Sioux City School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman could receive a nearly 2 percent raise tonight, boosting his annual pay to more than $243 thousand dollars. Last year, Gausman asked to board to freeze his salary.
At its meeting tonight, the school board will vote on a new three-year contract for Gausman. He has been Sioux City school superintendent since 2008.
Gausman’s contract is in line with the previously approved raise for other administrators and the two percent raise union leaders negotiated for teachers.
A trial has begun in a Latino civil rights group’s legal challenge of a 2017 law requiring Iowans to show an ID when they vote.
Iowa Assistant Attorney General Matthew Gannon says the judge should find these laws ARE constitutional and let them stand.
0624gannon2 :07 “Because they apply to all voters in a uniform and non-discriminatory manner and are properly tailored to advance legitimate state interests.”
He says those interests include ensuring the integrity of elections and instilling public confidence in the process.
A group of Democratic lawmakers is waiting to hear what comes next in a lawsuit aimed at rolling back changes to the process for choosing Iowa Supreme Court justices. they’re challenging new rules passed on the last day of the legislative session.
For years the judicial nominating commission had eight members chosen by lawyers and eight more appointed by the governor. But the new law allows Governor Kim Reynolds to appoint a ninth person to the panel.