Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds urging Congress to reach COVID stimulus agreement

(AP) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says there are no plans to use millions of dollars of unused state surplus money to help businesses and families experiencing financial stress due to the coronavirus pandemic. Reynolds said Tuesday there isn’t enough state money and has placed the burden on Congress to reach an agreement.


Pubic health data in Iowa shows signs that the coronavirus infection rate is slowing, but the number of people hospitalized and dying from COVID remains high. Iowa reported 24 deaths and over 1,900 new confirmed cases Tuesday. Hospitals reported that more than 1,170 patients are infected with the virus.