Iowa

Iowa House Republicans approve school funding; Democrats decry proposal

DES MOINES — State funding of Iowa’s K-12 schools would increase a total of 3.7 percent over the next two fiscal years under a bill p ... »

Branstad discharged from Des Moines hospital, resting ‘comfortably’

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad was released from a Des Moines hospital Tuesday morning and is “resting comfortably” at his r ... »

Lawmakers question funding for ISU experiment station

DES MOINES — As lawmakers this week continue to debate how to fund Iowa’s public universities, some are asking whether nearly $30 mil ... »

Westboro pickets met by counterprotest

DES MOINES — It wasn’t the largest Statehouse protest inspired by proposed legislation, but it may have been the loudest.

As si ... »

Gas price drop may require adjustments to Iowa energy proposals

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad and top legislators say lower pump prices for gasoline likely will force some modification in proposals to ... »

Commission proposes sales tax hike for Iowa’s natural resources

DES MOINES — Members of the Iowa Natural Resources Commission are calling on the split-control Legislature and Gov. Terry Branstad to suppor ... »

Iowa DOT considering new interchange on Interstate 380 in Johnson County

NORTH LIBERTY — Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation are considering a new interchange on Interstate 380 near North Liberty. ... »

Inmate assaults officer at Mount Pleasant prison

DES MOINES — A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the state prison in Mount Pleasant, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of ... »

Branstad, lawmakers seek to close gap on anti-bullying bill

DES MOINES — The time has come to address bullying in schools, Gov. Terry Branstad has declared.

In the wake of that proclamation, cau ... »

Bill would let voters, not supervisors decide on moving county seats

DES MOINES — A state senator wants to make sure voters have a say if a small band of elected officials seek to move a county seat to a new l ... »

Legislators to tour delayed Fort Madison prison

DES MOINES — The chairman of the Iowa House’s oversight committee and a contingent of state lawmakers plan to tour the state prison i ... »

Growth critical to Iowa’s future, Branstad says in inaugural address

DES MOINES — For all its successes, Iowa has failed in at least one important area, Gov. Terry Branstad says: growing the state's population. ... »

Governor’s proposed budget doesn’t match up with Regents new funding model

Although the Board of Regents this week praised the governor’s 2016 budget proposal for its support of a third-straight tuition freeze and i ... »

Iowa economic development leader gets fifth bonus

DES MOINES — Iowa's top economic development officer has received more than $150,000 in bonuses over the past four years, with the latest bon ... »

Bill creating smoke-free Cedar Rapids casino proposed

DES MOINES — As advertised, state Sens. Wally Horn, D-Cedar Rapids, and Dan Zumbach, R-Ryan, have co-sponsored gaming legislation that seeks ... »

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