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.
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Keokuk could take a tougher stance on the structure of Lee County government.
One Lee County resident wants to give taxpayers an opportunity to learn more about a controversial issue.
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.
The Iowa Legislature could be asked to weigh in on how and where Lee County offers certain governmental services.
The new chairman of the Lee County Board of Supervisors wants to have more discussions about a controversial subject in 2014.
The Lee County Board of Supervisors is touting the benefits of a controversial decision.
There are plenty of residents, especially in Keokuk, who oppose the board’s decision to reorganize four county departments one year ago.
The offices of the Auditor and Treasurer are now located in Fort Madison while the Assessor and Recorder are in Keokuk.
The opposition is primarily linked to the lack of a drivers’ license facility in Keokuk.
The supervisors say the reorganization is paying off for the county.
The Democrats running for the District V seat on the Lee County Board of Supervisors are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to government consolidation.
It was one year ago, this month, that the board voted to reorganize county government.
The final proposal resulted in the moving of the Auditor and Treasurer’s offices to the North Lee County Office Building in Fort Madison.
In turn, the Assessor and Recorder’s offices are now located in the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.