Governor Kim Reynolds used last night’s “Condition of the State” address to focus on two major items. One, she is requesting a law requiring schools to offer 100 percent in-person instruction. Two, Reynolds also called for spending 150 million dollars in each of the next three years to boost broadband.
Iowa has the second-slowest broadband SPEED in the country, according to the governor, and she says it’s rarely available in a third of the state.
Reynolds used a portion of her speech to introduce Davenport police officers who were ambushed last summer and the officers were applauded by lawmakers. Reynolds then called for legislation to both increase penalties for rioting or attacking police and to ban racial profiling.