Gov. Reynolds Releases Video Message for ESA Launch
Today, Gov. Reynolds released the following video message in response to applications for her landmark Student First Education Savings Account (ESA) program becoming available at 8:00 AM CT. In the video message, Gov. Reynolds says: “Today marks an important milestone for Iowa’s education system as universal school choice becomes a reality for Iowa families.
Iowa National Guard & Dept. of Public Safety Deploy for Operation Lone Star
Today, Gov. Reynolds authorized the deployment of approximately 100 Iowa National Guard troops and 30 Department of Public Safety personnel to help secure the U.S. Southern border. The announcement comes one week after Gov. Reynolds and fellow Republican Governors received a security briefing from Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a request to support Operation Lone Star to help secure the border following the end of Title 42.
Month in Wrap
On May 4th, we concluded the 90th General Assembly, and now we have concluded May! I have had a busy month interacting with constituents, working, and spending time with my family. If I haven't had the chance to catch you out and about in District 42, please reach out, and I'd be happy to connect. Below I will touch on some of the happenings of this month.
Students First Education Savings Account Application Period Opens May 31 at 8 am
Governor Reynolds’ landmark Students First Education Savings Account (ESA) program, which promotes universal school choice for K-12 students in Iowa, officially opens for applications on Wednesday, May 31, at 8 a.m. Parents and guardians can access the online application from a link on the Department of Education’s ESA webpage at educateiowa.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS JOINT MEETING with EMS Advisory Council
May 31, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Benton County Service Center Conference Room 811 D Ave. Vinton, IA ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order; only time-specific items will be addressed at certain times 1. 7:00 P.M. Call to Order 2. Introduction 3. Explanation of EMS being declared as Essential 4. Discussion/Power Point Presentation on call history/estimated tax revenues 5.
Warranty Deed Land Transfers 5/25/23
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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING May 30, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING May 30, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Service Center Conference Room 811 D Ave. Vinton, IA ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order; only time-specific items will be addressed at certain timeshttps://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. Approve minutes 3. Discuss/Approve Binding Coverage on the Heartland Insurance Risk Pool Client Authorization to Bind Coverage for FY 2024 4.
Gov. Reynolds Signs Several Bills Related to Education
Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after signing several bills relating to education: “This legislative session, we secured transformational education reform that puts parents in the driver's seat, eliminates burdensome regulations on public schools, provides flexibility to raise teacher salaries, and empowers teachers to prepare our kids for their future.
COMMITTEE MEETING General Government Committee Thursday, May 25, 2023
COMMITTEE MEETINGGeneral Government CommitteeThursday, May 25, 2023Vinton City Hall – 6:00pmAGENDAReview of flood plain ordinance
City Council sells property to highest bidders at City Council Meeting
The council approved a Special Class C Retail Alcohol License for McBride Mobile Taps LLC and renewed cigarette/tobacco permits for Dollar General & Ehlinger’s Express.There was no citizen’s input during the time allotted. However, Misty Meister interrupted the meeting by yelling at both the council and city inspector over an old property dispute between herself and the city.