Kelly Garcia heads the newly formed Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, which combines the Department of Human Services and Department of Public Health
State grant funding will create hundreds of child care spots in Eastern Iowa. Among recipients of the grants are TrueNorth and To the Rescue in Cedar Rapids. The Vinton-Shellsburg schools and West Liberty Foods also will receive funding.
On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics podcast: we have a pipeline going through Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, Parents First in the 2nd, we’re having a hard time getting the candidates together in the 4th, and all across the state there are dozens of candidates running unopposed.