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The Courtney Report

When looking ahead to the 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature, continuing to create jobs and grow Iowa’s economy tops my priority list. We need to do what we can to help more Iowans recover from the national recession. Ensuring … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

Mark your calendars to join in local discussions of STEM . Community conversations focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and economic development will take place in our area on October 8. All Iowans are invited to attend the … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

These days there is a lot of talk about improving health care nationwide. In Iowa, it’s not just talk. We’ve taken big steps toward making sure all Iowans have access to the best possible health care. This year in the … Continue reading

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Good news for Burlington! The transit system in Burlington has been honored as the “Most Improved Urban Transit System of the Year” by the Iowa Department of Transportation. During 2011, ridership on Burlington Urban System—BUS—increased 18.15 percent. At the same … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

2012 successes for jobs, education, economy The 2012 session resulted in some significant successes for Iowans. We’ve once again balanced the state budget without raising taxes. And we’ve approved measures that will move this state forward, create jobs, grow our … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

The legislative session is going longer than scheduled. I hope it will wrap up soon, but we won’t gavel out until Iowa has a balanced state budget that keeps our commitments to students, working families and local communities on education, … Continue reading

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Courtney Report 27 – April – 2012

Doing more to create jobs for Iowans and grow our state’s economy is still my top priority as the 2012 session winds down. The Iowa Senate is working to invest $62 million in job creation and economic growth. The Republican-controlled … Continue reading

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  Retiring Senate President Jack Kibbie of Emmetsburg helped create Iowa’s nationally recognized community college system. I’m working closely with him so Southeastern Community College and Eastern Iowa Community College as well as other community colleges can do even more … Continue reading

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Tom Courtney Holding Public Meetings This Week On Education Reform

Everyone welcome at education reform discussions How can we help our students do even better? Which of Gov. Branstad’s education reform ideas will help our local schools—and which might hurt? I want to know what you think. I’m organizing public … Continue reading

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