DES MOINES — Leaders in the Iowa House and Senate say the end of the 2016 legislative session is near. It’s a day legislators have literally been praying for. “We look forward to a season without sessions here as we move here toward adjournment.” That’s Representative Kevin Koester of Ankeny. He delivered the opening prayer
DES MOINES — Two legislators who hammered out a plan for spending state gambling taxes say it’s time to “pivot” and “refocus” on fixing up shabby state-owned buildings. “If we were a business, I’m not sure we wouldn’t be shut down in some of our buildings.” That’s Senator Matt McCoy, a Democrat from Des Moines.
DES MOINES — A study from the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education finds Iowa ranks 28th for the cost of college education. William Doyle, an associate professor at Vanderbilt, helped put together the College Affordability Diagnosis. He says they looked at the net price being
DES MOINES — Industry experts say there is a glut of corn on the world market and a new report on planting intentions shows corn acres up more than five-million from a year ago. U-S-D-A grains analyst Jerry Norton says those numbers are higher than anyone expected, though he says farmers in Iowa and elsewhere
MASON CITY — A Des Moines woman originally given a deferred judgment and sentenced to probation as part of a counterfeit payroll check scheme in Mason City has now been sentenced to prison. 19-year-old Keyera Coleman as well as 23-year-old Carli Ohnemus of Whittemore and 20-year-old Angela Jefferson of Des Moines were accused of cashing