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Des Moines County Auditor Named to State Advisory Group

Des Moines County Auditor Carol Copeland has been named to a state advisory group that will work with Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office on election issues. Copeland is one of eight county auditors named to the group. The group will explore policy options for elections and voter registration, including absentee balloting, expanding on-line voter registration, ballot security, and growth in the use of absentee ballots. Auditors from Woodbury, Union, Des Moines, Clay, Black Hawk, Page, Grundy, and Linn Counties will make up the group. Continue Reading →

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Iowa Legislature Advances Bill that Would Ban Powdered Alcohol

A bill to ban powdered alcohol in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the Iowa House. Stephanie Strauss of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission says the bill would prohibit bars and retailers in the state that are licensed to sell alcohol from selling “Palcohol” — a product developed by a company based in Phoenix, Arizona. (more…) Continue Reading →

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