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Seven things to know from Monday’s Toledo city council meeting

Bills paid from 1/10-1/23 in the amount of $96,916.56 and payroll in the amount of $28,380.11. Fareway was approved for their class E alcohol renewal. An amendment to update Kwik Star #710 ownership was approved. Clint Werner of the South Tama School board requested the council waive the ...

District 53 Newsletter Jan. 26, 2023, from Rep. Dean Fisher

On Monday of this week, both chambers of the House passed House file 68, the Students First Act. On Tuesday, Governor Reynolds held a formal public signing ceremony for that bill with hundreds of supporters in the Rotunda to witness it. I’ve written about this bill in detail in past ...

Students First Act passes in Iowa

DES MOINES — On Jan. 24, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Students First Act (HF68). ‘An Act connecting education programs and funding by establishing an education savings account program, modifying school district categorical funding supplements and supplementary weighting, making ...

Four things to know from Monday’s Tama Co. Board of Supervisors meeting

Resolution 01-23-2023A, the certification (canvas) of Tama County election results, drainage district 1 election held on 1/14/2023, was approved. The candidate elected by the voters of the respective drainage district was Paul Henrichs. Resolution 01-23-2023B, to approve the disbursement of ...

District 53 Newsletter for Week 2 of 2023

Week 2 of the session was busy, but short due Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, and then due to the snow coming in Wednesday afternoon. This week the House and Senate passed the governor’s Students First Act out of their respective Committees. Also, the House held a public hearing on the ...

Inside the Iowa House

Vouchers are back again; Lawmakers are seeking input from Iowans. After the 2023 legislative session opened on Monday, the Governor gave the annual Condition of the State Address on Tuesday morning to a special joint session of the Iowa Legislature. The centerpiece of her speech again this ...

District 53 Newsletter Jan. 12, 2023, from Rep. Dean Fisher

The 2023 legislative session is off to a great start. We have heard Gov. Reynolds's Condition of the State Address, Chief Justice Christiansen’s Condition of the Judiciary address, and Major General Benjamin Corell’s Condition of the Guard address. Iowa is strong in every aspect. As ...

Five things to know from Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting

The Board approved the Catastrophic Sick Leave plan for county employees. The Sheriff’s quarterly and yearly reports were approved. The Board set a date for the Drainage elections for January 23rd, 2023, at 8:15 a.m. Steve Kenkel was appointed to the Tama County Conservation Board for a ...