(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced eight appointments Wednesday to the nine member medical cannabidiol board.

The following appointments are effective Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, are unpaid and are not subject to Senate confirmation:

Medical Cannabidiol Board

Pediatrician: Dr. Ken Cheyne, Clive

Psychiatrist: Dr. Jill Liesveld, Coralville

Law Enforcement: Mike McKelvey, Mason City

Family Medicine: Dr. Lonny Miller, Creston

(DES MOINES) – During the administration’s weekly press conference Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Mark Lowe urged Iowa drivers to use caution around school buses and reminded them to be on the lookout for children.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds received word Sunday that President Donald Trump approved her request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for seven Iowa counties impacted by flooding and severe weather July 19-23, 2017.

The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette and Mitchell.

(DES MOINES) – Following a joint announcement from Apple CEO Tim Cook, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Waukee Mayor Bill Peard on Thursday that the company will make a significant data center investment in Waukee, many are saying the center is a big win for the state.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Waukee Mayor Bill Peard joined Apple CEO Tim Cook Thursday afternoon to announce the company’s significant investment in Iowa. At special meetings earlier today, the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board and the Waukee City Council took action to support a more than $1.3 billion data center.

(DES MOINES) – According to a new report from the Iowa Insurance Division, the state’s proposed workers’ compensation rates will decrease by 8.7% beginning January 1, 2018. This builds on a July 1, 2017, rate decrease of 3.9% and helps make Iowa more competitive for attracting business and industry.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds kicked off her Start of School tour Tuesday morning at Edmunds Fine Arts Academy in Des Moines. The governor and Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise will stop in the Emmetsburg Community School District Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will join the tour Wednesday for stops in the Forest City, Central Springs and Garner-Hayfield-Ventura community school districts.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov.

(DES MOINES) – Beginning January 1, Iowa employers will see unemployment insurance taxes decrease an average of 25% on 2018 wages. The decrease is a result of the strength of the unemployment insurance trust fund, unemployment contributory wages and target levels of the unemployment insurance contributory wages. Yearly rates are determined by a formula.

DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will accompany his grandfather Glenn Gregg, a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, on the Midwest Honor Flight from Sioux Falls, SD, to Washington, D.C., next Tuesday, August 22, 2017.