Thursday Morning Read: Cedar Rapids voters embrace new faces; Republicans, business leaders agree on Iowa tax revamp; Cedar Rapids man accused of shooting wife

Mayor elect Brad Hart hugs his mother, Alice Hart of Burlington following his election win during a watch party for him at Cedar River Landing in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Hart won the runoff election against Monica Vernon with 54 percent of the vote to Vernon’s 46 percent. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

TODAY’S WEATHER — Mostly sunny, colder. High 27, low 13.

CEDAR RAPIDS VOTERS EMBRACE NEW FACES — Fresh beat out experience in Tuesday’s mayoral runoff election — but that’s not unusual in Cedar Rapids, observers said Wednesday. Read more:

REPUBLICANS, BUSINESS LEADERS AGREE ON IOWA TAX REVAMP — Previewing a “chapter 2” of Republican priorities in the legislative session beginning next month, a Senate leader told business and economic executives Wednesday to expect efforts to enact “real tax relief” intended to make Iowa’s economy and workforce grow. Read more:

CEDAR RAPIDS MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING WIFE — A man is accused of attempted murder after shooting his wife this weekend. According to Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow, 42-year-old Marc A. Campbell faces charges of attempted murder, willful injury causing serious injury and possession of a firearm as a felon for a shooting that occurred on Dec. 2. Read more:

IOWA’S DEPTH COULD BE ISSUE FOR ISU — Iowa State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm likes having an eight-man rotation for his team. He does not like, however, only having eight players at his disposal. In Thursday’s game against Iowa (4-5) in Hilton Coliseum at 7 p.m., Iowa State (5-2) may only have eight players available again. Read more:

QUOTABLE“Death should not be an incident of taxation.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, regarding his comment about raising the cap on the estate tax and using the federal tax system to encourage savings. Read more: