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Iowa Republicans Talk Caucus Campaigns & Gas Tax

posted on February 27, 2015 04:21 PM

Iowa Republicans Talk Caucus Campaigns & Gas Tax Play Video Steve Scheffler, Iowa National Republican Committeeman; Craig Robinson, editor of TheIowaRepublican.com; and Doug Gross, a former Iowa Republican gubernatorial nominee, are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses early maneuvering among Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa, passage of the gas tax increase at the Iowa Statehouse, and the caucus campaign season ahead. Joining Scheffler, Robinson and Gross at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Jennifer...

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Is having more presidential candidate forums good or bad?

posted on February 27, 2015 03:03 PM

Is having more presidential candidate forums good or bad? Play Video The Republican National Committee is controlling the number of presidential candidate debates for the 2016 election cycle. As a result, more forums organized by a variety of people and special interest groups are popping up. Our Republican panel talks about whether that's good for vetting... Watch Story

Who gets blamed for problems at new Fort Madison prison?

posted on February 27, 2015 03:02 PM

Who gets blamed for problems at new Fort Madison prison? Play Video Republican Doug Gross says the buck ultimately stops with the governor. However, he says a big problem with the prison was the project labor agreement under Gov. Chet Culver, so that's a legacy problem for Culver. Gross says Branstad will ultimately be judged on how he deals with the problems. Watch Story

Is there political fallout for passing gas tax?

posted on February 27, 2015 03:00 PM

Is there political fallout for passing gas tax? Play Video The Iowa legislature swiftly passed, and Governor Terry Branstad quickly signed into law, a 10 cent increase in the state's gas tax. Republicans Doug Gross and Steve Scheffler don't believe elected officials will pay a political price for voting for the gas tax, while Craig Robinson says it's... Watch Story

Regents Funding Model for Iowa Private Colleges

posted on February 20, 2015 03:26 PM

Regents Funding Model for Iowa Private Colleges Play Video Jeffrey Bullock, president of the University of Dubuque in Dubuque; Kent Henning, president of Grand View University in Des Moines; and Mark Putnam, president of Central College in Pella are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses concerns over the new Regents funding... Watch Full Episode

Alternatives to traditional classroom education now offered at Iowa's private colleges

posted on February 20, 2015 02:43 PM

Alternatives to traditional classroom education now offered at Iowa's private colleges Play Video With online education becoming more and more popular, the 21st century model of higher education is much different than traditional campus education. Central College, Grand View University, and University of Dubuque are starting to offer the online classroom experience, but have yet to fully... Watch Story

Does the closing of AIB signal concern with other private colleges?

posted on February 20, 2015 02:37 PM

Does the closing of AIB signal concern with other private colleges? Play Video The closing of the American Institute of Business in Des Moines came as a surprise to many in the higher education community. President's Mark Putnam, Jeffrey Bullock, and Kent Henning discuss what keeps their institutions from incurring the same fate. Watch Story

Regents university funding formula impact on private colleges

posted on February 20, 2015 02:33 PM

Regents university funding formula impact on private colleges Play Video The presidents of University of Dubuque, Central College, and Grand View University all give their impressions of the new funding model for the states three regents universities and what impact it might have on them. Kent Henning, president of Grand View University, believes the new model has... Watch Story

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