IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - President Trump's nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration has withdrawn from consideration for the post, a surprise development given his widespread support and qualifications. A U.S. Department of Transportation spokesperson says Paul Trombino III is stepping away from the federal appointment for family reasons. Trombino told colleagues in an email that he had decided to stay in Iowa to take care of his ailing father, whose condition has recently deteriorated.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A key state official says mid-year reductions are possible next session because Iowa's revenue growth for the current budget year remains below initial projections. Department of Management Director David Roederer said Monday the state's roughly $7.2 billion budget could be reduced between about $45 million and $90 million when lawmakers return in 2018. Roederer's comments came after a three-person panel known as the Revenue Estimating Conference presented its latest budget forecast.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a man who stopped to help what he thought was a stranded motorist in eastern Iowa ended up getting robbed. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 23-year-old William Grimm was traveling on U.S. Highway 218 around 8 p.m. Friday when he stopped near an exit to assist a man with a green Pontiac Grand Am. Authorities say the Pontiac driver pointed a handgun at Grimm and took his wallet and cash, then drove off in the Pontiac.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three hunters have been accidentally shot while hunting deer in Iowa with shotguns. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says an 11-year-old boy was struck in the hip on Sunday by his 13-year-old brother when a deer ran between them and they both fired.
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