Gov. Reynolds Still Undecided on Sports Gambling Bill, Will Survey Flood Damage Friday, 5:32

May 1, 2019

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Governor Kim Reynolds says there has been a lot of input on whether she should sign or veto the sports gambling bill recently approved by the Iowa Legislature, according to Radio Iowa. Reynolds says many people don’t want to see her sign the bill into law. “They’re concerned about addiction to gambling and the impact that this may have.  Others say the state needs to take control. The governor says she is treating the gambling bill like all the others and will go over it with her team and make a decision on whether to sign it into law.  She has 30 days from the close of the legislative session Saturday to take action on the bills.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to survey flood damage at Davenport and get an updated report on Mississippi River flooding on Friday.

She also says the presidential disaster declaration approved last month in the wake of devastating floods in western Iowa is still open, which likely will allow Davenport to qualify for federal funding to help people in the recovery process.

Reynolds says she's stressed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency that Iowa is "really vulnerable right now." She says initial damage estimates of $1.6 billion from last month's flooding along the Missouri River are likely to grow.