DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A bill that that would have required employers in Iowa to tell workers at hiring what they'll earn and outline any deductions in writing will not survive this year. Committee Chairman Greg Forristall, a Macedonia Republican, says he doesn't expect the subcommittee to meet again this session, which effectively kills the bill. Forristall says the bill won't solve the problem and will only drive up costs for honest businesses.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A bill giving victims more power to report sexual abuse and other crimes involving state military personnel has received the approval of the Iowa Senate. Under the bill, state military forces would have to file an annual report with the governor and the Legislature detailing sexual abuse allegations within the forces.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - An assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been moved into a lateral position in which he will no longer oversee major cases. Department of Public Safety investigative operations director Jim Saunders says Gerard Meyers has been reassigned to oversee the department's criminal history section.
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (AP) - The former owner of a dairy in northwest Iowa will pay $75,000 to settle alleged water quality violations. The Environmental Protection Agency says the civil penalty is in connection to Double V Dairy, near Rock Valley. The agreement settles any alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.
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