County Officials to Meet in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - More than 700 Iowa county officials are gathering in Des Moines for a conference focused on training and networking.

The Iowa State Association of Counties will meet Thursday and Friday at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for the 70th Spring School of Instruction gathering.

Organizers say presentations will cover health care reform, workers' compensation, government spending and tourism. Participants also will learn about important legislative issues concerning county operations and finances.

County officials are expected to review and approve the association's budget for the next fiscal year.
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