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Branstad, Reynolds send letter to President Obama regarding federal government’s immigration crisis

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad

Pair calls for border security, sound immigration policy that respects the rule of law and transparency from the Obama Administration (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking answers to the Obama Administration’s immigration crisis along the southern border. In the letter, Branstad […]

President Obama approves Branstad’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration

State of Iowa Seal

26 Iowa counties receive Presidential designation (DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad received word today that President Barack Obama approved his request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 26 counties impacted by severe weather in June. The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, […]

Sen. Liz Mathis receives “2014 Friend of Community Action Award”

“State Senator Liz Mathis is congratulated by Lana Ross Executive Director of the Iowa Community Action Association and Jane Drapeaux, CEO of HACAP. The statewide network of Community Action Agencies named Mathis the 2014 Friend of Community Action Award from the Iowa Community Action Association at their annual meeting on July 11. Mathis was recognized for her consistent advocacy on behalf of children and families and specifically for her push to help low income Iowans struggling to pay record high heating bills. From left to right: Lana Ross, Senator Liz Mathis and Jane Drapeaux“

State Senator Liz Mathis of Robins has received the 2014 Friend of Community Action Award from the Iowa Community Action Association. Mathis was recognized for her consistent advocacy on behalf of children and families and specifically for her push to help low-income Iowans struggling with record high heating bills. “During one of the coldest winters […]

Gov. Terry E. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Cpl. Adam Wolff

State of Iowa Seal

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, until 8 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, in honor of Marine Corps Corporal Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Ottumwa, Iowa. Cpl. Wolff was killed following an attack with an improvised […]

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds announce new blockbuster museum exhibition opening June 27

State of Iowa Seal

“Hollywood in the Heartland” explores history of Iowa and Iowans in the movies Tom Arnold appearance, film series and related programming (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds were joined at their regular weekly press conference today by Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie to announce a blockbuster exhibition, […]

NORTHEY COMMENTS ON IOWA CROPS AND WEATHER REPORT

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey talks about the future of Iowa agriculture on Friday at the first annual KIIC regional ag show.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “With just sporadic rainfall last week crop planting proceeded quickly and now both corn and soybean planting progress is slightly […]

Gov. Branstad signs Home Base Iowa Act into law

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signs the Home Base Iowa Act into law at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. (photo by Iowa Governor’s Office)

Plan will attract veterans to Iowa and match them with quality, high-paying jobs (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad, joined by Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, today signed the Home Base Iowa Act into law at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. In addition, Branstad signed Senate File […]

TONY VALDEZ LARGE BAND TO OPEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT HISTORIC CAMP DODGE POOL COMPLEX – MAY 22

Iowa National Guard

The Adjutant General of Iowa, Maj. Gen. Tim Orr, cordially invites you to Camp Dodge for The Adjutant General’s Summer Concert Series at the historic Camp Dodge pool complex, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston. The Tony Valdez Large Band opens the concert series on Thursday, May 22 with their signature Latin/Rock sound. The concert series, […]

2014 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

Department of Defense

Iowa will honor its Vietnam Veterans at the 2014 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony to be held Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Iowa Vietnam Memorial, located on the south side of the State Capitol in Des Moines. Mr. Robert Myers, President and CEO of Casey’s will be the guest speaker. […]

Lt. Gov. Reynolds joins broad, bipartisan letter from state leaders in support of the National Guard

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

(DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is joining nearly 40 of her colleagues in asking President Obama to support the U.S. National Guard on the eve of an important congressional hearing. National Guard Bureau Chief General Frank Grass is scheduled to testify to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Defense on the proposed reductions […]

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