posted on June 12, 2014 02:05 PM
Sen. Jack Hatch says the unique situation and circumstances in Cedar Rapids should be taken into consideration in deciding whether to approve a casino license for the city. He says the state should not be in the business of protecting profits of existing casinos at the expense of another...
posted on June 12, 2014 02:04 PM
Sen. Jack Hatch says the campaign ads attacking him don't have any basis, and they are simply diverting attention from what he calls a scandal-ridden Branstad administration. Hatch says he's released one year of tax returns under the tradition of previous gubernatorial candidates. He also says he...
posted on June 12, 2014 02:01 PM
Sen. Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Iowa is coasting. He says as governor he would focus on four, key areas for the state: education security, energy security, environmental security, and economic and job development security.
posted on June 6, 2014 04:57 PM
U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Kiron) is the guest. We will discuss his experience in the 2002 Congressional race, when he won the Republican nomination at a convention and went on to defeat the Democratic challenger in the general election.
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posted on June 6, 2014 02:43 PM
Rep. Steve King says he supports the 35% threshold for candidates in a primary election. However, he says if a candidate doesn't reach 35%, he would prefer to see a runoff election between the top two candidates, rather than have the nomination decided by delegates to a convention.
posted on June 6, 2014 02:33 PM
Rep. Steve King says he's open to voting for someone other than Rep. John Boehner as Speaker of the House, if Republicans retain control of Congress after the 2014 elections. King says he has no interest in running for Speaker himself.
posted on June 6, 2014 02:29 PM
Rep. Steve King says the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists, and the release of American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay was a "colossal mistake" by the Obama administration. He says it empowers the enemy and puts U.S. troops at risk.
posted on May 30, 2014 04:44 PM
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. We will discuss redevelopment and successes in their respective cities, as well as what challenges they face and what opportunities might be ahead.
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posted on May 30, 2014 04:26 PM
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says a Cedar Rapids casino would have been a shot in the arm for state gambling revenues because of its urban location. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie says he is not a proponent of gambling personally, but he thinks Des Moines' partnership with Polk County and Prairie...
posted on May 30, 2014 04:22 PM
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie says urban and rural stakeholders must work together to address water quality issues. The sources of contaminates has to be considered, not just dealing with how to remove them later.
posted on May 30, 2014 04:20 PM
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says he and other mayors across Iowa support the legislature raising Iowa's gas tax to fund roads and transportation. Corbett says Cedar Rapids couldn't wait forever for the legislature to act, so in the meantime, citizens passed a local option tax to fund...
posted on May 23, 2014 03:57 PM
Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R-Panora) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. We discuss his administration, look back at the 2014 legislative session and get an update on his re-election campaign.
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posted on May 23, 2014 12:02 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad responds to questions about whether state merit employees and political appointees are treated differently with severance packages. He also says his administration has nothing to hide and that Senate Democrats are the ones trying to hide information related to legislative...
posted on May 23, 2014 11:57 AM
Gov. Terry Branstad says he's leaving casino decisions up to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and that any changes to gambling laws and regulations are for the legislature to decide. He does say he likes Cedar Rapids' designation for a proposed casino to be smoke-free.
posted on May 23, 2014 11:43 AM
Gov. Terry Branstad says he has reviewed the cannabis oil bill passed by the legislature, and he will sign it into law. He says he thinks it will help Iowans with epilepsy, and the bill is written in a limited way that should help prevent abuses and problems.