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Small Business Grant Program – The deadline for the Small Business Grant Program has been extended to May 31. Thank you to Peoples Bank, TruBank, WCEDC and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for their financial support to the Small Business Recovery Grant program to aid small businesses affe…

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More Iowans are going back to work after a new proclamation from Gov. Kim Reynolds. Starting May 22, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums and museums will be able to reopen as long as they can accommodate reasonable public health measures. Pools will only be allowed to reopen for lap swimming and…

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In the last few centuries, a number of Iowa wildlife species have disappeared from the state, but there have been some have seen successful comebacks, too.

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Small Business Grant Program – Thank you to Peoples Bank, TruBank, WCEDC and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for their financial support to the Small Business Recovery Grant program to aid small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the grant program and the appl…

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The Iowa Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday, June 3. The biggest job will be passing a budget for the coming fiscal year that begins July 1. I believe that the Revenue Estimating Conference will meet before we reconvene. The REC meets periodically and makes estimates of incoming revenue…

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Don't ask me to share my rhubarb because .... "I don't have any to spare". YOUTUBE.COM "The toilet paper spare" - Seinfeld

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Our national dialogue is consumed with discussion about health, safety, freedoms and liberties. There is no doubt Iowans are concerned about these important matters. It is vital to find a balancing act between protecting the public health and ensuring the continuation of civil society.

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We are losing our democracy to oligarchs. American voters have a statistically non-significant impact on public policy. Only four percent of us respect Congress. Forty two percent of voters are Independent yet only Republicans and Democrats win elections. Only fourteen percent of House campa…

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