Rich Taylor http://tspr.org en Tight Budget Vote in Lee County http://tspr.org/post/tight-budget-vote-lee-county <p>Lee County's budget for the upcoming fiscal year has proven to be the latest battleground for the debate over returning driver's license services in Keokuk. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:02:11 +0000 Jason Parrott 48573 at http://tspr.org Tight Budget Vote in Lee County Lee County Facing Significant Shortfall http://tspr.org/post/lee-county-facing-significant-shortfall <p>The Lee County Board of Supervisors has made some initial decisions regarding the county's upcoming budget, but there is still plenty of work to do. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:54:40 +0000 Jason Parrott 47420 at http://tspr.org Lee County Facing Significant Shortfall State Senator Wants Services Back in Keokuk http://tspr.org/post/state-senator-wants-services-back-keokuk <p>The Iowa Legislature could be asked to weigh in on how and where Lee County offers certain governmental services. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:49:28 +0000 Jason Parrott 46682 at http://tspr.org State Senator Wants Services Back in Keokuk New SE Iowa Senator Preparing for Session http://tspr.org/post/new-se-iowa-senator-preparing-session <p>Southeast Iowa’s newest state lawmaker says he is still getting used to the state capitol.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:28:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 26901 at http://tspr.org New SE Iowa Senator Preparing for Session 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