city elections http://iowapublicradio.org en Local Elections Send Mixed Messages http://iowapublicradio.org/post/local-elections-send-mixed-messages <p>In this off, off-year election local issues and races were the only things on ballots across Iowa. But, a few of those local races drew a lot of outside money and attention.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Chris Larimer, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa and Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa about whether outside interest groups influenced local races. We also look beyond Iowa’s borders at what gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey may tell us about the current state of our politics and parties.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:09:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 31740 at http://iowapublicradio.org Local Elections Send Mixed Messages Highlights around the State: Election 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/highlights-around-state-election-2013 <p><strong>$81-million Bond Referendum approved for court services in Polk County</strong></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Iowa City bars will remain 21-only after 10 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Cedar Rapids approves Local Option Sales Tax for road repair</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:31:39 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren, Rob Dillard & Dean Borg & George Dorman 31690 at http://iowapublicradio.org Highlights around the State: Election 2013 As cities mull over bond ratings, debate gets ugly in Coralville http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cities-mull-over-bond-ratings-debate-gets-ugly-coralville <p></p><p>Most cities and towns are selling bonds to borrow money.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But Iowa Public Radio’s Dean Borg&nbsp; reports some Iowa cities have a big advantage in the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">cost</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of borrowing. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:54:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren & Dean Borg 30910 at http://iowapublicradio.org As cities mull over bond ratings, debate gets ugly in Coralville