A mixed message
Monday's report from the Legislative Services Agency on General Fund revenue for the month of January may cause some concern among those looking for ways to dramatically increase state spending. With state revenue being 1.2 percent below FY 13's lev
OLSON: Iowa budgeting practices must be conservative
While I do not sit on the Appropriations Committee, a fellow legislator passed on information that was presented to that committee last week consisting of a long-range forecast on the state’s budget and it painted a very interesting picture of Iowa’s future.
- RAGBRAI book may prompt action TONIGHT! Beyond Bake Sales, Raffles, and Golf Outings: Basic Fundraising for Smaller Organizations At 6 p.m. join Linda Wastyn of Wastyn & Associates at the main branch of the library on the second floor for a program about basic fundraising. Most s
- Doing nothing about schoolteacher cheating Philadelphia's public school system has joined several other big-city school systems, such as those in Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, D.C., in widespread teacher-led cheating on standardized academic achievement tests. So far, the city has fired th
- Open tentative contracts to public scrutiny Gov. Pat Quinn, in his State of the State address Wednesday, described his initiatives for jobs, education, and the economy. In a speech delivered 5 years to the day after he assumed office from disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Quinn briefly me
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Show support for students, attend performances and sporting events
Recently my family and I attended the Clinton Middle School’s performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”
- Super Bowl crosses into the absurd If ever there was a straight laced operation, it would be the National Football League. So how does one explain Media Day, the pre-Super Bowl event that is mostly a silly, goofy, absurd showcase to let the world's press -- and about anyone else with
Kudos to Bettendorf business that donated to Humane Society
Shop local? That is what I usually do except for on the rare occasions of going to the Quad-City area or for shopping online.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader thankful for donation to Humane Society
Thank you very much to Schebler Heating and Air of Bettendorf.
Such a thoughtful and generous donation of a new heating system (including labor) for Clinton County’s Humane Society.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote no on Easton Valley tax issues
Easton Valley supporters promised us that taxes would stay low. It hasn’t even been a year and they are asking us to vote to increase property taxes this Tuesday.
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