Former Economic Development Chief Fred Hubbell (D) released a new TV ad on Tuesday in which he slams Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) for “giveaways to out-of-state companies that don’t need them,” such as Apple.
Hubbell: “I helped put an end to these taxpayer giveaways once and I’ll do it again. It’s time we start growing Iowa the right way.” (release)
TO YOUR HEALTH. “A dozen candidates for governor gathered Tuesday night to lay out their plans for improved access, funding and treatment for mental health services across the state. At a public panel organized by The Des Moines Register, the candidates voiced near-universal criticism of Iowa’s privatized Medicaid system, which has faced a tumultuous couple of months following the departure of one of the private companies hired to manage services.” (Des Moines Register)
“[N]early all of the 13 candidates for governor agreed … [a]dministration of the state’s $5 billion Medicaid program should return to the state.” (Cedar Rapids Gazette)