Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., Jan. 24th 2013


January 24th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican lawmakers say they’re going to try again to ban the rare use of public money to finance abortions for low-income women. Missouri Valley Representative Matt Windschitl says he and other House Republicans are holding preliminary talks on a proposal to prevent Medicaid reimbursement for any abortions.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state teachers’ union wants lawmakers to approve legislation that would increase state aid to school districts for the coming school year. A staffer for the Iowa State Education Association told senators at a subcommittee meeting yesterday that one rural district would likely have to layoff teachers if lawmakers don’t increase aid to schools.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ordered an Iowa company to pay a $100,000 fine for discharging contaminated water into a creek that flows into the Des Moines River. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ross Walters also ordered Chamness Technology yesterday to perform community service and develop a compliance and ethic program.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Richard Carter scored 20 points and Drake stunned Number 17 Creighton 74-69 last night in Des Moines, handing the Bluejays their first consecutive losses of the season. Ben Simons added 13 for the Bulldogs, who blew a 16-point lead before rallying for their first win over a ranked opponent in five years.