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Just in time for summer, the disaster app
Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:52 AM
Summer in Iowa, in addition to sweet corn and fireworks, can bring tornadoes and floods. To help you prepare, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging Iowans to download and use the free
FEMA smartphone app,
Iowa auditor gives governor, legislators a B+ for state budget
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:37 AM
State Auditor Mary Mosiman says the Iowa budget plan written by lawmakers and approved by the governor this spring is "sustainable and responsible."
Hair braiding regulations to ease this week
Monday, June 27, 2016 11:02 AM
A new law that takes effect Friday will allow people to do natural hair braiding in Iowa without a cosmetology license, which requires 2,100 hours of training that is mostly unrelated to braiding.
Linn County group recommends $8.25 minimum wage
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:04 PM
In an unexpected move, the Linn County working group studying a county minimum wage has recommended raising it to $8.25 an hour.
Second costly threat looms for Prairie Meadows casino
Monday, June 20, 2016 10:12 AM
Reclaiming tax-exempt status is only the start of Prairie Meadows' battle against the IRS.
Could a Polk minimum wage hike trigger city opt-outs?
Monday, June 20, 2016 10:12 AM
Metro municipal leaders in the Des Moines area say that if the minimum wage is raised, it should be by the state, but they will wait to see what dollar figure Polk County will select before deciding whether to opt out.
Cedar Rapids mayor calls for state minimum wage standards
Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:38 AM
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, a member of a Linn County minimum wage study group, called on Gov. Terry Branstad and the Legislature to develop statewide standards for a minimum wage before a "hodgepodge" of policies multiply across Iowa, potentially complicating life for employers.
Prairie Meadows owes $60 million in taxes, according to IRS report
Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:25 AM
The Internal Revenue Service says Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino owes $60 million in taxes it has avoided paying as a nonprofit social welfare organization; Prairie Meadows says it doesn't owe a penny, The Des Moines Register reported.
VIDEO: May provides boost to General Fund revenue
Monday, June 13, 2016 3:33 PM
The month of May provided a good boost to year-to-date net General Fund revenue, but net revenue growth this fiscal year is about seven-tenths of a percentage point below expectations, said Jeff Robinson, a senior fiscal analyst for the Legislative Services Agency, in his monthly video memo.
Polk County's tax sale set for June 27
Friday, June 10, 2016 10:43 AM
Polk County will be selling the delinquent property tax bills on 2,832 properties on June 27 at the Airport Holiday Inn's Iowa Room.
Waukee taking applications for open City Council seat
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:20 PM
The Waukee City Council has decided to forgo a special election and turn instead to an application and appointment process to fill a seat recently vacated by Shane Blanchard, who resigned after serving more than six years.
Water quality: Corbett eyes tax, Northey backs GOP plan
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 11:02 AM
Two Iowa leaders -- both eyeing 2018 campaigns for governor -- took different stances at a Cedar Rapids forum on how to solve the state's water quality problems, Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist Todd Dorman reported.
Luchtel named to government transparency role
Monday, June 06, 2016 2:43 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad today announced that Keith Luchtel will serve as a special adviser for government transparency in the Branstad-Reynolds administration.
Johnston's Terra Park project receives $50,000 from Prairie Meadows
Friday, June 03, 2016 11:21 AM
The city of Johnston will receive $50,000 from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino for an open-air amphitheater at the city's $4.4 million Terra Park project.
A Closer Look: Joshua Barr
BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
Friday, June 03, 2016 6:00 AM
Joshua Barr is talking about a time the strategy of touting Des Moines’ many accolades backfired.
2016 Women of Influence honorees announced
Storm Lake design and home furnishings store to open in Ankeny
WorkHound co-founder is delegate to Global Entrepreneurship Summit
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