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Gross: Vander Plaats wouldn't necessarily win Senate nomination, if he runs

posted on November 27, 2013 02:59 PM

Gross: Vander Plaats wouldn't necessarily win Senate nomination, if he runs Play Video Republican strategist Doug Gross says recent polling shows Bob Vander Plaats would not be a lock for the Republican nomination if he decides to jump in the 2014 U.S. Senate race. Gross says the race is still unformed, and primary candidates will have to raise a lot of money and develop a good... Watch Story

Link, Gross on the effect of Obamacare in 2014

posted on November 27, 2013 02:56 PM

Link, Gross on the effect of Obamacare in 2014 Play Video How much of a factor could Obamacare be in the 2014 election? Democratic strategist Jeff Link says once problems with the rocky start are fixed, people will come to like the law. Republican strategist Doug Gross says it's the gift that keeps on giving, and the problems with the law will be... Watch Story

Link: If Hillary runs, she'll campaign aggressively in Iowa

posted on November 27, 2013 02:53 PM

Link: If Hillary runs, she'll campaign aggressively in Iowa Play Video Democratic strategist Jeff Link says he thinks if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she will run an aggressive campaign in Iowa and will have a 50-state strategy. He says she has a more enhanced profile now than she had leading up to 2008. Watch Story

Public pension and retirement reforms

posted on November 22, 2013 07:05 PM

Public pension and retirement reforms Play Video Michael Fitzgerald, State Treasurer; Donna Mueller, CEO of IPERS; and Gretchen Tegeler, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The discussion will include public pensions, retirement and reforms. Joining Fitzgerald,... Watch Full Episode

IPERS' Mueller: Government must fund pension commitments, or system will be short

posted on November 22, 2013 02:54 PM

IPERS' Mueller: Government must fund pension commitments, or system will be short Play Video Donna Mueller, CEO of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), says there needs to be a funding policy in place for public pensions, and the government must continue to fund those commitments. She says one of the reasons IPERS isn't fully funded is because government hasn't always... Watch Story

IPERS' Mueller: Iowa ahead of the ball on reforms; Employees share some risk

posted on November 22, 2013 02:48 PM

IPERS' Mueller: Iowa ahead of the ball on reforms; Employees share some risk Play Video Donna Mueller, CEO of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), says Iowa was ahead of the ball on reforms to the pension system. Changes went into effect a couple years ago, and public employees are now contributing more and sharing in the risk. Watch Story

Gretchen Tegeler cites potential solutions to shore up public pensions

posted on November 22, 2013 02:43 PM

Gretchen Tegeler cites potential solutions to shore up public pensions Play Video Gretchen Tegeler, executive director of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa, says there are alternate approaches that could be considered to take stress of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) and other public pensions. One would be to include a 401k-type of retirement... Watch Story

Treasurer Fitzgerald: Capping IPERS benefits would be good policy

posted on November 22, 2013 02:40 PM

Treasurer Fitzgerald: Capping IPERS benefits would be good policy Play Video State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald says IPERS is a good program, and it's worked relatively well for decades. However, he says it would be good public policy to cap benefits at a reasonable amount to prevent high salary earners from collecting six-figure annual pensions. Watch Story

Iowa Transportation and Roads

posted on November 15, 2013 03:51 PM

Iowa Transportation and Roads Play Video Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, Representative Josh Byrnes, chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Dave Scott, executive director of the Iowa Good Roads Association are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The discussion includes gas taxes,... Watch Full Episode

Dave Scott: Raising gas tax is logical, fair and should be done

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Dave Scott: Raising gas tax is logical, fair and should be done Play Video Dave Scott, executive director of the Iowa Good Roads Association, says raising the gas tax is the most logical and fair way to fund roads and transportation infrastructure projects. He points out this is the longest stretch of time in the history of the gas tax in Iowa that there's been no... Watch Story

Rep. Josh Byrnes: Gas tax hike is conservative solution; politics getting in the way

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Rep. Josh Byrnes: Gas tax hike is conservative solution; politics getting in the way Play Video Rep. Josh Byrnes, chair of the House Transportation Committee, says politics are preventing approval of a gas tax hike along with other measures. He says it's frustrating, and he argues that raising the gas tax would actually be what he considers a fiscally conservative solution. Watch Story

Paul Trombino III: Red dye fuel tax would help farmers get product to market

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Paul Trombino III: Red dye fuel tax would help farmers get product to market Play Video Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Dept. of Transportation, says a DOT proposal to begin applying taxes to red dyed fuel used in agriculture will ultimately help improve roads and bridges that are critical to farmers getting their product to market. Watch Story

Paul Trombino III: Traffic camera rules necessary for continuity

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Paul Trombino III: Traffic camera rules necessary for continuity Play Video Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, says the DOT has come up with rules about traffic enforcement cameras on state highways in order to create a standard policy that is based on good traffic engineering research. Watch Story

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

posted on November 8, 2013 03:29 PM

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Play Video Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses ongoing farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. and the impact on rural America. Vilsack is joined at the Iowa Press table by moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news... Watch Full Episode

Vilsack: Many people don't understand SNAP and who benefits

posted on November 8, 2013 03:27 PM

Vilsack: Many people don't understand SNAP and who benefits Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says a lot of people do not understand the SNAP (food assistance) program. He says more attention should be paid to efforts to get the small percentage of unemployed people receiving SNAP benefits connected to job opportunities. Watch Story
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