DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Kim Reynolds gave the “Condition of the State” address on Tuesday, January 15.
Governor Reynolds started her address by thanking the men and women who serve in military, law enforcement and first responders. She continued on to praise Clinton firefighters Lt. Eric Hosette and Adam Cain. Both were battling a fire in early January; Lt. Hosette lost his life and Cain was critically injured.
“For these men and women, service isn’t just part of their job,” said Governor Reynolds, “it’s who they are, whether the uniform is on or off.”
She continued on to speak of the natural disasters that hit the state in 2018 and how the state responded.
“Whether it was cleaning up after a flood or a tornado, looking for a missing loved one, or bringing in a harvest after a tragedy, Iowans showed up,” she said.
Future Ready Iowa, which is a campaign aimed at preparing Iowans for “dynamic careers and lifelong learning,” she explained. She said summits promoting the campaign have been held across the state. These prompted action from North Scott’s superintendent to create a program for advanced manufacturing. She said Fareway also started a program that helps students pay down loan debt.