Iowa

Branstad appoints new Department of Corrections director

DES MOINES — Iowa has a new head of the state’s corrections system.

Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday appointed Jerry Bartruff to ... »

Advocate in Cedar Rapids pushes expansion of Iowa’s medical cannabis program

CEDAR RAPIDS — Maria La France, a driving force behind the state’s medical cannabidiol act that passed last year, is ready to expand ... »

Iowa road funding plan calls for 10-cent gas tax increase

DES MOINES — Details began to emerge Wednesday of a road funding proposal that may be introduced soon, while a long line of special interest ... »

Iowa DOT urges lawmakers to allow snowplows to have blue, white lights

Iowa transportation officials want to study whether blue and white lights on snowplows will reduce crashes, but state law reserves those colors for ... »

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 ... »

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