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Hite Appointed Chair of Education Committee

(DES MOINES) – House Speaker Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) recently announced that Rep. Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) will serve as the Chair of the House Education Committee during the 89th General Assembly. Hite previously served as Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “As the husband of a teacher, Rep. Hite will work to ensure […]

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report Week of Nov. 23-29, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 30, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “This week marks the end of the 2020 weekly crop progress and conditions report from […]

State Canvassing Board certifies results of Iowa’s 2020 general election

DES MOINES – The Iowa State Canvassing Board officially certified the results of the 2020 general election on Monday. Election turnout was the highest in state history, with more than 1.7 million voters casting ballots. Iowa’s turnout percentage of 76% was one of the highest in the nation. “I’m proud of all the work our […]

Iowa Workforce Development reports initial unemployment insurance claims filed for week of November 15-21, 2020

DES MOINES – The number of initial unemployment claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 21, was 9,458, an increase of 3,466 from last week’s adjusted numbers. There were 8,720 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 738 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live […]

Treasurer Fitzgerald Announces IAble Giveaway

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa’s ABLE plan, IAble, is doing their first-ever Scavenger Hunt giveaway with five chances to win a $150 gift card. Beginning on December 1 and continuing every Tuesday through December 29, State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald will post an IAble related question to his official Facebook and Twitter accounts, @IowaTreasurer. Find the […]

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report Week of Nov. 16-22, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 23, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “Farmers have capitalized on the mild and dry weather over the past few weeks to […]

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

 DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020. To view a […]

Iowa Workforce Development reports initial unemployment insurance claims filed for week of November 1-7, 2020

DES MOINES – The number of initial claims in Iowa, filed between Sunday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 7, was 5,576, an increase of 967. There were 5,036 initial claims by individuals who work and live in Iowa, and 540 claims by individuals who work in Iowa and live in another state. The number of […]

Gov. Reynolds’ Senior Legal Counsel accepts new position with Iowa AG

DES MOINES – Today, the Office of Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Senior Legal Counsel Sam Langholz will leave his role in the governor’s office and take a new position with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller at the end of the month. “Sam is a brilliant legal mind and he was an instrumental part of […]

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. […]

             

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