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July 29, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) An unregistered Indiana professional fundraising company has agreed to stop soliciting Iowans after Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller entered into a settlement with the company. The Campaign Center, Inc. (TCC), a fundraising corporation based in Bloomington, Indiana, and its President and C.E.O., Jonathan Wright, agreed to stop...

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July 29, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A professional fundraising company accused of consumer fraud by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is now under court order to cease all fundraising activities and is no longer allowed to remain in business. On May 27, 2010, a Polk County District Court judge ordered Public Safety Communications...

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July 29, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller is asking a Polk County District Judge to find a Wisconsin-based fundraiser in violation of consumer protection laws and a previous injunction and to order the company to halt deceptive fundraising practices in Iowa. In a motion filed Thursday, Miller asked Polk County...

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July 29, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller called on Iowa lawmakers to reconsider a plan to enable Iowans to find out how much of the money they donate really goes to charity. At a news conference where Miller announced putting a stop to questionable practices involving three professional fundraisers, Miller...

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July 22, 2010

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined 12 other states in filing a motion in Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals defending a new environmental regulation limiting greenhouse gases. Starting in January 2011, pollution control requirements under the federal Clean Air Act will apply for the first time...

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July 21, 2010

Iowa Attorney General attends President's signing ceremony (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller congratulated President Barack Obama for signing into law the most sweeping financial regulatory overhaul since the Great Depression. Miller was invited by the White House and was present at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.,...

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July 14, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) An Alabama-based company with facilities in 14 states, including Iowa, has agreed to pay a $4 million federal civil penalty for more than 400 violations of federal and state environmental laws. McWane, Incorporated, which is headquartered in Birmingham Alabama, owns Clow Valve Company and Mitrisin Disposal Site,...

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July 13, 2010

(IOWA CITY, Iowa) Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller urged the U.S. Senate to pass sweeping legislation to overhaul the nation’s financial regulatory system and protect Iowa consumers. “This bill will do so much good for Iowa consumers,” Miller said. “I encourage Senator Charles Grassley to support it.” The legislation (see...

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July 12, 2010

Monroe Branstad of rural Forest City in north-central Iowa has been ordered to pay $17,000 in civil penalties for environmental violations, including water pollution resulting from a sweet-corn silage runoff that entered the Winnebago River from his large cattle-feeding operation. Hancock County District Court Judge Colleen D. Weiland entered a...

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July 9, 2010

(DES MOINES, Iowa) A Polk County judge has approved Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s request for a $250,000 civil penalty against a Wisconsin-based petroleum company doing business in Iowa for underground storage tank (UST) violations. District Judge Robert B. Hanson entered a consent decree against Bulk Petroleum Corporation. Bulk Petroleum...

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