Elections

Elections
7:59 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

NPR Elections 2012, 1st Debate Live Chat

NPR provided a live chat during the first Presidential debate of this election season, if you missed the conversation Wednesday night you can still look through and see what people had to say, below...

Final Stop in Iowa Tour
11:01 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Ryan Campaigns in Burlington

Rep. Paul Ryan campaigns in Burlington, IA on Tuesday.
  • Paul Ryan's Burlington Speech

The presidential campaign made its way to southeast Iowa for the second time in the last month.

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Thousands of Absentee Ballots in Mail
12:50 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Voting Underway in Southeast Iowa

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.

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County, State & Federal Levels
9:57 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Candidates Beat Filing Deadline

Southeast Iowa voters will have a few more choices when they go to the polls in the fall.

Five men beat the deadline to get on the general election ballot for county, state and/or federal office in Lee & Des Moines Counties.

They did so through nominating petitions or conventions.

LEE COUNTY

Former Lee County Maintenance Director Rick Carter will appear on the ballot for the District I seat on the Board of Supervisors.

He filed a lawsuit against the county after being fired in late 2010.

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State Senate Candidate in Western Illinois
6:53 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Frese Blames Pension Crisis on Leadership Gap

Randy Frese
Rich Egger
  • Randy Frese news conference and Q-and-A

Republican Illinois State Senate candidate Randy Frese of Paloma said the state's pension problems are a sign of broken government, which he said was caused by a lack of leadership.

Frese said the pension reform program in Rhode Island could serve as a template for Illinois. He said Rhode Island raised the retirement age, froze the cost of living adjustment (COLA), and implemented a 401K style plan. Frese said the state did so long before it got into a financial hole as deep as the one in Illinois.

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