Republican Governor Kim Reynolds says she’ll tell President Trump she’s concerned about his threat to put new tariffs on all products from Mexico when he visits Iowa next week.
President Trump says all goods coming into the United States from Mexico will be hit with new tariffs next week unless Mexico stops the flow of migrants crossing the southern border.
Reynolds says she’ll tell Trump it’s critical to focus instead on ratifying a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, Iowa’s top export markets.
0604reynolds1: 15 “Tariffs right now I think potentially disrupt us getting the USMCA ratified. So I really believe that’s where the focus needs to be, and I’m just concerned about when he implements things like that the impact that it has on our ability to get that done.”
Reynolds says Iowa farmers and manufacturers need the stability of a trade agreement. She says she’ll thank Trump for disaster aid and for approving an expansion of access to gasoline with a higher percentage of ethanol.
Beginning in the fall, Iowa State University students with disabilities will have a laboratory where they can gather to use assistive learning technologies.
Some 24-thousand-dollars from student computer fees at ISU will help buy the needed technology for the 200-square-foot space.
The university’s digital accessibility coordinator, Cyndi Wiley, says much of the equipment is standard for this type of learning lab.
:12 “We’re going to have some of the more typical assistive technologies: speech-to-text, text-to-speech software, screen readers, screen magnifiers.”
Wiley estimates as many as 10-to-15 percent of Iowa State students could benefit from the laboratory, based on the percentage of the overall population who have physical or learning disabilities.