Cass County The public is invited to the final coffee of this session Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. at the Lewis Community Library, 506 West Main Street, Lewis. A good crowd participated in the second coffee March 5 in Marne to share their views with Senator Tom Shipley and Rep. Tom Moore. A delightful treat included an elementary school young woman, welcomed as a future voter. On the results of the session so far, Senator Shipley says, “I’m pleased to say that school funding and tax coupling have been completed.”
Representative Moore comments from House action, “It’s important that the coupling and consumables bill passed, both of which returned taxpayer money. We also have reached agreement on 2.25 percent for School Supplemental Aid. That, with $53 million in Teacher Leadership and Compensation, takes up 87 percent of state revenue.”
These events are organized by P.R.I.D.E., the Progressive Rural Iowa Development Enterprise. This economic development organization works on behalf of communities, businesses, and citizens for Southwest Iowa development. For additional information, please contact Clarke Gerlock, vice-president, at 712-774-5476, or Kenner Baxter, president, at 781-2395.