Chronicle Staff

01/17/2017 - 4:35pm
Spending problem or revenue problem, it’s probably both      It turns out that lawmakers’ projections of budget revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are lower than anticipated, at approximately $96.2 million, according to a Des Moines Register article. The result is a proposal by Governor Terry Branstad that cuts $110 million from the budget. Of that, the largest...
11/15/2016 - 6:12pm
Long Division      There’s a saying that goes, “to conquer, first they must divide.” To an extent, whoever said it, said something true. And whether or not there is a “they,” or if “they” is meant to be an enemy or a friend, the fact remains that the easiest way to gain influence is to...
11/08/2016 - 5:03pm
Coming together      In these political times of heightened tensions and anxiety about our nation’s future, we often forget that each and every one of us wants the same thing: to live in a nation that is safe, prosperous and grants us the liberties we’ve come to know as the American way.      With all...
11/01/2016 - 4:07pm
Iowa newspapers retain second amendment mandate with FOIC      After several months of legalese debate, the flexing of bureaucratic muscle and newspapers across the state in a stalemate with county recorders and the Iowa Department of Public Health, a decision has been made by the Iowa Freedom of Information Council declaring...
10/25/2016 - 4:09pm
Too much of a good thing      The Des Moines Register published an investigative report early this week about the state of legislative funding towards Iowa schools.      Since 2008, funding for schools has been tight, with either continually less or stagnant funding coming from the state, while enrollment...
10/18/2016 - 4:04pm
Warehouse closing sheds light on federal regulation of mental health programs      Since 1976, Access, Inc. has been providing its prevocational workshop program to clients in Franklin County. The program has provided those with mental or intellectual disabilities, or those recovering from brain injuries the opportunity to...
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