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Iowa Dioceses Asked to Turn Over Clergy Sex Abuse Records, 4:32

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller today has requested information related to clergy abuse records from the state's four Catholic dioceses in Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, and Sioux City.  Miller is asking the dioceses to voluntarily share records related to abuse allegations, diocesan review boards, and settlements by Aug. 1.

The Attorney General's office also launched a hotline for survivors to report abuse, the news release said. The hotline number is 855-620-7000.

Miller says he has met with abuse survivors recently who "urged us to investigate and bring attention to the injustice they and others have suffered,” the letter to the bishops said. “

Economic growth will slow over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a new report out today of business supply managers.

The report issued Monday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 54.3 last month from 55.9 in April.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says tariffs and flooding have harmed several states. 

With the 2019 session now over, the Republican governor says he plans to meet with key lawmakers this summer in search of a new property tax compromise before the Legislature reconvenes in January.

But Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is standing firm in his opposition to any proposal that lowers one tax by raising another.

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