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.

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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Mark Lowe unveiled three potential designs for Iowa’s new license plate Thursday morning at the Iowa State Fair.

“The designs represent elements of what makes us Iowans,” Gov. Reynolds said. “We are patriotic. We are forward thinking. We take pride in our state’s natural beauty. And we embrace contributions from both the rural and urban areas of our state.”

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a statement Tuesday morning after meeting with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and attending a roundtable discussion about the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule with the administrator, other elected officials and Iowa farmers.

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Director Mary Cownie announced her departure Monday afternoon. Her last day at the department will be Thursday, August 17, 2017.

(DES MOINES) – Iowa was named 2017’s second best state for health care in a new study from personal finance website,

This ranking is the latest in a number of recent reports giving Iowa high marks for health care including:

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council on Friday announced its new co-chair will be Roger Hargens, President and CEO of Accumold in Ankeny. He will serve in the role alongside Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Hargens will succeed Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries. Dr. Nelson will complete his two-year term as STEM Council co-chair in August.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds thanked Alliant Energy Thursday after the company announced its plans for another major wind investment.

“Iowa is a renewable energy powerhouse because of companies like Alliant Energy plugging into our state.

“Today’s announcement, coupled with the company’s expansion proposal last year, represents a $1.8 billion investment in Iowa. I am thrilled Alliant wants to recharge our economy and help power growth.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds congratulated Whirlpool on Wednesday after learning of the company’s intention to hire at least 500 new Iowa workers by the end of August:

“Whirlpool’s hiring announcement this week is another in a string of victories for Iowa’s economy. We’re always looking for opportunities to build a better Iowa.

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Medicaid patients' satisfaction with the state's modernized program ranks second highest in the nation, according to results released earlier this week by JD Power, a global market research company.

Gov. Kim Reynolds reacted to news of the member satisfaction survey Thursday.