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Wednesday, October 22, 2003

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In The News

Also see our “What’s New” and “Iowa News” sections.

The 32nd Annual Iowa Governor’s Safety Conference November 4, 5, and 6, will feature keynote speakers Honorable Justice Larry Eisenhauer, Gary Higbee and Fredric Gerr.

According to an April 2003 report by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Iowa ranks third in the nation in overall fairness of its liability system.

The Iowa Department for the Blind has been awarded a five year $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Rehabilitation Services, to provide Transition Services through a Mentoring project.

Iowa ranks #8 among America’s “Smartest States,” according to a new survey by Morgan Quitno Press.

Iowa ranks #7 among the nation’s Best States for Babies, according to a new survey in the October issue of Child magazine.

The Iowa Judicial Branch has added a fine payment feature to its menu of online services, which enables online payment of fines and court fees assessed for scheduled and other simple misdemeanor violations.

State efforts to prepare for a major public health crisis have received a major boost with the announcement Iowa has been awarded nearly $16.4 million dollars for terrorism preparedness over the next year.

Governor Vilsack announced that “Foundation in Education,” based on a painting by world-renowned Iowa artist Grant Wood, will be the design for Iowa’s state quarter.

Download the Iowa Financial Summary for Fiscal Year 2004 in PDF format

Iowans are now able to access information on state roadway construction and maintenance activities by either logging onto the new website, or dialing 511 or 800-288-1047.

Check out the Iowa Constitution & read about updates in Iowa Laws.

View the latest online news from the Governor and Lt. Governor, as well as other recorded events.

Check out the new State of Iowa Vendor & Bid Opportunities site for info on Requests for Proposals, Bids, Contracts & Services.

The Iowa Judicial Branch has expanded the Online Court Records Service. Check out the press release & see what the new service has to offer.

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