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Visa-investor reforms could boost rural Texas

By   /  December 11, 2015  /  Iowa, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Saying the controversial EB-5 immigration system is “loaded with fraud and abuse,” Sen. Charles Grassley wants to tighten the program that grants U.S. visas to foreign nationals.

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EPA makes ethanol decision that ticks off both sides

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Iowa, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A decision Monday by EPA regarding ethanol and the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard alienated just about everyone.

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Hair braiders tangle with Iowa in lawsuit challenging ‘burdensome and arbitrary’ regulations

By   /  October 29, 2015  /  Accountability, Iowa, Issues, Jobs + Growth, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit filed on Wednesday challenges “burdensome and arbitrary” occupational licensing rules for hair braiding in Iowa.

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Ricketts’ security costs pale in comparison to some, but not North Dakota

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  Iowa, Nebraska, News, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Gov. Pete Ricketts’ security detail is logging big time overtime following him around the world, but not all governors even have full-time protection.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare Roadshow hits Iowa

By   /  June 26, 2015  /  Health Care, Iowa, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Embrace Obamacare, or throw the mentally ill in prison. According to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, those are a state’s only options.

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Is cellulosic biofuel ready for prime time?

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Iowa, Kansas, National, News  /  No Comments

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The EPA wants wants more cellulosic biofuels in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Supporters say that’s great but critics seriously doubt the targets can be met.

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