Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy plan to bring their State of the State message to Siouxland .
Sheehy will deliver remarks on the Governor's Thursday morning address at South Sioux City Hall at 11:45am....shortly after the Governor's 10am speech in Lincoln.
Sheehy will then head to Norfolk for a 1:15pm appearance. Heineman has said he wants to focus on job creation, education and making Nebraska a business-friendly place.
The speech will coincide with the introduction of the governor's budget recommendations.
THE RETURN OF COLD WEATHER BRINGS AWARENESS THAT HOMELESS PEOPLE OF THE SIOUXLAND AREA NEED WARM CLOTHING AS WELL AS SHELTER.
CITY MANAGER PAUL ECKERT SAYS A BLANKET AND CLOTHING DRIVE TO HELP SIOUXLAND HOMELESS IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY:
YOU CAN ALSO DROP OFF DONATIONS AT THE MARY TREGLIA COMMUNITY CENTER ON JENNINGS STREET AND AT THE SIOUXLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE AT 1150 TRI VIEW AVENUE THROUGH JANUARY 24TH.
State lawmakers are fast-tracking extra money to cover tuition costs for Iowa National Guard soldiers in Sioux City, who've been awarded college tuition assistance from the state.
The Iowa Guard cut its "Education Assistance Program" grants by 13-hundred dollars for this spring semester.
Representative Royd Chambers of Sheldon is a first sergeant in the Iowa Air Guard and he's well aware of the problem.
Legislators are tentatively setting aside one-point-three million dollars to provide the full tuition grant.
Senator Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge says this tuition assistance helps the Iowa Guard retain its soldiers at a higher rate than many other state units.
Beall is chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Chambers is the chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Iowa House
A DES MOINES CONSULTING FIRM HAS LAID OUT A MASTER PLAN FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPOSED LIBERTY INDUSTRIAL PARK NEAR SALIX.
TERRY LUTZ OF MC CLURE ENGINEERING OF CLIVE, IOWA GAVE WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS AN OVERVIEW ON TUESDAY.
LUTZ'S RECCOMENDATIONS INCLUDE FORMING A RESOURCE COMMITTEE OF ALL PARTIES AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT;
LUTZ SAYS DEVELOPING LIBERTY PARK INTO A MEGACENTER WILL HELP IN GETTING STATE AND NATIONAL GROUPS TO ATTRACT POTENTIAL BUSINESSES TO THE SITE.
SUPERVISORS WILL CONSIDER GRANTING A CONTRACT TO MC CLURE ENGINEERING TO PROCEED WITH A LONG RANGE PLAN AT NEXT WEEK'S MEETING.
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