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Iowa is dealing with an ongoing economic crisis, with a steady decline in projected state revenues.  Republican Governor Kim Reynolds said at her weekly press conference yesterday that the decline will force Iowa government to borrow $50 million from a state economic emergency fund.

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“By statute I do have the authority to transfer up to 50 million from the fund without calling back the legislature.  So we’re hopeful that we can manage the remaining budget within that amount.”

Disability Group Sues Iowa's Governor

Jun 14, 2017

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Six Iowans with disabilities have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds, over the state’s shift to a privately run Medicaid program. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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Newscast, 5:32, Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says the state will have to dip into its emergency fund to meet funding needs, and this comes after deep cuts passed by the Iowa Legislature this year.  It looks like students may be attending a new Bryant Elementary next August.  There are people gathering at West Lake Okoboji who are getting together to keep the lake free from pollution.   

Newscast, 5:04, Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Jun 13, 2017

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds tells the state that the financial situation of Iowa is still a problem.  The Sioux City Council approves a long awaited deal to recontrstruct Pierce St. between 24th and 30th Streets.  

  

Newscast, 4:32, Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says the state is still financial straits but should be able to pay all it of its bills through the end of the year.  The Sioux City Council has approved a plan to do a reconstruction job on Pierce St. between 24th and 30th Streets.  Bryant School is once again on track to open next August.  

Newscast, 5:32, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

President Donald Trump returns to Iowa next week when he comes to Cedar Rapids on June 21st.  Private foundations are pitching in to help students visit historic sites during Nebraska's 150th birthday.  Nebraska has a new state "reptile."  South Dakota's governor is working with lawmakers on a compromise to eas access to public lakes on private lands.  

Newscast, 5:04, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

President Donald Trump is returning to Iowa next week with a trip to Cedar Rapids.  South Dakota lawmakers are meeting this week to decide some new rules for public lakes on private land.  A Sioux City water tower is getting a facelift, and another Iowa water tower will remain the same.  

Newscast, 4:32, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

Iowa's insurance commissioner says he has a plan to prop up the state's individual insurance market.  A Siouxland ethanol firm celebrates a decade in the business.  South Dakota's governor says he'll sign a bill to settle disputes over public lakes on private property.  Nebraska has chosen a state "reptile."  

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Jun 12, 2017

Iowa's insurance commissioner is working on a plan that would salvage health coverage for individual Iowans before all the insurers leave the state.  The Trump administration's budget cuts could start affecting Iowans this fall.  South Dakota sportsmen and women could soon take advantage of more naturally occurring lakes and ponds.

Green Star Energy Comes to South Sioux City

Jun 11, 2017

South Sioux City will soon be home a first-of-its-kind power plant that will supply South Sioux City with 8 percent of its electricity. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has details.

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