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Gov. Branstad signs five bills into law PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:43

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following bills into law:

House File 2131: an Act modifying applicable to the recording of a mortgage or deed of trust executed by a transmitting utility.

House File 2172: an Act providing for the use of an electronic filing and notice system by the Public Employment Relations Board.

House File 2216: an Act concerning the definition of off-road utility vehicle for purposes of regulation by the Department of Natural Resources. 

House File 2170: an Act relating to school instructional time.

House File 2130: an Act relating to matters under the purview of the Banking Division of the Department of Commerce.


Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, March 7, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:42

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bill:

Bill No.: HB 1040

An Act Concerning: State government

Establishes an open data standard for the state of Illinois.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately


Harkin Meets with Quad Cities Community Leaders PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sen. Tom Harkin   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:25

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently met with representatives from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. Capitol. Harkin and local leaders discussed a wide variety of issues, including the Rock Island Arsenal and efforts to expand the local manufacturing industry. The group also discussed progress for several infrastructure projects in the community, as well as the growing popularity of the Quad City health centers.

Each year, Harkin meets with leaders from throughout Iowa to discuss topics ranging from health care to transportation to appropriations funding. This actuality is available on the web at:

A fact sheet highlighting Senator Harkin’s work with community leaders from the Quad Cities can be found here.

A photo from the meeting can be found here.


Governor Quinn Announces $487,000 for Road Projects in Quad Cities Area PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:16

ROCK ISLAND – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $487,000 for road projects in Rock Island and Whiteside Counties, part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“Our investments will make it safer and more convenient for motorists traveling through the Quad Cities area,” Governor Quinn said. “The projects will also employ a number of construction workers, which will drive the local economy forward.”

The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The bridge carrying Albany Road over Interstate 88 in Whiteside County will be cleaned and painted for $297,000 by Venus Painting Co. of Valparaiso, Indiana, the lowest of six bidders.

The bridge that carries County Highway 4 and 265th Street North over Interstate 88 in Rock Island County will have substructure repairs and expansion joint replacement done by Civil Constructors, Inc. of Freeport, the lowest of five bidders at $138,526.

A side road entrance culvert will be replaced on Illinois Route 92 at 115 Avenue West in Rock Island County for $52,188 by Phoenix Corporation of the Quad Cities, Port Byron, the lowest of three bidders.

“These just-announced projects further our efforts to build and maintain state-of-the-art infrastructure to ensure the Quad Cities’ role as an economic hub of the Midwest,” State Representative Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) said.

The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest capital construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest capital construction programs in the nation.


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Written by Renee Luze-Johnson   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 08:45
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Committee of the Whole - 8:00 am

Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

1. Roll Call: Sunderbruch, Cusack, Earnhardt, Hancock, Minard

Facilities & Economic Development

2. Iowa Department of Transportation Contract for HMA Resurfacing Projects. (Item 2)

Human Resources

3. Discussion of Succession Process for Taxation Deputy Auditor. (Item 3)

4. Staff appointments. (Item 4)

Health & Community Services

5. Discussion of Eastern Iowa MH/DS Region's 28E Agreement. (Item 5)

6. Tax suspension requests. (Item 6)

Finance & Intergovernmental

7. Discussion of quarterly financial summary report. (Item 7)

8. 2nd Quarter Budgeting for Outcomes Report. (Item 8)

9. Budget amendment of the FY14 County Budget. (Item 9)

10. Adopting the FY15 County Budget. (Item 10)

11. Classification and staffing adjustments as discussed during the fiscal year 2015

budget review process. (Item 11)

12. Salary rate table for FY2014-2015 Z-Schedule of temporary and part-time staff. (Item


13. Fiscal Year 2015 Compensation Schedule for County Elected Officials and Deputy

Office Holders. (Item 13)

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