Rep. Jerry Kearns

Requires Federal Action
10:55 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Rep. Kearns Wants Online Tax Collected

Roughly half the states require websites like Amazon.com to collect sales taxes. Iowa does not.

One southeast Iowa lawmaker says a lack of action by the federal government is costing both the state and small businesses money.

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Want Governor to Change Mind on Prison
6:18 am
Fri March 15, 2013

IA Lawmakers Want CCU to Stay Open

A small group of Iowa legislators are still working to keep one component of the soon-to-be former Iowa State Penitentiary open.

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Emphasis – Jan. 11
12:27 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

2013 Iowa Legislative Session

State Representative Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant)

This week’s guests on Emphasis are State Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mount Pleasant) and State Rep. Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk).

They talk to Public Radio’s Jason Parrott about the Iowa Legislature’s 2013 session.

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More Money Needed
11:02 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Rep. Kearns Votes Against Bill

Rep. Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk)

A southeast Iowa lawmaker says the state needs to put more money into economic development efforts.

The Iowa House has passed the Economic Development Budget bill.

The legislation not only funds statewide economic development efforts, but also agencies like the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Board of Regents, and the Iowa Finance Authority.

State Representative Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk) voted against the bill.

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