Local business leaders want state and local government to improve the economy and create a business-friendly climate. Tuesday, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce announced its 2018 legislative priorities.
The first official candidate for president for the 2020 election will visit the Quad Cities and eastern Iowa this weekend. This will be the 5th trip to Iowa for Maryland Congressman and democrat John Delaney since announcing his candidacy last summer.
Arconic will invest more money in its Davenport Works plant. The aerospace and industrial company plans to install a horizontal heat treat furnace. It will create longer and thicker aluminum plate for aircraft wings, skins, and other structural components.
People in Iowa who rent their homes to visitors will soon have to start collecting hotel and motel taxes. Airbnb has signed an agreement with the state department of revenue that goes into effect November lst.
The chief judge of Iowa's Seventh Judicial District will serve another term. Thursday the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court announced appointments for each of the eight districts, including the re-appointment of Marlita Greve.