Government policy

State to consider new water conservation rules

WINDSOR HEIGHTS — Iowans should begin adopting voluntary water conservation practices now that will head off or at least move back the need t ... »

Iowa board delays decision on reclassifying marijuana

DES MOINES — After some members expressed reservations, the Iowa Pharmacy Board on Wednesday tabled its decision on marijuana's drug classifi ... »

State aims for second take with film tax credit

DES MOINES — Iowa has hit the “refresh” button on its efforts to nurture media productions in the state.

Iowa, which onc ... »

Forum dives into water quality issues

CEDAR RAPIDS — With Election Day fast approaching, environmentally minded residents gathered Saturday to discuss Eastern Iowa’ ... »

Cedar Rapids council supports facade improvement, startup programs

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council has agreed to spend $100,000 on two new projects, $50,000 on a downtown facade-improvement program and the s ... »

Iowa employers to see decrease in jobless insurance tax rates

DES MOINES — Iowa employers who pay into the state unemployment trust fund will see their contributions drop by $108 million when the averag ... »

Iowa pipeline informational meetings planned for September

DES MOINES – A Texas company looking to build a crude oil pipeline across Iowa expects to hold “open houses” in 17 to 19 affec ... »

Iowa Gaming Commission places 3-year pause on new casino applications

JOHNSTON — Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett has been looking to the Iowa Legislature for help since the moment the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commi ... »

Agreement halts lending company targeting Iowa military

DES MOINES — A coalition of prosecutors has halted a predatory loan operation that targeted U.S. service members.

Nearly $92 million i ... »

Branstad seeks federal disaster help for more Iowa counties

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to designate 22 counties in Iowa eligible for federal disaste ... »

Branstad hasn’t taken position on oil pipeline through Iowa

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he does not plan to take a position on a proposed crude oil pipeline that would stretch diagona ... »

Marion officials consider incentives for two expanding local manufacturers

MARION — The city of Marion is considering economic development incentives to help two local manufacturing companies — Legacy Manufac ... »

Cedar Rapids council to consider ‘aggressive solicitation’ ordinance

CEDAR RAPIDS — Men with weathered faces and signs asking for money are hard to ignore when they camp next to Interstate 380 ramps in the cit ... »

Coalition calls for tougher Iowa clean water rules

DES MOINES — A coalition of groups on Tuesday called upon the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to strengthen proposed clean water rules ... »

Obama transportation proposal would OK tollways, but unlikely in Iowa

A federal transportation proposal would remove restrictions on toll booths on federal roads, which could provide states like Iowa a new revenue str ... »

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