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Government

  • Ernst to visit SW Iowa in June

     During June, U.S. Sen. Ernst will hold traveling office hours across all 99 Counties in Iowa.

    Representatives from Senator Ernst’s office will be available in the offices to assist constituents with issues and casework. Senator Ernst will not be at the traveling office hours.

    Representatives will be available to offer help with problems or questions about issues involving Social Security, veterans’ benefits, military affairs, passports, immigration issues, and other federal programs.

  • Notice of post election audit in Montgomery County
  • Gov. Reynolds signs overweight loads proclamation for fall harvest

    Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation allowing the transportation of oversize and overweight loads of grain for 60 days during the harvest season. 

    This proclamation allows vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds gross weight) without a permit, for the duration of this proclamation.

  • Axne making southwest Iowa swing Sunday

    This Sunday, July 21, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne will complete her 16-county tour for July with seven stops in Madison, Adair, Pottawattamie, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery and Cass counties.
     
    Rep. Axne will start the day by visiting county fairs in Madison, Adair, Pottawattamie and Fremont Counties. She will then tour a local brewery in Mills County, followed by a “Connect with Your Congresswoman” (CWYC) in rural Montgomery County. Axne will end the day visiting with RAGBRAI riders as they complete their first day of riding in Cass County.  

  • Reynolds launches 211 flood hotline and one-stop flood wedbsite

    Effective immediately, Iowans can call 211 with questions or concerns about the massive flooding and what steps they can take toward recovery. The Flood Hotline is open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. In addition, Governor Kim Reynolds also launched an easy-to-navigate website at floods2019.iowa.gov.

  • Iowa young farmers seek legislative change

    A new state law would enable the state’s agricultural exemption to apply to all farms regardless of size. HSB 239, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, is a response to the current needs of beginning farmers in Iowa.

  • Reynolds announces new application for felons to have voting rights returned

    Today at her weekly press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored. The governor also reiterated her support for a constitutional amendment to permanently restore the voting rights of felons who have completed their sentence.
     
    The new application can be viewed online here. Iowans looking to restore their voting rights can go to governor.iowa.gov/services/voting-rights-restoration.
     

  • Axne to be at Stanton's Farmer's Telephone Saturday

    Tomorrow, Saturday, March 9, Congresswoman Cindy Axne will continue her March ‘Shot at Success’ tour with stops in Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont and Montgomery Counties. The Congresswoman will tour skills training and apprenticeship programs and hear from constituents about how she can work in Washington to ensure every Iowan has the skills they need for a good-paying job.  
     

  • Reynolds statement on House Judiciary vote on felon voting right

    Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed, House Study Bill 68, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to restore the voting rights of felons:
     
    “Today’s unanimous vote by the House Judiciary Committee sends a strong message in favor of second chances and forgiveness for felons. It highlights the broad commitment of supporters for a constitutional amendment and another step forward to give Iowans a vote on this issue.”
     

  • Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

     

    The impact that a cold and snowy Iowa winter and driest spring since 1994 had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts its annual roadside pheasant counts between Aug. 1-15.