Rich Taylor

Public Hearing March 11
10:02 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Tight Budget Vote in Lee County

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

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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$2-million+
5:54 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Lee County Facing Significant Shortfall

The Lee County Board of Supervisors

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.

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Legislation Being Drafted
5:49 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

State Senator Wants Services Back in Keokuk

State Senator Rich Taylor (D-Mt. Pleasant) wants to return Lee County services to the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk.

The Iowa Legislature could be asked to weigh in on how and where Lee County offers certain governmental services.

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Replacing Legislative Veteran
5:28 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

New SE Iowa Senator Preparing for Session

State Senator-elect Rich Taylor (D-Mt. Pleasant)

Southeast Iowa’s newest state lawmaker says he is still getting used to the state capitol.

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Three Vying for Nod in District 42
9:56 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Education Top Priority for Senate Candidates

The three candidates for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s 42nd Senate District say they will make education a top priority.

Bob Morawitz of Fort Madison, Rich Taylor of Mount Pleasant and Donna Amandus of Fort Madison each say improvements to the education system equate to economic development.

Morawitz says the key is improving the workforce, adding “we have a lot of people who do not have the skills and need the training.”

He says that starts with focusing on adult education, especially as industrial jobs become more technology-based.

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