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"Republicans 'fixed' the problem of too many absentee ballots by barring election officials from sending absentee ballot request forms to all voters. They 'fixed' the problem of satellite voting sites by barring local officials from setting up such sites. ..." more
"Although we always appreciate the coverage that The North Scott Press provides for Glynns Creek Golf Course, V's Golf Shop at Glynns Creek Golf Course and tourism in Iowa, I would like to point out some errors in two articles from the March 24, 2021 edition. ..." more
"Voter suppression is the new agenda for Republican politicians since they lost power in the last election, however, our very democracy depends on free elections which ensure a government of the people, by the people and for the people. ..." more
"My father once said, 'Bill, use your head for something better than a hat rack' ..." more
"Mr. Ken Fordham in a recent letter to the editor put out a challenge to produce the evidence of fraud in the presidential election. Challenge accepted ..." more
Win or lose, the NCAA tournaments are a sign that our country is on the right track with Covid. It was a year ago the plug was pulled on March Madness, signaling the start of a gloomy period for our country – and world. Let's not forget Covid is not just an American issue. Until the virus is under control everywhere, we will not be free of it anywhere. more
A lot has happened to Wyatt Wriedt since I last checked in with him after he became North Scott’s first-and-only two-time state wrestling champion. more
March 26, 1981: A new decision by the Scott County Board of Supervisors to stop subsidizing private ambulance companies left the future of service in doubt. more
National Agriculture Day, March 23, was a good time to pause and reflect on a farm economy, and more importantly, a food supply system that has been buffeted by everything from  unstable supply chains and shortages, weather extremes to retaliatory tariffs and a world-wide health challenge that tests every element of life. more
House File 787 creates a butchery innovation and revitalization fund and program within the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The bill previously passed the House Economic Growth Committee with unanimous support and this week has cleared a House Appropriations subcommittee. The bill is now eligible for a full Appropriations committee hearing. more
This week, the Iowa House of Representatives passed several bills, including: more
The Revenue Estimating Conference met on Friday to revisit their estimates for FY 21 (the current budget year) and FY 22, the budget we are about to start working on.  They also came up with their first estimate for FY 23. more
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