Government policy

State of Iowa takes over CoOportunity Health

Financial problems have lead the state’s insurance commissioner to take control of the management of the not-for-profit insurance provider C ... »

After Sept. 1 schedule ruling, Iowa schools prepare for possible calendar shift

DES MOINES — The school year appears headed for a significant shift.

A new state education department edict may force districts to st ... »

North Liberty to consider letting urban chickens stay for good

NORTH LIBERTY — Daniela Williams has been raising chickens at her home in a subdivision on the north side of town for about a year.

He ... »

24,000 Iowans could lose health insurance subsidies

DES MOINES — Roughly 24,000 Iowans stand to lose hundreds of dollars in annual assistance to pay for their health care, pending a U.S. Supre ... »

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 ... »