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CEDAR RAPIDS — The latest surge of government aid to expand broadband access in Iowa is much needed, industry experts say, but the goal of universal coverage by 2025 remains formidable with the most challenging underserved or unserved areas of the state yet to enjoy high-speed internet connections.

DES MOINES -- The expert panel charged with forecasting Iowa’s state revenues painted a rosy picture of the state’s budget and future financial health.

(The Center Square) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, called for income tax cuts Friday in response to the Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference’s estimates that net receipts will increase 1.5% in 2022 and 2023.

Republicans said Thursday that Democrats are trying to tip local courts in their favor through the once-every-10-years redistricting process and taking actions to bypass Illinois House and Senate committees in the creation of new congressional district maps for the state.

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Redrawing Iowa’s legislative and congressional election boundaries is the No. 1 priority when legislators meet again in an Oct. 28 special session, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday at the annual Iowa Ideas conference, and more relief for Iowa taxpayers will top the agenda when lawmakers convene next year for their regular session.

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CEDAR RAPIDS — Redrawing Iowa’s legislative and congressional election boundaries is the No. 1 priority when legislators meet again in an Oct. 28 special session, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday at the annual Iowa Ideas conference, and more relief for Iowa taxpayers will top the agenda when lawmakers convene next year for their regular session.

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DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sammons Financial Group today announced it is naming Jerry Blair as the next president of Sammons Life Insurance Group. Blair will replace Steve Palmitier, current president and chief operating officer of Sammons Financial Group's life business, who announced his plans to retire last June. Blair will lead the life business lines of member companies Midland National and North American.

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police in Cedar Rapids have arrested a teenage boy on suspicion of slashing his parents to death after officers found the blood-covered teen sitting outside the family home early Thursday morning.

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VAN HORNE — Local farmer David Frazier recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Van Horne Fire Department. The department will use the funds to help purchase new SCBAs (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus).

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Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday she’s having “great conversations” with state legislative leaders about considering a bill during the upcoming special session that would prohibit workplace requirements for workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations.

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SPRINGFIELD – A report released Wednesday says staffing shortages at nursing homes in Illinois have reached crisis proportions and that people of color are most at risk of suffering the consequences.

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DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday she’s having “great conversations” with state legislative leaders about the potential for considering a bill during the upcoming special session that would prohibit workplace requirements for workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations.

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DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday she’s having “great conversations” with state legislative leaders about the potential for considering a bill during the upcoming special session that would prohibit workplace requirements for workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations.