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Corbett: Mayors support gas tax for infrastructure

posted on May 30, 2014 04:20 PM

Corbett: Mayors support gas tax for infrastructure Play Video 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... Watch Story

Governor Terry E. Branstad

posted on May 23, 2014 03:57 PM

Governor Terry E. Branstad Play Video 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. Joining Governor Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news... Watch Full Episode

Branstad says he has nothing to hide in DAS investigation

posted on May 23, 2014 12:02 PM

Branstad says he has nothing to hide in DAS investigation Play Video 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... Watch Story

Branstad says he's staying out of casino decisions

posted on May 23, 2014 11:57 AM

Branstad says he's staying out of casino decisions Play Video 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. Watch Story

Branstad says he'll sign cannabis oil bill

posted on May 23, 2014 11:43 AM

Branstad says he'll sign cannabis oil bill Play Video 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. Watch Story

Estes, Knapp and Quinn sing Iowa Corn Song

posted on May 15, 2014 04:10 PM

Estes, Knapp and Quinn sing Iowa Corn Song Play Video Simon Estes, Ken Quinn and Bill Knapp, all recipients of the Iowa Award, Iowa's highest civilian honor, join together to sing the Iowa Corn Song at the end of a taping of Iowa Press. Watch Story

Knapp, Estes and Quinn offer advice to graduates

posted on May 15, 2014 04:06 PM

Knapp, Estes and Quinn offer advice to graduates Play Video Bill Knapp, Simon Estes and Ken Quinn, all recipients of the prestigious Iowa Award, offer what advice they would give to high school graduates at commencement time. Watch Story

Quinn says the world still needs U.S. leadership

posted on May 15, 2014 04:01 PM

Quinn says the world still needs U.S. leadership Play Video Ambassador Ken Quinn, World Food Prize president, says the U.S. is a huge economic power and a great military power, but it's also a great moral power. He says the U.S. has a significant role to play in responding around the world when humans are at risk. Watch Story

Estes lobbies for music to be core in education

posted on May 15, 2014 03:59 PM

Estes lobbies for music to be core in education Play Video Opera singer Simon Estes says music is just as important a part of education as reading, math and science. Watch Story

Knapp on what Iowa does best

posted on May 15, 2014 03:55 PM

Knapp on what Iowa does best Play Video Businessman and philanthropist Bill Knapp says Iowa is better than anyplace else at producing food, and the spotlight will be on Iowa in the years ahead as feeding a growing population continues to be a challenge. He also says he admires Harry Stine, who is making a difference in food production. Watch Story

Sally Mason on Kinnick Stadium's Pink Locker Room

posted on May 9, 2014 03:56 PM

Sally Mason on Kinnick Stadium's Pink Locker Room Play Video In response to recent editorials calling for a change to Kinnick Stadium’s pink-colored locker room, President Sally Mason says the University should leave the space alone and “move on.” She adds any alteration would be cost prohibitive and the time to change would have been when Kinnick... Watch Story

Sally Mason on Paying Student Athletes

posted on May 9, 2014 03:52 PM

Sally Mason on Paying Student Athletes Play Video University of Iowa President Sally Mason suggests the situation at Northwestern University involving unionization and paying student athletes threatens the future of college athletics. Mason adds the NCAA must provide a framework for the University to provide students additional services. Mason... Watch Story

Sally Mason on U of Iowa Cannabis Research

posted on May 9, 2014 03:48 PM

Sally Mason on U of Iowa Cannabis Research Play Video President Sally Mason says the University of Iowa has a responsibility to research topics like medical cannabis and will look toward policy makers for guidance on when to proceed. Watch Story

Sally Mason on University of Iowa's Sexual Assault Incidents

posted on May 9, 2014 03:43 PM

Sally Mason on University of Iowa's Sexual Assault Incidents Play Video President Sally Mason stresses the University of Iowa is not on the federal Clery Act list of institutions under investigation for sexual assaults on campus. Mason adds sexual assaults happen everywhere and the U of Iowa numbers are actually down this year. Watch Story

Senators Mike Gronstal and Bill Dix

posted on May 2, 2014 05:51 PM

Senators Mike Gronstal and Bill Dix Play Video Senator Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs), Senate Majority Leader; and Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock), Senate Minority Leader are the guests this edition of Iowa Press. Joining Gronstal and Dix at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and... Watch Full Episode
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