Iowa

/Tag: Iowa

Iowa Guard gets Federal $$ for New Projects

By |2009-07-13T09:46:57-05:00July 13th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

From the Chicago Tribune/AP: IOWA CITY, Iowa – Construction on two Iowa Army National Guard facilities and an undersized Iowa Air National Guard building are expected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved more than $10 million for the three Iowa facilities last week. Confirmation from the full Senate could [...]

GM Emerges from Bankruptcy – Opportunity for Iowa

By |2009-07-10T08:43:56-05:00July 10th, 2009|Categories: Environment, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , , |

General Motors has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today and has announced it’s intentions to be “leaner & greener”.  According to Market Watch: CEO Fritz Henderson said the swift trip through Chapter 11 showed that GM can move fast, and added that GM will work hard to repay trust, not to mention the money committed [...]

Travel Iowa This Summer

By |2009-07-02T09:46:49-05:00July 2nd, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With gas prices on the rise and families looking for the best value for their vacation dollar Iowans need look no further than their own backyards.  The Iowa Department of Tourism has an EXCELLENT website that links travelers to a number of resources. Be sure to visit these pages for further information: Things to Do in [...]

Falcons Make Comeback @ State Capitol

By |2009-06-29T09:19:14-05:00June 29th, 2009|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has been working on reintroducing the Peregrine Falcon to it’s natural habitat throughout the state. Charlotte Eby of Lee Enterprises has the story below (with photo of House Chief Clerk Mark Brandsgard): Twenty years after wildlife officials began efforts to bring endangered peregrine falcons back, the spectacular birds [...]

Radio Iowa: Iowa City to Chicago Amtrak On it's Way

By |2009-06-18T13:03:47-05:00June 18th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , |

From Radio Iowa: Supporters of an Iowa City to Chicago Amtrak route say it could become a reality in two to three years. Rebecca Neades is spearheading the effort for the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce. Neads says, "We have a very good shot at passenger rail from Iowa City to Chicago. We have all [...]

Legislative Council Adopts Cost Saving Measures

By |2009-06-11T09:59:20-05:00June 11th, 2009|Categories: Budget, Oversight|Tags: , , , , , |

Fiscal responsibility and balancing the state budget were the top priorities of the Legislative Council that met today at the State Capitol in Des Moines. “Just as families are forced to tighten their belts, state government and the Legislature are no different. We will do our part by cutting over 10% from the Legislature’s budget next [...]

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.