Political News

08/30/2017 - 7:57am

In a series of tweets on Thursday, State Representative Pat Grassley of New Hartford expressed concern about a plan that will provide almost $20 million in state incentives to tech giant Apple for a new data center in Waukee. He went on, however, to push for tax code reforms that would render such perks less necessary in the future.

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07/26/2017 - 2:04pm
Four months ago, Tracy Freese ascended to the rank of chairwoman with the Grundy County Democratic Party, and this week, she formally announced that she’ll be running for the Iowa Senate District 25 seat in 2018 and likely challenging Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) amidst calls for his resignation over the handling of a sexual...
05/16/2017 - 11:57am
Will Pat Grassley be Iowa’s next Secretary of Agriculture? A lot of people seem to think so.             The Republican State Representative, whose district includes southern Butler, northern Hardin and all of Grundy County, is the presumptive favorite to move into the role if current...
04/20/2017 - 8:35am
The fate of the Affordable Care Act and Critical Access Hospitals dominated the discussion when U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) visited the Grundy County Memorial Hospital to meet with executives, board members and local officials last Wednesday morning.             “A lot of our...
04/12/2017 - 8:03am
President Donald Trump’s initial budget proposal would cut over 60 percent of the funding for Operation Threshold in Grundy County and gut the offerings of the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, which serves senior citizens locally.   Operation Threshold, a community action agency that also serves Black Hawk and Buchanan...
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