DES MOINES, IOWA (April 16, 2019) — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Acting Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Bruce Trautman, and Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation Mark Lowe submitted comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency today. The letter voiced support for the EPA’s proposed changes to the definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds today received word that two counties that were affected by recent severe weather and flooding along the Missouri River have been added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration granted March 23, 2019.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 15, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds was joined by lawmakers to announce a $15 million legislative-funding package for Fiscal Year 19. The governor also signed an Executive Order #4, which creates the Flood Recovery Advisory Board.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 15, 2019) — On Monday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the following 8 bills into law:

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 12, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds today received word that additional-assistance is now available to public and non-profit entities in flood-impacted counties.

A disaster declaration, issued by President Trump on March 23, 2019, made 56 counties eligible to apply for emergency-work and emergency protective-measures assistance under the federal Public Assistance Program.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 12, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds extended existing proclamations of disaster emergency for counties impacted by March flooding.

This proclamation extends the governor’s March 14 activation of Iowa’s disaster-response and recovery efforts for an additional 30 days, to May 12, 2019, and allows state-resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather across the entire state.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 12, 2019) — The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs will host the 11th Annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Dan Gannon, Chair of the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs, will officiate. Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg will give remarks followed by Keynote Speaker Ambassador Kenneth M Quinn, President of the World Food Prize Foundation and former career US Foreign Service Officer.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 12, 2019) — Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg will present the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Governor’s Cup ROTC Award for outstanding achievement to one student from each of the following ROTC programs: Buena Vista University; Iowa State University; University of Dubuque; University of Iowa; and the University of Northern Iowa. The ceremony occurred today at the Joint Forces Headquarters, Iowa National Guard, 6100 NW 78th Ave, Johnston, Iowa.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 11, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for Louisa and Scott counties in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 11, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg announced today that $2.9 million in Catalyst Grant funding will be awarded to 29 communities across the state. The recipients will be recognized during a special ceremony tonight at the Rural Summit in Grinnell.