Governor Kim Reynolds and acting Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg traveled across Iowa Friday on their "Building a Better Iowa" tour. Reynolds became the state’s first female governor on Wednesday.
At a stop in Cedar Rapids, Reynolds emphasized four priorities: tax reform to encourage business growth, energy policy innovation, STEM education and workforce training.
"I want you to know that while we're proud of what we've been able to do over the last six years, we know that our job is far from done," Reynolds says. "We have a lot of work left to do."
Gregg says it's a privilege to work with Iowa's first woman governor.
"Think of the inspiration that she provides to young women and girls, who can look at the beautiful golden dome of our capitol and know that even the biggest job under that dome is no longer off limits to them," Gregg says.
Gregg adds he thinks Reynolds is the most qualified new governor in Iowa history, citing her experience in county government and two branches of state government.