District 42 http://tspr.org en Education Top Priority for Senate Candidates http://tspr.org/post/education-top-priority-senate-candidates <p>The three candidates for the Democratic nomination in Iowa&rsquo;s 42<sup>nd</sup> Senate District say they will make education a top priority.</p><p>Bob Morawitz of Fort Madison, Rich Taylor of Mount Pleasant and Donna Amandus of Fort Madison each say improvements to the education system equate to economic development.</p><p>Morawitz says the key is improving the workforce, adding &ldquo;we have a lot of people who do not have the skills and need the training.&rdquo;</p><p>He says that starts with focusing on adult education, especially as industrial jobs become more technology-based.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 02:56:02 +0000 Jason Parrott 15616 at http://tspr.org Education Top Priority for Senate Candidates Iowa Senate 42 – Republican Primary http://tspr.org/post/iowa-senate-42-republican-primary <p>The two men seeking the Republican nomination in Iowa&rsquo;s 42nd Senate District have different ideas for creating and retaining jobs.</p><p>Larry Kruse of rural Donnellson says he is running for the state legislature to add and retain jobs.&nbsp; He says that is the biggest challenge facing the district, which includes all of Lee and Henry Counties and portions of Jefferson and Washington Counties.</p><p>&ldquo;We need good, high quality jobs for the citizens of Lee County and southeast Iowa,&rdquo; says Kruse.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 02:55:57 +0000 Jason Parrott 15548 at http://tspr.org Iowa Senate 42 – Republican Primary