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  • Reynolds launches 211 flood hotline and one-stop flood wedbsite

    Effective immediately, Iowans can call 211 with questions or concerns about the massive flooding and what steps they can take toward recovery. The Flood Hotline is open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. In addition, Governor Kim Reynolds also launched an easy-to-navigate website at floods2019.iowa.gov.

  • Iowa young farmers seek legislative change

    A new state law would enable the state’s agricultural exemption to apply to all farms regardless of size. HSB 239, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, is a response to the current needs of beginning farmers in Iowa.

  • Reynolds announces new application for felons to have voting rights returned

    Today at her weekly press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored. The governor also reiterated her support for a constitutional amendment to permanently restore the voting rights of felons who have completed their sentence.
     
    The new application can be viewed online here. Iowans looking to restore their voting rights can go to governor.iowa.gov/services/voting-rights-restoration.
     

  • Axne to be at Stanton's Farmer's Telephone Saturday

    Tomorrow, Saturday, March 9, Congresswoman Cindy Axne will continue her March ‘Shot at Success’ tour with stops in Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont and Montgomery Counties. The Congresswoman will tour skills training and apprenticeship programs and hear from constituents about how she can work in Washington to ensure every Iowan has the skills they need for a good-paying job.  
     

  • Reynolds statement on House Judiciary vote on felon voting right

    Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed, House Study Bill 68, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to restore the voting rights of felons:
     
    “Today’s unanimous vote by the House Judiciary Committee sends a strong message in favor of second chances and forgiveness for felons. It highlights the broad commitment of supporters for a constitutional amendment and another step forward to give Iowans a vote on this issue.”
     

  • House unanimously passes Axne-sponsored legislation to increase access to rural broadband

    oday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ACCESS Broadband Act, bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for rural communities to access federal resources to expand broadband. The bill, which Rep. Axne co-sponsored, streamlines the process for small businesses & local governments to apply for federal broadband assistance and grants and will improve coordination between the government and the private sector.
     

  • Manure spill southwest of Lenox

    During a routine inspection Tuesday morning, DNR inspectors noted a manure spill approximately three miles southwest of Lenox.

    The owner, Steve Kerns, said the spill occurred Monday morning after a malfunctioning plug caused manure to overflow from shallow below-building pits. An unknown quantity of manure flowed to the barns and then overland to an unnamed tributary of the East Fork of the One Hundred and Two River.

  • IDNR providng flexibility with asbestos requirements due to flooding

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing flexibility on some asbestos requirements while still protecting public health in flood damaged areas. Working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the DNR is reducing some asbestos reporting deadlines and providing options for asbestos inspections for renovation projects.

  • DCI warns of phone scam

    DCI Warns of Phone Scam

  • Gov. Reynolds signs first statewide children's mental health system

    Gov. Reynolds creates first statewide Children’s Mental Health System

     DES MOINES - Today, Gov. Reynolds signed HF690, a bill that creates and funds the first of its kind comprehensive Children's Mental Health System.

     Watch the bill signing on Facebook here.