Q: Why is it so difficult to stop federal benefits flowing for deceased Medicaid recipients?

A: Although it seems like there ought to be a simple flip of a switch, the federal agency distributing Medicaid dollars doesn’t have in place an accountable mechanism to stop federal benefits from flowing on behalf of a deceased recipient.

"I'm not making any predictions, but I think [the Russians] have got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate," said Hillary Clinton on her former campaign manager's podcast. "They know they can't win without a third party candidate."

Was Clinton referring to US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, CNN asked? "If the nesting doll fits," her spokesperson replied.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 18, 2019) — The Quad Cities River Bandits announced their 2020 regular season schedule on Thursday.  The River Bandits will open their eighth season as the Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros on Thursday, April 9, with a home game against the Peoria Chiefs beginning at 6:35PM. The Bandits will also host the Chiefs on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, to close out the first homestand of the season.

WASHINGTON DC (October 18, 2019) — Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), respective chairmen of the Finance Committee and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are seeking details on the FBI’s procedures to brief presidential campaigns about potential threats.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (October 18, 2019) — The Quad City Storm has finalized the final roster that will take the ice for game number one in Peoria:

#4 Junior Harris                              Def                        (returner [8gms])

#9 Shane Bennett                            Fwd                       (returner)

#10 Joshua Victor                           Def                        (rookie)

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 17, 2019) — The Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) has finalized the 2020 interest rate, individual income-tax brackets, and individual income-tax standard-deduction amounts for the 2020 tax-year (applicable for taxes due in 2021).

Interest Rates

Starting January 1, 2020, the interest rate for tax-payers with overdue payments will be:

WASHINGTON DC (October 18, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar seeking information on Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs, how the money is spent and what oversigh

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (October 19, 2019) — Author and scholar Gary Dorrien will deliver Monmouth's Thompson Lecture on October 24.

An accomplished author and scholar who has been called "the preeminent social ethicist in North America today" will present the next Samuel M Thompson Memorial Lecture at Monmouth College.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 18, 2019) — River Action sells 60-gallon rain barrels for $75. Along with the barrel, a galvanized-diverter to connect with a downspout, a spigot to connect to a garden-hose, and an overflow-spigot are included. Barrels can be bought and picked up at River Action. (We do not ship.) Our office is located at 822 East River Drive, Davenport, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-5PM.