Posts With Keyword ‘funding’

Districts Submit Enrollment Numbers

Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 6:22 am

School Districts sent their enrollment numbers to the Department of Education on Tuesday.

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Mental Health Funding in Question

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am

The Iowa Senate has passed a bill that would overhaul Iowa’s mental health system. Senate File 2315 contains five divisions, each one aimed at retooling an aspect of the mental health system. The main change would create a regional structure rather than the county based structure that we have now.

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Mental Health Reform Passes Senate

Posted: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 6:23 am
The Iowa Senate has passed a bill that would overhaul Iowa’s mental health system. Senate File 2315 contains five divisions, each one aimed at retooling an aspect of the mental health system. The main change would create a regional structure rather than the county based structure that we have now.

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Riverside Council Talks TrekFest

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:23 am

The Riverside City Council met last night, and at the meeting funding for TrekFest was discussed, among other things. Carol Riggan with the Riverside Area Community Club requested $918 for TrekFest.

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Senate Approves Prison Funding Bill

Posted: Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Senate passed a bill that would give Iowa prisons $8.5 million dollars in funding to maintain their current staffing levels. Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility Superintendent Ron Mullen says they have had to cut staff in the past, and if they don’t receive an increase in funding, they will likely have to cut more.

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Mental Health Reforms

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Lawmakers are looking at changing the way Iowa’s Mental Health System is set up. Currently it is a county based system, with services decided by each individual county.

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Mental Health Reform

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Lawmakers are looking at changing the way Iowa’s Mental Health System is set up. Currently it is a county based system, with services decided by each individual county. Lawmakers are looking at a regional system, with the same core services being provided across the whole region. They are also looking at funding.

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Branstad Releases Road Use Tax Fund Savings

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported, Governor Terry Branstad had requested that the IDOT find $50 million dollars in savings from the Road Use Tax Fund to help repair and maintain Iowa’s roadways. Yesterday, Branstad released a report that outlined the areas where the IDOT found the $50 million in savings.

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Branstad Asks IDOT for $50 Million in Savings

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at 6:26 am

Governor Terry Branstad has asked the Iowa Department of Transportation to find $50 million dollars in savings to be put towards road repairs through the Road Use Tax Fund.

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SAFE Routes to Schools Funding

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved funding for the SAFE Routes to Schools program that several communities in Southeast Iowa have applied for.

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