Posts With Keyword ‘debate’

Last Presidential Debate of Season Last Night

Posted: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 6:26 am

Last night President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney met for their final debate of this election season.

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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Used in “Stand Your Ground” Bill Debates

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:23 am

As previously reported by KCII, the controversial “Stand Your Ground” Bill has passed the Iowa House. It’s also been called “Castle Doctrine Extension” because the bill expands on a current Iowa Law that allows a person to defend themselves in their home, business, or place of employment. This new bill, House File 2215, would extend that to any place a person is legally allowed to be at, including public places. 

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Heated Debate over Gas Tax and Road Funding

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:29 am

As previously reported by KCII, lawmakers in Iowa are looking at increasing the gas tax eight to ten cents a gallon over two years. County Engineer Jacob Thorius has been pushing for an increase in the gas tax, which hasn’t been raised since 1989, in an effort to increase funding for Washington County’s roads and bridges. The subject was brought up again at the third Legislative Briefing on Saturday.

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Education Reforms Get a Late Night Debate in the House

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:26 am

Lawmakers have been looking at an Education Reform Package introduced by Governor Terry Branstad late last year. On Tuesday night, House Representatives had a debate on these reforms that stretched until almost midnight. A bulk of that time was spent discussing the part of the reforms dealing with early grade level literacy.

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Miller-Meeks, Loebsack Meet In Televised Debate

Posted: Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Iowa 2nd District Congressman Dave Loebsack will face Republican challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks this evening during a televised debate on the campus of Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids.

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Miller-Meeks, Loebsack To Meet In Televised Debate

Posted: Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at 6:24 am

Iowa 2nd District Congressman Dave Loebsack will face Republican challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks Tuesday during a televised debate on the campus of Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids.

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