Iowa denies Lewis & Clark funding

I had a foot soldier send this to me in the mail (no, not email, the other one).

Not sure who it was, or the point, but hey it is an interesting read;

Funding for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System will not flow from the state of Iowa anytime soon.

The Iowa Legislature did not approve a $1.8 million federal funding advance for fiscal year 2019-20 and a $1.7 million federal funding advance for fiscal year 2020-21 that were requested by the four non-connected Iowa members of Lewis & Clark, which are the cities of Hull, Sheldon, Sibley and Sioux Center.

I have often been critical of L&C, and probably why the article was sent to me. I have often thought L&C exists for L&C. Discuss.


#1 Sick & Tired on 05.17.19 at 10:14 pm

Personally, I am sick and tired of hearing about this Lewis & Clark thing, especially with all of the flooding. And if anything, they should rename it after Sgt. Floyd, who gave his life for that voyage. Or, how about renaming it after the dog from that voyage by calling it the “Seaman
Regional Water System?”

#2 kurtz on 05.18.19 at 9:29 am

The Lewis and Clark water system isn’t self-reliance; it’s moral hazard. Instead of empowering communities to harvest snow melt and rain water rural communities continue to be dependent on politicians who exploit need. Like most of East River South Dakota northwestern Iowa is a Republican stronghold where dairies, swine units and other concentrated animal feeding operations have devastated water supplies by contaminating wells with nitrates. It’s red state collapse on parade.

#3 D@ily Spin on 05.18.19 at 10:02 am

I’ve visited with people in NW Iowa. There’s major resentment oriented on SE SD. They feel they should have a say in Sioux Falls government because they pay sales tax here. They’re getting their revenge. The highway between Worthington MN and Sioux City has been built to interstate highway standards. It’s nearly complete. Truckers have been using it instead of coming through Sioux Falls from the east via I-90 and I-29. For as indifferent and corrupt Sioux Falls has become, just bypass it via a shorter route and better highway.

#4 anominous on 05.18.19 at 10:54 am

Lol, isn’t Sibley IA where Devin Nunes has his family’s top-secret dairy?