03/11/2014 - 11:21am
Legislature takes step in right direction with budget agreement
“Compromise” and “bipartisanship” might be two of the most overused buzzwords in politics, but the Iowa Legislature gave the age-old catchphrases some merit last week when they agreed on a budget for the next fiscal year...
03/04/2014 - 11:54am
Winter struggles made easier with council's resolution
The Hampton City Council's decision to grant a water bill credit for residents that run their faucets to avoid frozen pipes was a rare highlight in an otherwise long, gloomy and frigid winter.
Under the new resolution,...
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...