DES MOINES, IOWA (June 30, 2023) — State Treasurer Roby Smith awarded a $529 College Savings Iowa contribution to the Heim family of Muscatine. Seventeen-year-old Ashton was randomly drawn as the winner of one of Smith's 529 Day giveaways after his mother registered him. "I understand the importance of saving for higher education, which is why I am honored to provide this boost to Ashton's education savings," said Smith.

Gov Kim Reynolds with President Vjosa Osmani of Kosovo

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 27, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has completed the Kosovo leg of her trade mission and will be traveling to Israel.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 27, 2023) — As our nation’s shelters are overburdened due increased owner surrenders and longer stays for pets, BISSELL Pet Foundation is teaming up with MetLife Pet Insurance to prompt a national call for adoption with its Summer National “Empty the Shelters” reduced-fee adoption event.

CLIVE, IOWA (June 26, 2023) — Three big lottery prizes all were won this weekend in Iowa. The first was a $1 million Mega Millions® prize in that game’s Friday drawing, followed by an InstaPlay jackpot of nearly $400,000 and a Powerball® prize of $2 million, both won on Saturday.

The winning streak demonstrates the random nature of lottery games, and the key detail emphasized by the Iowa Lottery: You never know when or where the next big winner will hit.

Gov Kim Reynolds and Veneto Region Vice President Elisa De Berti after the renewal of the Iowa-Veneto Sister State Agreement

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 23, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has completed the Italian leg of her trade mission and will be traveling to Kosovo on Sunday.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 23, 2023) — The Boards and Commissions Review Committee will be holding its first meeting in Room 103 of the State Capitol (Old Supreme Court Chamber) on Monday, June 26, 12PM.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 22, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions.

The following appointments are not subject to Senate confirmation:

Iowa Council on Homelessness

Rachel Geilenfeld, Polk

Benjamin Brustkern, Black Hawk

Mary Ingham, Cerro Gordo

Ashley Schwalm, Scott

Mariliegh Fisher, Black Hawk

David Hagen, Linn

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 21, 2023) — State Auditor Rob Sand has released a statement on his decision to vote no to using nearly $175,000 of tax-payers’ money to settle two lawsuits filed against Governor Kim Reynolds and her administration for violating open-records laws.

“These insiders have no shame. They abuse your rights, and then want to use your money to pay for having abused you,” said Auditor Sand. “I will not go along with this disgusting abuse of power.”

CLIVE, IOWA (June 21, 2023) — Calling all barbecue and beer lovers! Fill your bellies while helping those in need fill theirs.

The inaugural BBQ & Brew at the Ballpark — hosted by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the Iowa Cubs, and Cactus Cares — is set for 12-4PM, Saturday, July 15, at Principal Park in Des Moines. Attendees can sample delicious Iowa pork from thirty different backyard barbeque experts and fifteen craft beers from Iowa’s top breweries.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 19, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds and the Department of Management’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) have announced a new broadband grant opportunity for internet service providers. $148,960,000 is available through Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program with funding from the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) administered by the US Department of Treasury.