The ongoing mission to establish Iowa as a leader in renewable energy received further confirmation as the American Wind Energy Association released its year-end report for 2009. According to AWEA, Iowa leads the nation by generating 14 percent of all of the electricity consumed in the state with wind. According to the AWEA report, Iowa added [...]
DES MOINES, Iowa – The U.S. Department of Education announced the Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Stanford University, and UCLA, is one of 12 organizations to receive a more than $9 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. With these funds, the [...]
From the Chicago Tribune: The funding is being awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as part of an effort to expand enrollment and create jobs for Head Start teachers. The funding will be divided among three entities. The Community Action Agency of Siouxland will receive $186,382. The Upper Des Moines Opportunity will get $117,436. [...]
Unofficial results from the Special Election in House District 90 (Jefferson/Van Buren/Wapello Counties) have been posted by the Iowa Secretary of State. Initial results show Curt Hanson prevailing with a vote total of 3932 votes to Stephen Burgmeier's 3825 votes. You can contact Curt using the form below, or by visiting his website.
Jefferson County Supervisor Stephen Burgmeier has a long record that doesn’t exactly match his reasons for running for the Iowa House. In particular, his votes for increasing taxes while increasing his own pay. Click through below to see the ad: […]
While unemployment numbers continue to rise, Iowa continues to buck the regional trend of our neighboring states with unemployment of 8% and above. Iowa has made historic investments into infrastructure and renewable energy and those investments are paying off with lower than average (for the region) unemployment numbers. (Image from Huffington Post)
House Democrats have supported the use of the Iowa Power Fund for a number of innovative projects building Iowa’s renewable energy infrastructure. This has included everything from wind energy development to waste disposal technology. The Cedar Rapids Gazette has an interesting story about how the Power Fund is being used to promote sustainable rebuilding in flood [...]