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FACT CHECKER: Braley Raised Taxes $1 Trillion

Claim

“The best thing Braley does for Iowa, is skip work. (on-screen graphic: skipped 75% of Veterans Affairs Committee Meetings).

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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Bill Clinton to Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad, and split control in the Iowa Legislature

This week's show features discussion on President Bill Clinton's visit to Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad's large lead in the polls, and the possibility ... »

Iowa City moving forward with Linn/Court development plans

IOWA CITY — Plans are back on track to select a developer for city-owned property near Linn and Court streets.

The Iowa City Council w ... »

Audit shows West Liberty overbilled electric customers

DES MOINES — The city of West Liberty overbilled electric customers $259,000 for services over eight months ending in January, according to ... »

Cedar Rapids residents weigh in on west-side flood protection

CEDAR RAPIDS — About 120 residents who care about the coming flood protection system in and near the Time Check neighborhood in northwest Ce ... »

Fact Checker: NextGen blames Ernst for estimated job losses

Introduction

“26,800 jobs right here in Iowa outsourced overseas because Ernst protected the companies’ tax breaks.”

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Economic development groups work to better market Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa has a bit of an identity crisis.

But it isn’t that people who are unfamiliar with our state hold incorrect ... »

Mixed feelings on Johnson County tax

JOHNSON COUNTY — Not everyone in Johnson County is thrilled about how the extra 1 cent tax would be distributed, assuming the proposed local- ... »

Cedar Rapids, consultant seek fresh input on Time Check flood protection

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials and engineering consulting firm HR Green Inc. will conduct a neighborhood workshop on Thursday evening in nort ... »

Fact checker: ‘One-hundred grand for flower pots’

Introduction

“Murphy pushed to raise income taxes, raise sales taxes and raise property taxes. And what’s Murphy done with our ... »

PHOTOS: On the trail with Bruce Braley

CEDAR RAPIDS — To get a look behind the scenes of Iowa’s hotly-contested U.S. Senate race, Gazette photographer Stephen Mally spent a ... »

Most persistent property owners see property valuations cut

CEDAR RAPIDS — Most of the owners of the 54,111 properties in Cedar Rapids accept what City Assessor Scott Labus says their property is wort ... »

Hatch promises a governorship that “makes dreams come true”

DES MOINES — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch kicked off a marathon campaign swing Tuesday night promising to give Iowans a fre ... »

Renderings detail big downtown changes in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — The latest designs for Iowa City’s massive downtown renovation project detail widened sidewalks, enhanced overhead lighti ... »

Coralville council to discuss Iowa Bicycle Coalition lease

CORALVILLE — The Iowa Bicycle Coalition could be moving into Coralville’s transit hub as soon as next year.

The Coralville City ... »

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