Since his start in radio news, Trent has won awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association, the Nebraska Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice also serves as the 2009-2010 President of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Rice is a native of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. He and his wife Solveig have been married since 2000. They live in Ames where he enjoys golf, reading, movies, music college football, and the heartbreak that comes from being a Minnesota Vikings fan. Trent and Solveig have twin daughters Annika and Kaija and a son, Erik, who shares the same birthday as his sisters, just five years later.
So... This is what politics has come to in the closing days of the 2013 session of the Iowa General Assembly.
First, watch THIS video...
Now, watch THIS video...
Now, try not to punch yourself in the face. Maybe you'll be more successful that I was. This is what doubles as politics in 2013. It would be laughable, if it didn't revolve on something as crucial as paying for our schools and making them better.
Gov. Branstad's office ought to be ashamed of itself for this embarassing, childish stunt. Don't miss this--we PAID someone in the Governor's office to produce this video. Go back and watch it again, and remember that it's your tax dollars at work.
FWIW, I have ZERO hope that there will be any resolution to the education reform OR the funding issue. Remember this next year when you go to the polls.