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Branstad, Reynolds to hold noon press conference announcing Facebook’s investment in Iowa

April 23, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be joined by Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Director Debi Durham, Altoona Mayor Skip Conkling and Facebook executives at a press conference today at noon announcing Facebook’s investment in Iowa. The following event is open to credentialed members of the media: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Noon…

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Facebook chooses Iowa for next data center location

April 23, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today joined Altoona’s Mayor Skip Conkling in officially welcoming Facebook to Iowa.  The social networking company, which helps more than 1 billion people around the world connect and share with each other, announced that it will build a new, state-of-the-art data center in Altoona. “Today’s announcement further…

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Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for three eastern Iowa counties

April 23, 2013
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Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation activating the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for three counties in eastern Iowa in the wake of recent storms and flooding. Counties included in the proclamation are Iowa, Lee and Muscatine. Beginning April 17, heavy rains, thunderstorms and flooding caused significant damage to private property. The Iowa Individual…

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Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for five eastern Iowa counties

April 19, 2013
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Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation activating the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for five counties in eastern Iowa in the wake of recent storms and flooding. Counties included in the proclamation are Cedar, Johnson, Mahaska, Scott, and Washington. Beginning April 17, heavy rains, thunderstorms and flooding caused significant damage to private property. The…

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Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds’ public schedule

April 19, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released their public schedules for Saturday, April 20  – Saturday, April 27, 2013. The following events are open to the press: Saturday, April 20, 2013 10:30 a.m. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds participate in VEISHEA parade Ames, IA Noon Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds…

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Gov. Branstad to make tax returns available tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

April 18, 2013
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Gov. Branstad will make his tax returns available to members of the media tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. The governor’s chief of staff, Jeff Boeyink, and the governor’s accountant, Jamie Ward, will conduct the briefing. Gov. Branstad is committed to openness and transparency, and makes his tax returns available annually. Details are as follows: Friday,…

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Gov. Branstad’s remarks from today’s media conference call

April 17, 2013
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The office of Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released the governor’s prepared statement from today’s media conference call. The remarks, as prepared for delivery, were as follows: Good evening, or should I say, good morning in Iowa. Director Durham and I are calling you from Iowa’s sister state in China,…

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Senate Democrats set to put Iowa on a pathway to no new money for schools

April 17, 2013
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Senate Democrats appear to be walking away from their own demand for a 4 percent increase in state aid in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, setting schools up to potentially receive no increase in state aid over the next two years. With their apparent lack of willingness to embrace true reform in conference committee, Senate…

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Senate Democrats set to put Iowa on a pathway to no new money for schools

April 17, 2013
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Senate Democrats appear to be walking away from their own demand for a 4 percent increase in state aid in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, setting schools up to potentially receive no increase in state aid over the next two years. With their apparent lack of willingness to embrace true reform in conference committee, Senate…

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Statewide Program will Help Students Develop Smart Money Habits

April 15, 2013
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Vault™ prepares 4th through 6th grade students for making good financial decisions (DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced the launch of a new online financial literacy program, offered through the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid).  The interactive program, Vault™, will help Iowa 4th through 6th graders establish smart habits…

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