posted on April 24, 2014 09:52 PM
Businessman Mark Jacobs says the Affordable Care Act has caused Iowans to experience reduced work hours and caused the cancellation of some health care insurance.
posted on April 24, 2014 09:51 PM
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Schaben says farmers deserve government support more than other businesses.
posted on April 24, 2014 09:50 PM
Former U.S. District Attorney Matt Whitaker calls for major reform of the U.S. tax code.
posted on April 24, 2014 09:49 PM
College Professor and radio personality Sam Clovis says statistics show affirmative action has hurt minorities economically.
posted on April 18, 2014 02:49 PM
Jeff Lambert, chair of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, says he and other commissioners are cautious about allowing competing casinos to come in too close to existing casinos. He says Iowa has had a stable gaming industry, and he voted against a proposed Cedar Rapids casino because it...
posted on April 18, 2014 02:48 PM
Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Chairman Jeff Lamberti says the commission encourages and requires gambling facilities to be top-notch. He says that means competition is a big factor in deciding whether or not a new facility would be a benefit or if it would have a negative impact on other...
posted on April 18, 2014 02:46 PM
Economist Ernie Goss says the casino industry is very competitive, with newer facilities competing against older facilities and luring away customers. He also points out that casinos in interior locations within Iowa generally don't draw as many out-of-state gamblers as border town casinos.
posted on April 18, 2014 02:44 PM
Jeff Lamberti, chair of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, says a proposed Greene County casino is not an apples-to-apples comparison with the Cedar Rapids casino proposal that the commission voted down at its April meeting. Lamberti says Greene County's location and smaller casino size...
posted on April 4, 2014 03:25 PM
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses the latest concerns in rural America as well as political issues surrounding the 2014 elections.
Joining Vilsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and...
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posted on April 4, 2014 03:05 PM
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the USDA is helping organize and share information with farmers about climate change so they can take advantage of opportunities and take whatever action they might need to mitigate and adapt to the changes.
posted on April 4, 2014 03:03 PM
Sec. Tom Vilsack says he doesn't know what's in his future beyond his current job at the USDA. However, in response to a question about possible interest in working in education, Vilsack says he had a compelling experience as a fellow at Harvard, and "if there's any opportunity for me to work with...
posted on April 4, 2014 03:00 PM
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack responded recently to accusations from Iowa Rep. Tom Latham that the USDA isn't on the side of farmers. Vilsack says the USDA advocates strongly for all of rural America and that getting a good Farm Bill passed, working on the Clean Water Act and...
posted on April 4, 2014 02:58 PM
Sec. Tom Vilsack says there was no money paid during this two terms as governor of Iowa to keep people quiet. He says there was no need for secret settlements.
posted on March 26, 2014 03:44 PM
Former Senator Rick Santorum is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. The chairman of Patriot Voices and a 2012 Republican presidential candidate will talk about local, national and international political issues, as well as look ahead to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses and the presidential race....
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posted on March 26, 2014 02:42 PM
Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) says he doesn't feel ripped off by Iowa or the caucus process after being named runner up on Caucus night, only to be named the winner at a later date after votes were recounted. Santorum says the Iowa Caucuses performed as well as ever and he doesn't...