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Is having more presidential candidate forums good or bad? (#4223)

Is having more presidential candidate forums good or bad? (#4223)

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:03 PM

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... 03:04 Read More »
Who gets blamed for problems at new Fort Madison prison? (#4223)

Who gets blamed for problems at new Fort Madison prison? (#4223)

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:02 PM

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... 01:57 Read More »
Is there political fallout for passing gas tax? (#4223)

Is there political fallout for passing gas tax? (#4223)

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM

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... 02:46 Read More »
Regents Funding Model for Iowa Private Colleges (#4222)

Regents Funding Model for Iowa Private Colleges (#4222)

posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Full Program: 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... 28:43 Read More »
Alternatives to traditional classroom education now offered at Iowa's private colleges (#4222)

Alternatives to traditional classroom education now offered at Iowa's private colleges (#4222)

posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:43 PM

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... 01:55 Read More »
Does the closing of AIB signal concern with other private colleges? (#4222)

Does the closing of AIB signal concern with other private colleges? (#4222)

posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:37 PM

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... 03:02 Read More »
Regents university funding formula impact on private colleges (#4222)

Regents university funding formula impact on private colleges (#4222)

posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:33 PM

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... 02:20 Read More »
Branstad re-evaluating state construction oversight (#4221)

Branstad re-evaluating state construction oversight (#4221)

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Gov. Terry Branstad says he's rethinking how his administration oversees state construction projects in light of problems with the new state prison in Ft. Madison. Branstad says it's also good that he eliminated project labor agreements and has... 02:36 Read More »
Branstad on serving full term: "Yes. I intend to." (#4221)

Branstad on serving full term: "Yes. I intend to." (#4221)

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Gov. Terry Branstad says he intends to serve all four years of his new term as governor. He also says a recent illness that caused him to collapse at an event has taught him that he needs to listen to his wife. In response to a question about... 01:34 Read More »
Governor Terry E. Branstad (#4221)

Governor Terry E. Branstad (#4221)

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Full Program: Gov. Terry Branstad (R - Des Moines) is our guest on this edition of Iowa Press. We discuss his legislative priorities during his 6th term as Iowa’s chief executive and the political outlook for potential candidates ahead of the 2016 Iowa... 28:45 Read More »
Branstad leans toward compromise on school start dates (#4221)

Branstad leans toward compromise on school start dates (#4221)

posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Gov. Terry Branstad says eliminating the school start date law and letting schools start whenever they want is "not acceptable." However, he says something close to a House proposal that would allow a start date the week of August 23 might be an... 01:10 Read More »
Iowa Gas Tax and Transportation Issues (#4220)

Iowa Gas Tax and Transportation Issues (#4220)

posted on February 6, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Full Program: Rep. Josh Byrnes (R-Osage), chair of the House Transportation Committee; Sen. Tod Bowman (D-Maquoketa), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee; and Dave Stanley, a representative from Iowans for Tax Relief are the guests on this edition... 28:45 Read More »
Tax miles driven instead of gas consumption? (#4220)

Tax miles driven instead of gas consumption? (#4220)

posted on February 6, 2015 at 1:06 PM

As more hybrid and electric cars hit the streets, some Iowans question whether a user fee focusing on gas consumption vs. miles driven is fair. Sen. Tod Bowman says a study group would periodically re-evaluate a gas tax, and at some point, taxing... 01:11 Read More »
All sides agree bonding for road repairs is wrong approach (#4220)

All sides agree bonding for road repairs is wrong approach (#4220)

posted on February 6, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Thirty Iowa counties have bonded to pay for road repairs. Rep. Josh Byrnes, Sen. Tod Bowman and Iowans for Tax Relief Chairman Dave Stanley all agree that's not good for taxpayers. That's why Byrnes and Bowman say a user fee, such as raising the... 02:06 Read More »
Disagreement on gas tax distribution formula (#4220)

Disagreement on gas tax distribution formula (#4220)

posted on February 6, 2015 at 1:05 PM

A larger portion of gas tax revenues goes toward state highway and bridge projects than goes to county and local projects that have critical funding needs. Iowans for Tax Relief Chairman Dave Stanley says legislators should fix the "obsolete"... 02:17 Read More »
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