Saturday February 06, 2016
12/22/2015 - 4:35pm
Body cam case reveals broader open records flaws
A case involving the fatal shooting of a Burlington woman by police has the potential to change Iowa’s open records laws for the better by modernizing them to fit current technology trends.
The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) last week...
12/15/2015 - 12:14pm
No more "No Child," no problem
Following more than a decade of frustrating ineffectiveness and abject failure, a federal law that blocked states from adequately overseeing the administration of their K-12 education systems has been repealed.
Yes, the No Child Left Behind Act is finally...
12/08/2015 - 3:02pm
RFS numbers still a boost for Iowa
It’s good, but not good enough.
That seemed to be the sentiment among Iowa’s ag industry last week following the announcement of the 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which sets the annual amount of alternative fuels required in the nation’s...
12/01/2015 - 11:47am
Franchise fee revenue needs right formula
From backfilling depleted budgets to street repairs, it appears the Hampton City Council will have its hands full this winter deciding how to spend future franchise fee revenue.
For those that are still unaware, the franchise fee will essentially...
11/17/2015 - 3:54pm
Pulling back the curtains on accountability
Though Iowa might rank high compared to other states when it comes to government transparency, a recent report shows there’s still plenty of room for future improvement.
The Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity recently gave Iowa an...