A proposal to help Burlington’s budget could have a negative impact on its neighbors.
Some Des Moines County employees are looking for significant pay hikes in their next employment contracts.
Southeast Iowa voters who do not want to wait for Election Day have started casting their ballots. There are no restrictions on who can vote early.
Des Moines County Conservation is honoring its past by looking to the future. The agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Director Kim Perlstein says Des Moines County Conservation has eight full-time employees who oversee about 1,500 acres of public property. Two key pieces are Starr’s Cave Nature Center and Big Hollow Recreation Area.
The decision by the Iowa Legislature to revamp the state’s mental health care system has counties struggling to determine their role in the new landscape.
The state will pay for Medicaid-related services, which means counties will receive less in reimbursements.
In response, Des Moines County established waiting lists for a wide variety of services.
CPC Administrator Ken Hyndman says the idea was to reduce spending in case the county’s budget runs short without certain state reimbursements.