(DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp, attended the White House Conference on Rural Prosperity on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. They were joined by Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and numerous other administration officials.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds, joined by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and state business and education leaders, signed Executive Order No. 1 on Monday establishing the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning.

“We have to think longer term about how to help all K-12 students connect what they learn in the classroom to future careers,” Gov. Reynolds said. “Expanding work-based learning is an essential step in that direction."

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds praised the increase in the number of dual enrolled students in Iowa.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced new research on the state’s regulatory framework from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University on Tuesday. The data suggests Iowa’s administrative code is overly burdensome to business and industry and impacts growing the economy.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation Friday temporarily suspending certain regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for the delivery of propane.

Extreme winter weather conditions and high demand for petroleum products throughout the Midwest have resulted in low supplies of propane. The proclamation temporarily suspends provisions of Iowa Code § 321.449 pertaining to hours of service for crews and drivers delivering propane.

(DES MOINES) – Iowa is the

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Wednesday, commending passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

(DES MOINES) – Citing Iowa’s 17-year low unemployment rate, strength of the state’s pension fund, AAA credit rating and low poverty rate, Iowa has been named the 3rd best-run state in the nation, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis. That’s up three spots from No. 6 in 2016.

The study’s authors ranked states using four criteria: 2016 unemployment, pension funded ratio, credit rating and outlook, and poverty.

Here’s how Iowa fared:

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with Iowa Business Council (IBC) Chairman and Ruan Transportation Management Systems CEO Ben McLean, announced that the Iowa Business Council’s members have pledged to hire 30,000 interns, externs and apprentices by the year 2025. The pledge is part of the council’s commitment to collaborate with state government to strengthen Iowa’s talent pipeline.