(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags on the Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, in observance of the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony. Flags at the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial, located at the Oran Pape State Office Building, will be flown at half-staff the week of May 13-19, 2018, in honor of National Police Week.

I have a couple of items from Public Works.  The first notice is regarding Locust Street and the second is a flood update.  In terms of the flood, I would encourage you to remind your audiences to avoid contact with the floodwaters. When we were out and about today, we noticed individuals wading through the water at the Marquette Street boat ramp.  As you know, wading through flood waters is dangerous and dirty.  We highly recommend against it.

SCOTT COUNTY, IA — Tell us how we are doing! The Waste Commission of Scott County and Personal Marketing Research will conduct a follow up survey on recycling in the coming weeks.  400 Residents of Scott County will be contacted by phone to participate in a brief recycling survey. This is a follow up to a recycling survey that was completed in May 2013.

Today, Corri Spiegel, Davenport City Administrator is pleased to announce that she has selected Michael Carlsten as Davenport’s Fire Chief.   

“I am excited and honored at this opportunity  to lead an outstanding department” said Chief Carlsten.  “I look forward to the future of the City of Davenport and the Davenport Fire Department. “   

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Gov. Reynolds releases statement after signing heartbeat bill

Starting Wednesday, May 2 the right northbound lane of Division Street just north of 4th Street, and the right westbound lane of 4th Street at Division will be closed for stormwater intake and pipe repairs.  The work is estimated to be completed by Wednesday, May 9.  Travel delays are possible.

SPRINGFIELD (Apr. 27, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 1273

An Act Concerning Regulation

Action: Vetoed

Note: Veto Message Below

Bill No.: SB 193

An Act Concerning Regulation

Action: Vetoed

Note: Veto Message Below


Veto Message for HB 1273

April 27, 2018

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following 11 bills into law on Tuesday:

Across rural Iowa, folks who live away from urban centers often have struggles getting assistance from Emergency Medical Services (EMS) when an emergency occurs. Patients in rural areas have the same acute and chronic medical conditions requiring an emergency response as those in urban areas do, however many rural EMS agencies face unique challenges in delivering quality care. Additionally, rural EMS agencies may be the closest, or even the only healthcare provider for these areas.

WASHINGTON – Current and former law enforcement leaders from around the United States today called on Congress and the White House to pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. In a letter today to congressional leaders, the Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration warned that focus