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Gov. Branstad signs Senate File 257 into law

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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following bill into law: Senate File 257: an Act relating to transportation funding by limiting the term of indebtedness for certain county projects, modifying certain permit fees, modifying the rate of the excise taxes on motor fuel and certain special fuel, establishing a fuel distribution percentage […]

Vander Linden Votes For Small Business Tax Cut

Vander Linden

(DES MOINES) – Tuesday, Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) voted in favor of Senate File 126, a bill which updates Iowa tax code with tax changes made by the federal government last year, resulting in close to $100 million in tax cuts for Iowa small businesses and families. The bill also includes tax deductions of: […]

Brenna Bird to pursue opportunities outside state government

Brenna Findley and Guy Vander Linden catch up on recent State House events during the Poweshiek County Republican social event Friday evening

Michael Bousselot promoted to legal counsel for Branstad, Reynolds (DES MOINES) – Brenna (Findley) Bird, who has served as the legal counsel for Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds since they took office in 2011, is departing the office to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Bird’s final day in the governor’s […]

Congressman Dave Loebsack Sworn In For 5th Term

Loebsack sworn in 2015

Washington D.C. – In a press release on the day Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in for his 5th term in office, he pledged “to continue the fight to grow the economy, expand the middle class and make education available to everyone.” Congressman Loebsack began serving in congress in 2007, and serves as Iowa’s Second […]

Gov. Branstad delivers 2015 Condition of the State: “Together We Can”

Governor Branstad enters the Iowa House Chambers to deliver his 2014 Condition of the State Address.

Branstad calls for forward-thinking action to continue moving Iowa forward Madam Lieutenant Governor, Madam President, Mr. Speaker, leaders, justices, judges, legislators, elected officials, distinguished guests, family, friends and fellow Iowans, good morning. It is my honor to stand before you today in this great chamber – in front of a joint session of the Iowa […]

Gov. Terry E. Branstad delivers his inaugural address

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is sworn in on Friday for a 6th term as Iowa Governor. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today delivered his inaugural address after taking the oath of office to serve his sixth non-consecutive term as Iowa’s governor. This is the governor’s seventh inauguration – one as lt. governor and six as governor. U.S. Charles Grassley, our new U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Governor Chris Christie, […]

Lt. Gov. Reynolds delivers her inaugural address

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds took her oath of office on Friday to start her second term in that role. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today delivered her inaugural address after taking the oath of office to serve her second term as Iowa’s lieutenant governor. A photo of Reynolds can be found here. The following is the Lt. Governor’s inaugural address, as prepared for delivery: Governor and First Lady, Senator Grassley, Senator […]


The Iowa Army National Guard 34th Army Band joined the Oskaloosa City Band in celebrating 150 years of the Oskaloosa City Band. (file photo)

Community concert follows ceremony The Iowa National Guard’s 34th Army Band, based in Fairfield, Iowa, will be presented the Croix de Guerre with Palm, a battle streamer the unit earned during its campaigns of World War II but was never formally awarded. The oversight was recently discovered during a routine review of the unit’s lineage […]

Gov. Branstad orders flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend

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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014, – 8 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2014, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day weekend. Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol […]


Iowa National Guard

By order of the Secretary of Defense, the 294th Area Support Medical Company, Iowa Army National Guard based in Washington, Iowa has been notified of a pending mobilization in support of Operation United Assistance. The mobilization will affect approximately 80 Soldiers from the unit. Operation United Assistance, the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in […]

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