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Monday, August 7, 2017

News headlines for August 7, 2017

  • Hundreds of professional workers employed by the state are no longer receiving overtime pay due to rules resulting from Iowa's new collective bargaining law. But officials told a legislative committee last week they're making exceptions for employees in high demand so they don't leave for the private sector.

  • Public school funding can't be released until the Illinois General Assembly agrees on a new, "evidence-based" funding plan. But last week, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed large portions of Senate Bill 1 — the only such plan that's passed both chambers.

  • An Iraq War veteran and former congressional candidate has decided to run for Iowa Secretary of State. Jim Mowrer, a Democrat, grew up on a farm in Boone County, but now lives in Des Moines.


Mild temperatures are expected for the next week. There's a slight chance for showers Monday afternoon. Otherwise, partly sunny with a high near 78 degrees. Down to 53 overnight. Then, we'll see fog early Tuesday morning, ahead of mostly sunny skies with a high near 81 degrees. Highs will stay in the upper 70s to low 80s through the next week.