02/25/2014 - 4:13pm
Blow up the fireworks bill
Those sounds and many other explosions could become commonplace throughout Iowa if a bill in the state legislature gains anymore momentum....
02/18/2014 - 1:14pm
EPA requirement adds headache for Hampton wastewater project
It appears the oblivious logic of the federal government has trickled down to Hampton and unsurprisingly tripped up progess for a local project that’s been years in the making.
The city council learned last week that...
02/11/2014 - 11:34am
Few winners, many losers with new Farm Bill
It was a two-year grapple, a tooth-and-nail fight, but in the end the Farm Bill turned out to be one of the most standard pieces of legislation we could come to expect.
Congress finally came to terms on a deal that set in place the next...
02/04/2014 - 12:02pm
Pushing for the pipeline
If last Tuesday's State of the Union address felt like a rerun, you weren't alone.
Many of President Barack Obama’s suggestions to Congress were the same as past years. However, he turned a few heads when he vowed to utilize every ounce of his...
01/28/2014 - 12:49pm
Detriments from RFS rollback are obvious
The Environmental Protection Agency saw furious bipartisan criticism last week opposing their suggestion to reduce ethanol production requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard. Lawmakers and other ag industry leaders from across the Midwest met in Des Moines at...