Double-digit bounce after pandemic pause
Articles Tagged: Iowa Legislature
News Jun. 28, 2021 6:30 am
This is the sixth time Iowa has provided public funds to expand its broadband infrastructure. The dollar amount is high — twice the size of the next largest round — and a new method of assessing need means a larger area will be eligible for improvements.
Legislative Democrats criticized the GOP governor and majority Republican legislative leaders for walking away from a call for unity over racial justice issues and signing a bill that a nonpartisan legislative analysis projected would have a disproportionate negative impact on minority Iowans.
Gazette Des Moines Bureau
Government & Politics Jun. 14, 2021 9:05 pm
Rep. Jennifer Konfrst of Windsor Heights was selected to fill the top leadership post after Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City announced last month he was stepping down.
In a statement, the Democratic lawmaker said there are “other highly qualified people who are interested in running, and I believe it is important to allow candidates to get started. I look forward to seeing what new Democratic candidates can do to compete and win across Iowa.”