Iowa

Iowa Department of Transportation

If all goes according to plan, construction of the new I-74 bridge will begin this summer. Tuesday the Iowa Department of Transportation opened bids for the project connecting Moline with Bettendorf, across the Mississippi River.

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

The current rules for siting large animal confinements in Iowa are not tough enough. That's according to a group called Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement which will hold the latest in a series of public meetings in Davenport Thursday night.

Family Law Experiment

Apr 18, 2017

An experiment is underway in eastern Iowa to change how divorce and other family law cases are handled by the courts. The goal of the pilot project is to speed up simple cases, allow more people to represent themselves, and give judges a more active role.

EICC Budget for 2017-18

Mar 13, 2017

Work on next year's budget for the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is nearly finished. Monday night trustees will hold a public hearing, and then vote on a proposal for Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine Community Colleges.

Rising property values, and tax revenue, are key features of next year's budget for the city of Davenport. 

Wednesday night the city council will hold a public hearing, with final approval expected next week.

Sterilite Corporation

In Davenport, a new budget and help for a major new employer are in the works.

state of Iowa

Some new faces, and a new majority, will take over in Des Moines next week when the new legislative session gets underway.

http://www.iowabusinesscouncil.org/documents/filelibrary/IBC_CorpBrochure_E86E426CED0D0.pdf / Iowa Business Council website

The latest survey from the Iowa Business Council shows economic activity in the state is improving. The group’s 4th quarter index stands at 59, up two points from last quarter. That’s still one point lower than a year ago. Any mark above 50 shows business sentiment among corporate executives is positive.

The results are especially strong for the future sales index which is at 66, seven points higher than the third quarter.

The Iowa Business Council consists of the top executives at Iowa’s largest companies, plus the presidents of the three regents universities.

Credit ID Action

An Iowa organization wants every disabled voter in the state to feel confident about voting this fall. On Friday, ID Action will hold a Voter Training session for Quad Cities residents with disabilities. 

Credit LULAC 307 of Iowa

Starting this weekend, Latino voters in Iowa will be reminded that "your vote is your voice." On Saturday, the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, will launch its Informed Voter Project, to make sure the 50,000 Hispanic voters in Iowa are armed with the information they need for the November election. 

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