Governor Terry Branstad says he wants to limit the money cities like Oskaloosa can spend. He also wants to make the state more business friendly, he says the state can do this by lowering commercial property taxes.
The following is a press release from William Penn University:
To celebrate the start of a new semester, and officially welcome students back to William Penn, the University will hold its Dean’s Convocation at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24 in the main gymnasium.
At the start of each semester convocation is held to set the tone for that semester with the President’s Convocation in the fall and the Dean’s Convocation in the spring.
The following is a recap of the Mahaska County Supervisors meeting of January 16, 2012.
County Sanitarian, Eric Dursky, informed the board that he will host an informational meeting about septic tanks next week. Owners of septic tanks not up-to code could face a fine of $500 a day until fixed.
This week Republican officials in Iowa announced new numbers from the Iowa caucuses held earlier this month. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum won the final certified vote count coming in 34 votes ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
Initial results gave Romney an 8-vote victory over Santorum. Check out this video of what Oskaloosa residents think about the winner changing and how it might affect the country's opinion of Iowa.
Taxes, roads and budgets highlighted Oskaloosa's first Eggs and Issues forum of the year, which focused on local issues. About 130 people attended this meeting, according to Moderator and Chamber Director Jon Sullivan.