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City Share Increasing
11:00 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Keokuk Mayor Wants State Help w/ Pensions

Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion

One southeast Iowa mayor knows how Iowa can spend some of its “extra” money.

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Still No Agreement
6:48 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Illinois Pension Reform Plans Go Nowhere Fast

It was billed as a "day of pensions" in the Illinois House. But it turned into about a half-hour's worth as Illinois lawmakers continue having a hard time confronting the state's $100 billion problem.

There were four proposals reviewed on February 28, each more harsh than what's been discussed in other pension overhauls.

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Few Details Released
6:38 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

AFSCME Contract Agreement in Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
Credit Rich Egger

After 15 months of negotiating, Illinois' largest government-employee union has reached a tentative contract deal with the administration of Governor Pat Quinn.

AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall said the specifics will be kept private for now.

“It's a three-year agreement. The details are going to be reviewed by our entire rank-and-file membership. ... The ratification process will get started the week of this coming Monday, March 4," Lindall said. 

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Will be held on the ICN March 7th
3:55 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

IA DNR Seeks Public Input on Hunting Rules

Credit http://www.outdoorlife.com

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold meeting across the state to allow the public to help shape new hunting and trapping regulations for this fall.

In the past, the DNR held meetings after new rules were announced to gauge public opinion.

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Hearing in Des Moines on IFC
11:50 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Lee County Confident in State Support

The head of the Lee County Board of Supervisors says he is confident the state will remain on board with a proposed fertilizer plant near Wever.

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