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LeMars City Council To Discuss Water Issues

City administrator Scott Langel says the council has before them for consideration at least seven different proposals.
 
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Langel says the council is looking to the state for an approved revolving loan to assist with the financing of the project.  Twice before, the city has been granted funding through that program, and Langel believes it should happen again.

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Besides, the Water Improvement Study, the council is looking at different proposals from the private sector that may reduce the daily load at the Water Treatment Facility.

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Langel says it is still too early to have a cost analysis on the proposed projects.

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A lawsuit says Gov. Terry Branstad
violated the Iowa Constitution when he vetoed parts of a bill that
would have kept open 36 unemployment offices.
    The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by union leader Danny Homan and four Democratic
leaders.
     Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht rejected the allegation and says
the lawsuit was nothing more than political posturing by Homan, who
is president of Council 61 of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees,
     Branstad says the legislation would have prevented the
department from devising a more efficient system for helping
unemployed Iowa residents.
     The lawsuit says the governor cannot redirect money struck
through a line-item veto. 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Court of Appeals has upheld a
lower court ruling that a former Casey's General Stores employee
isn't eligible for unemployment benefits because she was fired for
taking soup from a dumpster.
     Pamela Tompkins-Kutcher removed the soup from the Iowa
convenience store's dumpster in 2009, saying she planned to take it
home to feed it to her dog.
     Tompkins-Kutcher was fired for the incident and subsequently filed for unemployment benefits.
     Casey's doesn't allow employees to take anything from its stores
without paying for it, and it successfully appealed
Tompkins-Kutcher's unemployment benefits claim.
     An employee in Iowa is not eligible for unemployment benefits if
the agency finds the employee was terminated for misconduct.

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Some people and groups worried about
Iowa's deteriorating roads and bridges have been expressing their
support for a 10-cent increase in the state gasoline tax.
     The Des Moines Register reports that at a public forum Wednesday
in Des Moines, most of the speakers said Iowa must have more money
in its budget to spend on preserving the state's 114,000-mile road
system.
     The forum was sponsored by Gov. Terry Branstad's 2020
transportation advisory commission. The commission will make
recommendations to the Legislature, which is expected to consider
proposals to raise the tax when lawmakers convene in January.
     Trucking company co-owner Bob Kohlwes said at the forum that he
and his fellow owners "are more than willing to pay our fair
share" to maintain Iowa's roads.

 

(Washington) --  Iowa Congressman Steve King is calling for Congressional hearings into the Obama administration's actions to grant executive amnesty to illegal aliens.  On August 18th, Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the Department of Homeland Security was creating an interagency working group charged with a case by case review of all illegal aliens currently in removal proceedings. King says, by doing so, the Obama administration is seeking to assume the authority to ignore Congressionally mandated deportations. The fifth district Iowa republican says "the president of the United States and all his federal appointees take an oath to the Constitution that requires that they take care that the laws be faithfully executed.  King says "our laws are to be enforced faithfully, not ignored or defied by the very people whose job it is to enforce them."  King says he is asking for Congressional hearings to put the President and his cabinet members on notice that neither Congress nor the American people will tolerate such contempt for their own oath, the Constitution and the rule of the law.
 

 

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