Republican Senate leaders did not respond to a request for comment, but Reynolds spokesman Pat Garrett said “the governor’s balanced approach to the pandemic has protected lives and livelihoods of the Iowans. Thanks to the governor’s approach, Iowa is able to stay open, for parents to have the opportunity to send their children back to school in person, and for our state to come back stronger than before.
HOOVER AWARD: Officials from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Foundation were on hand at the Statehouse on Wednesday to present their 2020 Uncommon Public Service Awards to Representative Ruth Ann Gaines, D-Des Moines and Senator Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale.
The award ceremony was delayed due to the suspension of the last legislative session due to COVID-19.
Gaines, a retired teacher who has spent 40 years in the classroom, told her colleagues in the House: “I hope the work I have done in my lifetime has made my community and my condition a better place to live for all Iowans.
Zaun, a power plant …
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