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Sixty percent of Iowa 4-year-olds are enrolled in state-funded preschool, which is more than double the share of 4-year-olds in similar programs nationwide, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research's State of Preschool 2013 report. Iowa's voluntary universal preschool program, launched in 2007, incorporated 90 percent of Iowa's public school districts in 2013.
"It's been seven years, and a lot has changed," Hillary Clinton said Sunday in her first visit to Iowa since the state dealt her presidential campaign a devastating body blow. Roughly 200 credentialed media were gathered in a far corner of the Indianola Balloon Field, the grassy expanse where Sen. Tom Harkin was convening his 37th and final Steak Fry, an annual fundraiser that doubles as a point of entry for ambitious Democrats curious about the Iowa caucuses.
No one knows - least of all the Department of Agriculture who is supposed to have a handle on how much taxpayer money is being flushed down the toilet by individual fraudsters who game the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program . In Iowa, a long time investigator with the state's Department of Inspections and Appeals scoffs at the idea that the Agriculture Department has any clue how much fraud is committed by individual recipients of SNAP benefits.
PRESS SOUNDS STARTING GUN ON HRC CAMPAIGN Ben Smith: "Let's just get this out of the way now: She's running. This isn't the first time a Clinton campaign began with this steady march from inaction to inevitability.
KIMT News 3 - Cannabis oil could now be on the path of being produced and distributed in the state, following the latest recommendations. Parents however, are saying it has yet to be productive, since it's still considered illegal for them to transport the substance across state lines.
Iowa parents wanting to take advantage of the state's medical cannabis law continue to hit road block after road block. Families that qualify under the law can't access the oil because the state is still working on implementing rules.
Hillary Clinton may be arriving in the Hawkeye State on Sunday, but the Maryland governor has already placed operatives throughout Iowa-the only Democrat with staff on the ground there. Martin O'Malley's incipient presidential campaign already has 11 staffers on the ground in Iowa, working to elect Democrats and build valuable connections for 2016.
A legislative committee narrowly recommended allowing medical marijuana to be grown and sold in Iowa to help people with epilepsy. The 10-member committee was formed to look at problems with a new law that was supposed to allow some epilepsy patients to get marijuana extract.
Pictured at Hagie Manufacturing's Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Recognition Luncheon on August 13 at the Iowa State Fair is Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; Alan Hagie, President & CEO of Hagie Mfg.; Tim Recker, Iowa Farmer and Past President of the Iowa Land Improvement Contractors Association and Iowa Corn Growers Association More than 88 Iowa farm families, named Iowa Farm Environmental Leader award recipients, were honored at a special Recognition Luncheon hosted by Hagie Manufacturing in August.
The 10-member committee was formed to look at problems with a new law that was supposed to allow some epilepsy patients to get marijuana extract. On Thursday, the committee also backed changing state law to reclassify marijuana so it would be easier to get as medication.
Parents throughout Iowa could receive state money to help pay for the education of their children at private schools under a proposal outlined Thursday evening in Fort Dodge. "What we're talking about here tonight are ideas that can transform the educational landscape in Iowa," said Trish Wilger, the executive director of the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education.
Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday promised to work with the Board of Regents on its request for $12.9 million to keep the University of Iowa whole as it rolls out new performance - and enrollment-based funding metrics in the 2016 budget year. When asked if Branstad plans to include the supplemental funding request in his 2016 budget, Branstad said he first must win the November election and then wait for December revenue estimates.
Getting insurance to cover dental care can be spendy, but a new program in Iowa is hoping to change that. The Iowa Dental Wellness Plan started in May. Coverage is offered by the Iowa Department of Human Services through Delta Dental.
State senator Jack Hatch has been in the Iowa Senate for the last 12 years, no he's hoping to move upstairs to the governor's office at the Statehouse.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:14 pm
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