Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., May 6th 2013


May 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The legislative session will look different starting today. Friday was the last day for much of the temporary staff and the student pages who work in the Legislature. The Republicans who control the House and Democrats who rule the Senate are still trying to find resolution on education funding, property tax reductions and low-income health care.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 50 Iowa sex offenders have permits to carry guns in public because a two-year-old law makes it harder for sheriffs to deny permits. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar says he worries about sex offenders having guns because many of them use intimidation to get what they want. He says a gun would help that.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Generational farm owners have until June 1st to apply for the century and heritage farm program. It recognizes families that have owned their farms for 100 years and 150 years. More than 17,000 farms across Iowa have been recognized as century farms since 1976.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has been charged with using a 16-year-old girl in a prostitution business. The girl offered to have sex with an undercover police officer who contacted her for $70. Police say that the investigation led them to arrest 20-year-old Brittany Lanier on suspicion of human trafficking.