 million program, announced in…

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Governor Reynolds Announces $2.45M in Awards for Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program

DES MOINES -- On June 28th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced eight recipients of the Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program.?? This program, based on the Nursing/Patient Care program at the Career Academy of Pella, follows an…

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Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Board of Stewards Ruling - Jockey Armando Alvidrez for June 26, 2022

Click Here to view the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Board of Stewards Ruling - Armando Alvidrez for June 26, 2022

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Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Board of Stewards Ruling - June 26, 2022

Armando Martinez for June 19, 2022 -- Whipping Travis Swan Murphy for June 25, 2022 -- Ineligible Horse Wilmer Garcia for June 20, 2022 -- Whipping Jason Brooks for June 10, 2022 – Summary…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Celebrating Independence Day

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IDR Announces: Iowa Fuel Tax Deduction for Blended Fuel Sales

Following Governor Reynolds signature of House File 2128 on May 17, 2022, the Department has released new guidance to explain this tax change, effective July 1, 2022, as it relates to the following: Iowa Fuel Tax Deduction for Blended Fuel Sales…

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Governor Reynolds Issues Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in the Dobbs Case

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement on June 24th, in response to the ruling in the Dobbs case: “The Supreme Court’s greatest moments have come when it allows America to embody more perfectly the…

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Lt. Governor Adam Gregg and State Historical Society of Iowa Announce Excellence in History Awards

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg joined the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees to bestow the annual Excellence in History Awards during a ceremony on June 23 rd, at the National Czech…

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Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Board of Stewards Ruling - Kevin Roman for June 17, 2022

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Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Board of Stewards Ruling - James Hume for June 16, 2022

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Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Board of Stewards Ruling - Jose Ibarra for June 19, 2022

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Governor Reynolds Appoints James 'JC' Risewick to Iowa Board of Regents

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of James “JC” Risewick to the Iowa Board of Regents, effective on June 21st, following the vacancy with the passing of Milt Dakovich in February 2022. Risewick serves as…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Final Three Bills Into Law From 2022 Legislative Session

DES MOINES -- On june 21st, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following three bills into law: HF2581 A bill for an act providing for programs and regulations administered and enforced by the department of agriculture and land stewardship,…

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Tax Guidance: Sales and Use Tax Permit, Return Filing, and Payment Changes

Sales and Use Tax Permit, Return Filing, and Payment Changes Following Governor Reynolds’s signature of Senate File 2367, the Iowa Department of Revenue has released updated guidance as it relates to Sales and Use Tax Permit, Return…

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Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Board of Stewards Ruling - Logan Cormier for June 10, 2022

Click Here to view the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino Board of Stewards Ruling - Logan Cormier for June 10,…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Several Bills Into Law on June 17, 2022

Des Moines – On June 17th, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF2560 A bill for an act relating to and making appropriations involving state government entities involved with agriculture, natural resources, and…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - DCI Investigates Oskaloosa Death

Oskaloosa, IA - Officers with the Oskaloosa Police Department, along with agents of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, are investigating the June 18 death of 28-year-old Alison Cooper of Newton. The investigation began after Ms.…

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IDR Releases Updated Tax Guidance: Solar Energy System Tax Credits

On June 17, 2022, Governor Reynolds signed Iowa Acts, Senate File 2367. The Department has released updated guidance to explain this tax change as it relates to the following: Solar Energy System Tax Credits Division X of the legislation…

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Governor Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Five Counties

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Cerro Gordo, Greene, Hardin, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to…

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Funeral Arrangements Announced for Fremont County Deputy Austin 'Melvin' Richardson

SIDNEY, Iowa - Funeral arrangements have been made for Fremont County Deputy Austin "Melvin" Richardson, 37, who succumbed to injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision on June 14. Public Visitation Friday, June 17, 2022 …

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Governor Reynolds Issues Statement on Iowa Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds released the following statement on June 17th, in response to the Iowa Supreme Court’s abortion ruling: “On June 17th’s ruling is a significant victory in our fight to protect the unborn. The…

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Iowa State Patrol Continues Investigation Into Fremont County Collision

SIDNEY, Iowa - Iowa State Patrol Technical Accident Investigators continue their investigation into the collision that resulted in the death of Fremont County Deputy Austin "Melvin" Richardson. Deputy Richardson started his law enforcement…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Several Workforce Bills Into Law

DUBUQUE – On June 16th, while attending the Association of Business and Industry’s Annual Convention in Dubuque, Governor Reynolds signed several workforce bills into law, including the reduction of the maximum number of weeks eligible…

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Three Des Moines Women Charged with Insurance Fraud

Des Moines, Iowa - Following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, three Des Moines women have been charged with insurance fraud. Danesha Minor, age 37 of Des Moines was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud -…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Bill Establishing George Washington Carver Day

DES MOINES -- Governor Kim Reynold signed the following bill into law on June 16, 2022: SF2380 A bill for an act to designate February 1 of each year as George Washington Carver…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Former Eldridge Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse

Davenport, IA – On June 14th, in Scott County District Court, the Honorable Judge J. Barrow accepted an open plea of guilt from former Eldridge Police Officer Andrew Patrick Denoyer, 24. Denoyer pled guilty to three counts of Sexual Abuse in…

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Governor Reynolds Signs Several Bills Into Law on June 14, 2022

DES MOINES – On June 14, 2022, Governor Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF183 A bill for an act relating to a construction manager-at-risk commercial construction alternative delivery method and prohibiting certain other…

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Governor Reynolds Signs SF522 Into Law

DES MOINES – On June 15th, Governor Reynolds signed the following bill into law: SF522 A bill for an act relating to older individuals and dependent adults and creating certain criminal offenses and civil actions, and providing…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - DCI Investigates West Burlington Shooting

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Governor Reynolds Signs Several Bills Into Law on June 13, 2022

DES MOINES – On June 13th, Governor Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF2127 A bill for an act relating to payments to child care providers from families participating in the state child care assistance program. HF2202 A…

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Governor Reynolds Announces $100M Investment in School Safety

DES MOINES -- On June 14th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced $100 million in school safety funding to support Iowa’s 327 public school districts and 183 non-public and independent schools during a press conference with the Department of Public…

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Iowa Department of Human Services Newsletter for June 2022

One Step Closer to Becoming HHS HHS Leadership met in late May for a mission, vision and guiding principles planning session. The session went over the top responses from the full-team survey to develop the new mission, vision and guiding…

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Governor Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Union County

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Union County in response to severe weather on June 7. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to, and recover from, the effects of…

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Governor Reynolds Signs HF2340 into Law

DES MOINES -- On June 9th, Governor Reynolds signed the following bill into law: HF2340 A bill for an act relating to public safety nuisances concerning licensed premises where alcoholic beverages, wine, or beer is sold or…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News: DCI Assisting with Davenport Officer-Involved Shooting

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News: Trooper Ryan Devault Covering ISP Public Information Duties from June 9 – 22, 2022

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Governor Reynolds announces award winners for Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program

DES MOINES -- On June 9th, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the 19 recipient schools of the Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Grant Program, which she unveiled during her Condition of the State Address in January. The…

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Governor Reynolds Signs SF2374 Into Law

DES MOINES -- On June 7, 2022, Governor Reynolds signed the following bill into law: SF2374 A bill for an act concerning the regulation of food and beverages, relating to alcoholic beverage control and delivery of restaurant food, providing for…

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - DCI Assists With Cornerstone Church Shooting Investigation

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Iowa Department of Public Safety News - Former Buchanan County Deputy Charged Following Traffic Stop

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Governor Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Six Counties

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for six counties in response to recent severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to, and recover from, the effects of this…

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Governor Reynolds Announces $20M investment in Nonprofits to Serve Iowans in Need

DES MOINES -- On May 26th, Governor Reynolds announced a $20 million investment to help nonprofit organizations in Iowa expand to meet the needs of more Iowans. The new Nonprofit Innovation Fund will provide a competitive grant opportunity to…

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Governor Reynolds Announces Resignation of Veterans Affairs Director, Intent to Consolidate Veteran-Focused Agencies

Iowa Veteran Home commandant appointed interim leader DES MOINES -- Governor Reynolds has announced the resignation of Steve Lukan, a U.S. Navy veteran who has served as Executive Director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) for…

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Governor Reynolds Signed Several Bills Into Law

DES MOINES -- On May 24th, Governor Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF333 A bill for an act relating to authorized emergency vehicles, making penalties applicable, and including effective date and applicability provisions. …

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Governor Reynolds Releases Statement on 2022 Legislative Session

DES MOINES - On May 25th, Gov. Reynolds released the following statements on the conclusion of the 2022 legislative session: “This legislative session, I charged the House and Senate to work together to further advance Iowa’s…

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