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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's \"Pick 4 Evening\" game were:

0-6-2-2

(zero, six, two, two)

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's \"Pick 3 Evening\" game were:

3-5-4

(three, five, four)

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Iowa Lottery's \"All or Nothing Evening\" game were:

03-05-07-09-11-12-13-15-16-17-22-23

(three, five, seven, nine, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, twenty-two, twenty-three)

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A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items for Monday:

DAY OF ACTION: Hundreds of Iowans are expected to be at the Capitol Tuesday for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund day of action in conjunction with Our Revolution, the successor to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders\u2019 unsuccessful presidential campaign.

At a 10 a.m. rally, Iowa CCI Action and Our Revolution members will address clean water, raising the statewide minimum wage, wage theft, racial justice and campaign finance reform. They also plan to lobby on proposals to change voter ID laws, pre-empt local minimum wages and so-called \u201cstand your ground\u201d legislation.

For more information, visit cciaction.org.

LT. GOV. CONFIRMATION: Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are cool to a state senator\u2019s idea of requiring any future appointment to the office of lieutenant governor be subject to a simple majority vote of the Iowa Senate.

Sen. Tony Bisignano, D-Des Moines, introduced Senate File 50 as a transfer of power may be forthcoming at the Statehouse if Branstad is confirmed to be President Donald Trump\u2019s ambassador to China and he resigns the governorship. Reynolds would become governor and would appoint her lieutenant under Iowa law. Bisignano favors confirmation because any appointed lieutenant governor could become governor with no input from voters or Iowans.

\u201cThat\u2019s never been the process before,\u201d Reynolds told reporters Monday. \u201cThe process is in place. There\u2019s no precedent for doing anything different.\u201d

Branstad agreed, saying the current system is \u201cgood and fair\u201d and has worked well in the past when a governor has been called upon to appoint someone to fill a vacant elective statewide office.

WORKPLACE DRUG TESTING: The GOP-led Senate Labor and Business Relations Committee voted 7-4 Monday to expand Iowa\u2019s workplace drug-testing law include hair samples. Iowa law already lets companies demand blood, urine, saliva or breath samples from workers for random drug tests.

\u201cForty-seven states currently allow the testing of hair for drugs,\u201d said Sen. Michael Breitbach, R-Strawberry Point, said. \u201cIt\u2019s another tool in the employer\u2019s tool box to make sure that they provide a safe and viable workplace.\u201d

Four Democrats on the committee opposed Senate File 32, arguing hair retains evidence of drug use for months, even years. The bill now goes to the Iowa Senate debate calendar for further consideration.

GLENWOOD INVESTIGATION: Gov. Terry Branstad told reporters at his weekly news conference that he won\u2019t \u201csecond guess\u201d decisions made by the state Department of Human Services in handling recent problems at a facility at Glenwood.

The governor called it \u201cconcerning\u201d that investigators recently determined some staff at the state-run Glenwood facility where patients with profound mental disabilities live were physically and verbally abusing the patients. Asked how the culture of abuse was allowed, Branstad replied: \u201cThat\u2019s a good question, and that\u2019s the reason why significant changes have been already made.\u201d

Six employees at the Glenwood facility were fired, six quit and five others have been disciplined, but no supervisors were disciplined. The governor said DHS officials have taken the action they think is appropriate

\u201cIf there\u2019s additional action that should be taken, I\u2019m certain they\u2019ll do what needs to be done, but I\u2019m not one to second-guess,\u201d Branstad said. The governor said a majority of employees at the Glenwood Resource Center are \u201chard-working, conscientious people\u201d who do a good job.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: \u201cThey told me to keep a secret until now.\u201d \u2014\u00a0Diego Garcia Orellana, a student at Des Moines\u2019 Central Campus school, in response to reporters\u2019 questions about what he has been telling his friends about a new state website with career and job information that was unveiled Monday at a news conference in which he was a participant.

\u2014 Times Bureau

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) \u2014 Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday indicated they wouldn't immediately support legislation aimed at improving oversight of the state's child protective services following the death of a 16-year-old West Des Moines girl who was allegedly tortured and starved.

During a news conference, Branstad was asked about the October death of Natalie Finn, whose parents Nicole Finn and Joseph Finn Jr. have pleaded not guilty to various charges in the case. The Republican governor said it's important for the Iowa Department of Human Services to investigate alleged child abuse, but he also added that DHS must do things in \"a thoughtful and judicious way that also protects the rights of parents and families.\"

The governor's spokesman, Ben Hammes, said later that Branstad and Reynolds are open to \"conversations\" about making improvements to the current oversight system, but Hammes added that the two officials will wait on lawmakers to introduce proposals.

The issue is expected to emerge during the new legislative session amid discussions over expanding home-schooling options in the state. Natalie was home-schooled, and the case has highlighted how the state monitors its system.

Republicans have also indicated that they support distributing state dollars to parents and guardians seeking schooling options for their children outside of a traditional public school.

Rep. Walt Rogers, a Cedar Falls Republican who is chairman of the House Education Committee, said while he tends to support a hands-off approach to home schooling, it \"doesn't mean I'm not open to looking at options right now.\"

Sen. Herman Quirmbach, a Democrat from Ames and a ranking member in the Senate Education Committee, said many parents do \"an excellent job\" at home schooling, but that Natalie's death was troubling.

\"Now, I don't want to broad-brush attack home schooling in general, but I think we need to have some legislation to tighten that up,\" he said.

The issue also flared up on a day that organizations visited the Capitol to lobby for more investment from the state on foster care. The Des Moines Register has reported that Natalie and her siblings had also been involved in Iowa's foster care system at some point.

Branstad has proposed that Iowa spend about $127 million on child and family services \u2014 which includes foster care \u2014 for the budget year that begins in July, a reduction of about $2 million from the current budget. He wants to use the savings to help create a new state program that distributes money for family planning services to organizations that do not perform abortions, a move that would remove state dollars for Planned Parenthood.

Branstad's office has insisted that foster care would not see a reduction in money, though other preventive programming for at-risk youth may see a reduction.

Christine Branstad, the governor's wife, made brief remarks at a presentation from the groups that were seeking more financial support, though she didn't take a position on any legislative matters.

Corey Anderson, a 19-year-old from Cedar Rapids, said he has benefited from state dollars aimed at Iowa's child and family services. He called any reduction in spending a bad idea, saying it would cause an influx of more young people into the foster care and juvenile court systems.

\"You may be taking money off of this side, but you're going to be increasing how much money you need on the other side,\" he said.

___

Associated Press writer Linley Sanders contributed to this report.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) \u2014 A northwest Iowa man who struck five cyclists with his motorcycle several years ago is now pushing for a stricter law requiring bike lights.

Daryl Hasche hit five teenage girls with his motorcycle while riding in the dark five years ago, The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2k8uPSu ) reports. The cyclists were riding side by side, and didn't have any lights on their bikes.

\"By the time my headlights hit their reflectors, it was too late,\" said Hasche, who was not injured in the accident. Three of the cyclists were taken to a hospital for injuries.

Hasche was not charged. He paid a $60,000 civil settlement to one of the cyclists.

Now, he shares the story of the accident in order to encourage cyclists to use bike lamps and to call attention to the topic for Iowa lawmakers.

Republican Rep. John Wills says a bill requiring flashing rear-facing lights on bicycles between sunset and sunrise could be introduced through the Iowa House Transportation Committee this session. But, he says the bill's language has not yet been finalized.

Currently, state law only requires a bicycle to have a front-lighted lamp, when it's dark outside.

\"I am definitely going to be talking . to some of these people who sell bicycles because, in my opinion, if they sell a bicycle that doesn't have a white light on front and red light on the back, they're selling an unsafe piece of equipment,\" Hasche said prior to the event.

According to Wills, the bill could end up attached to other proposed legislation requiring drivers to change lanes when passing cyclists.

Iowa Bicycle Coalition executive director Mark Wyatt said bicycles are not legally required to be sold with lights, and noted that federal consumer safety officials make an assumption that bicycles are generally not ridden at night.

\"We want to look at anything that promotes safety and we want to keep an open mind about it, but ultimately we don't want unnecessary regulations ... that would be so unusual it would prevent people from bicycling,\" Wyatt said.

___

Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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DES MOINES \u2014\u00a0A state lawmaker still paying his college loans is proposing to undo tuition increases already approved for the next academic year at Iowa\u2019s three public universities.

Rep. Jake Highfill, R-Johnston, wants to freeze tuition for the 2017-18 academic year to provide some relief for students \u2014 and their parents \u2014 at Iowa State University, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa as well as their parents.

\u201cI think it time we slow down the growth\u201d in the regents\u2019 budget, he said Monday. \u201cEvery year, we grow the budget. We\u2019re investing a lot in our kids. We\u2019re investing a lot in higher education. I think we should freeze tuition and let them save a little money.\u201d

Highfill's bill is House File 45. The Board of Regents has registered in opposition to the bill because regents think they should have discretion and flexibility to work with the universities to set tuition, board spokesman Josh Lehman said.

After freezing resident undergraduate tuition for two-and-a-half years, regents since approved three increases as enrollment continues to grow to record levels.

The most recent increase was in December when regents approved a 2 percent per semester increase that bumped the base rate for in-state undergrads at the UI to $7,270 and to $7,240 at UNI and ISU in the 2017-18 academic year.

The package they approved also set varying increases for other students, including for out-of-state undergrads who pay four times more.

The bill, if ultimately adopted, would reset tuition to the current 2016-17 levels. The in-state undergrad rates now are $6,878 at the UI and $6,848 at ISU and UNI.

Last year, the regents unveiled a two-year budget blueprint to help students and parents plan for the cost of education \u2014 one that also draws a clear correlation between state support and tuition rates.

The blueprint envisioned a 2 percent increase in state support for the universities in both the 2018 and 2019 budget years. And it laid out a proposed 2 percent bump in resident undergraduate tuition for each of the two years.

Highfill, who attended Kirkwood Community College and the University of Iowa, didn\u2019t know the state would have to make cuts in the current year budget when he filed his bill, but he said the state is required by law to balance its budget even if that means making mid-year cuts.

He doesn\u2019t see any incongruity in the Legislature freezing tuition at the same time it is cutting the regents\u2019 budgets. Lawmakers and the governor have agreed to cut Iowa State and the University of Iowa by $8 million each and Northern Iowa by $2 million this year.

\u201cWe\u2019re really not cutting their budget,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019re not growing it as much as they would like, but it\u2019s still higher than the year before and higher than the year before that.\u201d

Gov. Terry Branstad and lawmakers tentatively agreed to cut both the UI and ISU budgets by $8 million and UNI by $2 million this year below levels that were already appropriated.

Total general fund appropriations to the Board of Regents were $595 million in fiscal 2016. Gov. Terry Branstad has proposed appropriating $587 million and $597 million in fiscal 2018 and 2019, respectively.

In proposing the freeze, Highfill said enrollment is growing at the universities and out-of-state students, who pay higher tuition, now account for more than half of the enrollment.

According to Lehman, enrollment is 60 percent in-state and 40 percent out-of-state.

More students than ever enrolled last fall at the three public universities, reaching a total 81,899 overall. Ten years ago, total enrollment \u2014 including undergraduate, graduate and professional students was 69,178.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) \u2014 Republicans in the Iowa Legislature have introduced their plan for closing the state's budget shortfall, and it proposes fewer cuts to state agencies than a plan originally backed by Gov. Terry Branstad.

A GOP-led Senate panel approved a bill Monday proposing some Iowa departments cut about $88 million in spending for the budget year that began last July. Branstad sought agency cuts of about $110 million.

Sen. Charles Schneider, a West Des Moines Republican who oversees a key budget committee, says the plan would still cut over $115 million. He says the rest would be achieved in part by not enacting some tax deduction rules.

Schneider says other Republicans, including Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, support the bill. It requires more Senate votes before it can reach the House.

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