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Newscast 06.20.22: Sioux City Chief Third District Judge Patrick Tott to interview for Iowa State Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Tott

District Judge Patrick Tott, of Sioux City, is among five applicants for an upcoming Iowa Supreme Court vacancy.

Currently, Tott is the chief judge of the Third Judicial District. He will interview with the State Judicial Nominating Commission on Monday. He was appointed to the district court bench in September 2014 by then-Gov. Terry Branstad.

Other applicants interviewing Monday are Timothy Gartin, an Ames lawyer; William Miller, a Des Moines lawyer; District Judge Alan Heavens, of Garnavillo; and Iowa Court of Appeals Judge David May, of Polk City.

Applicants' interviews in the Iowa Supreme Courtroom in the Judicial Branch Building in Des Moines are open to the public.

The Iowa Board of Regents talked about raising tuition rates at Iowa's three public universities at a virtual meeting this morning.

The proposal includes a 4.25% increase for resident undergraduate tuition at all three schools. The regents will take final action on the rates in July. Today’s meeting included comments from student government leaders at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. They called on the state legislature to increase funding for their schools to defray tuition rates that have been steadily rising for years.

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