Column: From Pluteus Sen. Jessica Garvin | Lacinia ( News Oklahoma )

As we approach Thanksgiving, I can’t help but look back on the past year and thank God for every day of 2022, the good and the bad. This year has been one of many challenges, including my mother’s battle with cancer, the loss of a friend, a new career path, and the daily battles I … Read more

Recovering Iowa workers’ losses will be difficult, the state’s finance minister says public ( News Iowa )

JOHNSTON – Iowa’s economy is in recession and its job losses will be extremely difficult to recover from because older Iowans who are dying are not being replaced by younger or new residents, the state’s economist said Tuesday. Peter Orazem, a professor of labor economics at Iowa State University, discussed the economy and the workforce … Read more

Could the Law Spike in Taxpayer Funded Projects, Skew the Labor Market | Place ( News Washington )

Wages are rising in some Washington counties, and many employers could be driven even higher by a recent Washington Supreme Court decision. Others fear the law will favor community merchants at the expense of local workers. It is a question of the prevailing wage law of the state, which the supreme court declared in the … Read more

Industry fears Washington’s law could lead to spikes in costs, vulnerable labor market | Washington ( News Washington )

(The Center Square) – Wages are rising in some Washington counties, and many employers could be pushed even higher by a recent Supreme Court decision. Others fear the law will favor community merchants at the expense of local workers. It is a question of the prevailing wage law of the state, which the supreme court … Read more

A Winona man rides a bike from Iowa to Canada ( News Iowa )

Dressed in his “I Love Kwik Trip” cycling top, Chase Wark, 26, of Winona, poses outside one of the many Kwik Trips he’s stopped on his bike between the northern border of Minnesota and his car. They contributed a photo A Winona man spent his sixteenth birthday from the Iowa/Minnesota border to the Minnesota/Canada border. … Read more

Recovering Iowa workers’ losses will be difficult, the state’s finance minister says National News ( News Iowa )

JOHNSTON – Iowa’s economy is in recession and its job losses will be extremely difficult to recover from because older Iowans who are dying are not being replaced by younger or new residents, the state’s economist said Tuesday. Peter Orazem, a professor of labor economics at Iowa State University, discussed the state’s economy and workforce … Read more

Oklahoma Film + Music Office names new director ( News Oklahoma )

Jeanette Stanton has been named the new director of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Stanton joined OF+MO in 2014 as a substitute director. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she brings a strong background in management, marketing, business development and public administration to the team, … Read more

Lacini ready to the end

In this week’s episode, Ginnie Graham and Bob Doucette talk about the homeless problem in Tulsa. Both are encouraged by recent comments from Mayor GT Bynum in this regard, but Ginnie also points out that the state also has a responsibility. There are also many great movies (Plains, Trains and Automobiles) and TV (WKRP in … Read more

Column: Legal deadlines you need to know | Lacinia

OKLAHOMA CITY – With elections in the history books, we now know who will be running for various political offices in Oklahoma. Congratulations to those who won their races and thank you to those who put their names on the ballot. Senators and representatives will be sworn in on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Then the … Read more

Frustration grows over Iowa transient care aid | Local News

Anne Discher, executive director of Common Good Iowa, was leaving a conference of childhood advocates this week in Chicago when she said she was getting saved, and asked the same question: What is Iowa thinking? In response to the question, Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services decided not to … Read more