Governor en Rauner, Quinn Chart Course For Conflict <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Republican Bruce Rauner will take on Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in this fall&#039;s election." data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The election returns in yesterday’s Illinois primary were not even in before the candidates for governor started attacking each other. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:10:29 +0000 Brian Mackey 50093 at Rauner, Quinn Chart Course For Conflict IA Governor Pushing For Plant <p>Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is confident his state will come out on top when it comes to a proposed $1.5-billion fertilizer plant.</p><p>Orascom Construction Industries is said to be considering multiple sites in Iowa for the plant, along with locations in central Illinois and Texas.</p><p>Branstad says he has personally talked to representatives of the Egypt-based company about Iowa&rsquo;s history of honest, reliable government, especially when compared to Illinois.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:24:26 +0000 Jason Parrott 18493 at IA Governor Pushing For Plant IA Governor Praises Lee County Growth <p>Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says a trip through Lee County shows his economic development policies are working.</p><p>The Governor and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds spent several hours talking to executives at employees at Pinnacle Foods and at Siemens on Friday.</p><p>They also toured both facilities and even participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a nearly 18,000 square foot expansion at Pinnacle.</p><p>The company spent roughly $20-million to build a new production line, which led to the creation of about 65 new jobs and the retention of several hundred more.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:48:27 +0000 Jason Parrott 9470 at IA Governor Praises Lee County Growth