From Anna Thompson
I am concerned about the fact we continue to lose businesses downtown! Some local businesses have sold out to others who have a more competitive purchasing power to compete in the market place. Too many people are not supporting the local businesses. Too many people are purchasing online ... big time!
Also, the state of Iowa sales tax revenue has caused a $52 million shortfall in the budget that trickles down to less money for schools. The Iowa Legislature passed a bombshell problem for teachers – they can’t negotiate for health care cost sharing. How does our school not be more concerned about the fact we’ll have less money for schools, teachers and student learning programs?