Jay Waagmeester

Jay Waagmeester

Jay is a former Iowa Capital Dispatch intern. Jay is based in Ames and is currently a senior majoring in journalism and marketing at Iowa State University. He has interned at New Century Press and contributed to the Iowa State Daily.

D.C. Dispatch: Border business, Iowa visitors and California pork

By: and - May 12, 2023

This week, Iowa’s lawmakers focused on introducing bills on border policy. Former governor of Iowa and ambassador to China Terry Branstad also made an appearance on Capitol Hill, as did members of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Iowa lawmakers are calling for the Biden administration to take action to stop undocumented immigration at the U.S.-Mexico […]

Regents to vote next month on tuition increase

By: - May 11, 2023

The Iowa Board of Regents will vote next month whether to increase tuition and fees for Iowa public university students. According to the board, the tuition increase is projected to generate $29 million in incremental revenue for fiscal year 2024 across all three institutions. No one at the meeting voiced any objection to the proposal. […]

Regents to consider tuition increase for public universities

By: - May 10, 2023

Iowa public college students could see a cost increase to their education again. The Iowa Board of Regents will discuss undergraduate tuition increases Thursday of up to 3.5% for resident students and up to 4% for nonresident students.  The discussion of tuition increases comes after the fiscal year 2024 budget was passed by the Legislature […]