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Burlington Trailways gets $740K in grants from IDOT

December 10, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.3 million in grants for four intercity transportation providers for the calendar year 2019 Intercity Bus Program. The Commission approved the funds for nine [Read More…]

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Reynolds forms Census Count Committee

November 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that she is forming the Iowa Census Complete Count Committee (CCC) to increase awareness among Iowans about the importance of completing the U.S. Census in 2020. The [Read More…]

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Quad Con coming to Burlington’s Comfort Inn

November 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Submitted article BURLINGTON – Quad Con will be bringing it’s cosplay, video game tournaments and other activities to the Comfort Suites Conference Center in Burlington next weekend. Quad Con is all about coming together and [Read More…]

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Burlington airport gets $135K runway grant

September 21, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

WASHINGTON. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport will receive an $135,267 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. This funding will be used [Read More…]

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Loebsack pens bill to improve broadband maps

September 6, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

WASHINGTON – Friday, U.S. Reps. Dave Loebsack- Iowa and Bob Latta – Ohio, introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband availability maps. The “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and [Read More…]

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Winegard pops open PointsBet facility Friday

August 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – Catfish Bend Casino Principal Owner Randy Winegard placed a $100 bet on the Iowa Hawkeyes to win the Big Ten football championship this year, the commemorative first bet at [Read More…]

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Catfish Bend ready to roll dice on new sportsbook facility

August 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR BURLINGTON – You could lay pretty good odds that sportsbook wagering will start on Thursday at Catfish Bend Casino. Construction and training people scurried about the electric, almost futuristic room, that [Read More…]

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Three southeast Iowas reappointed to state boards

August 3, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Graber appointed to BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Three area Iowans were reappointed to state commissions by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday. Three-term Des Moines County Supervisor Tom Broeker of Burlington was appointed to [Read More…]

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Raise the Wage Act passes House Thursday

July 18, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed the Raise the Wage Act on a bipartisan vote. This legislation would gradually raise the minimum wage [Read More…]

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Reynolds signs property tax bill into law

May 23, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

Bill requires a 2/3 majority override on budgets that exceed previous year’s by 2%. BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR DES MOINES – Iowa governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law today that makes local government [Read More…]

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Officials react to property tax bill

April 25, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

DES MOINES – After debates that went full into early Thursday morning, a bill that requires Iowa’s cities and counties to secure a supermajority before increasing property tax revenues is in front of the governor. [Read More…]

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Loebsack says 116th Congress will be his last

April 13, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON D.C. Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement Friday after announcing that he will be retiring at the end of the 116th Congress. Loebsack was first elected in 2006 and will have served for a [Read More…]

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Reynolds ends talks with UnitedHealthcare

March 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 1

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced late Friday that she is ending negotiations with UnitedHealthcare to provide health insurance under the state’s managed care system. Reynolds issued the following statement this afternoon. “Today [Read More…]

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USDA unveils new Dairy Margin Coverage program

March 7, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers [Read More…]

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Loebsack looking for high school artwork

March 5, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now begin to submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. [Read More…]

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Burlington Ticket Wins $2 Million Powerball Prize

February 10, 2019 Lee Vandenberg 1

CLIVE, Iowa — Someone who bought a Powerball® ticket at a Burlington supermarket won a $2 million prize in Saturday’s drawing. It is Iowa’s second big lottery winner in a month. The $2 million-winning ticket was [Read More…]

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DOT experiencing network issues

December 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

AMES – According to a statement released this morning the Iowa Department of Transportation is having network issued that could impact driver’s licenses services in some areas of the state. “The DOT is experiencing unreliability [Read More…]