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Legislators look to sweeten up Iowa’s list of symbols by naming honeybee as state insect

Legislators look to sweeten up Iowa’s list of symbols by naming honeybee as state insect

There’s an issue that's getting some fresh buzz at the Capitol: Should Iowa adopt a state insect?  

A Senate subcommittee advanced a measure to give the honeybee that designation Wednesday. The proposal is headed to the full Senate State Government Committee on Thursday. 

The bill is the latest effort to add Iowa to the list of 48 states with an official insect. Iowa and Michigan are the sole remaining states that haven't yet named one.

“I’d like to make Michigan last,” said Sen. Roby Smith, R-Davenport, who chairs the Senate State Government Committee. 

Read the full article on the Des Moines Register website.

 

 



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