Sen. Joni Ernst holds town hall in Forest City

The questions asked by the crowd were very diverse, ranging from health care to ethanol.

Posted: Aug 23, 2019 8:49 PM
Updated: Aug 24, 2019 9:12 AM

FOREST CITY, Iowa - Senator Ernst fielded a variety of questions from the crowd for about an hour.  Topics varied from health care, to education, and even divorce and the impact it has on society.

She also fielded a very important question about ethanol producers and the impact that the EPA's Small Refinery Exemptions are having on them.  

During the town hall, Kelly Hansen, the general manager of POET Biorefining asked Senator Ernst about this very issue.  Ernst responded by saying she is working with President Trump on the issue and they have come to some compromises.  She also said she was disappointed that the Small Refinery Exemptions are not going away.

In a press conference after the town hall, Ernst gave her thoughts on the economy and whether or not the country was heading to a recession.  She thought the economy was going strong, with lots of growth in the manufacturing sector, and that the labor shortage is another indicator of that strength.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 16°
Albert Lea
Overcast
16° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 16°
Austin
Overcast
19° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 19°
Charles City
Overcast
18° wxIcon
Hi: 19° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 18°
Rochester
Overcast
17° wxIcon
Hi: 20° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 17°
Patchy fog, light mix for morning commute
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/28

Image

Mock Caucus

Image

Fire reignites at The Bakery

Image

Theatre Group Visits the Roots of The Music Man

Image

Theatre Group Visits the Sites of The Music Man - 4p

Image

Golden Apple

Image

Youth Baseball Grant

Image

Interview with Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Image

Youth Straw Poll

Image

Push for Human Trafficking Curriculum

Community Events