Iowa

Fireworks bill still alive in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES — It’s too early to tell whether a debate over legalized fireworks in Iowa will flare or fizzle in the Iowa Senate as the ... »

Iowa legislative leaders, Branstad hoping for breakthrough in budget talks

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday he is hoping there will be a breakthrough soon in budget talks with leaders of the split-cont ... »

Iowa legislators still sparring over education funding

DES MOINES — Education advocates pleaded unsuccessfully Wednesday with GOP legislators for increased state aid to K-12 schools, prompting an ... »

House Republicans vote down anti-bullying proposal

DES MOINES — A package of anti-bullying programs and provisions designed for Iowa’s public schools was narrowly defeated Wednesday ni ... »

Iowa Department of Public Safety introduces Child Abduction Response Team

DES MOINES — Iowa has a new action plan that law enforcement officials hope will provide more expedience and efficiency in responding to cas ... »

Concerns grow over bird flu: economic, job losses in Iowa

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday there is growing concern about economic and job losses that Iowa may incur due to ongoing proble ... »

Fallen Iowa peace officers honored

DES MOINES — Iowa honored its fallen law officers Friday and paid tribute to those serving to keep the peace.

Centerville native and ... »

Iowa lawmakers making push to finishing 2015 session

DES MOINES — Top lawmakers discussed state budget negotiations Thursday during a closed-door meeting with the goal of inching closer to comp ... »

Branstad questions Democrats’ estimate of Iowa Medicaid savings

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad took issue Thursday with provisions of a Senate-passed human services budget bill, saying majority Democrat ... »

Branstad tries to revive regent’s funding model

DES MOINES — With the legislative session going into overtime with no agreement on a state budget, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he will & ... »

Per-diem period ends for lawmakers

DES MOINES — Belt-tightening efforts at the Statehouse just got personal.

Legislators will be living on their own dime when they retur ... »

Iowa Democrats say $977 million too little for education

DES MOINES — The Iowa House approved nearly $1 billion in education appropriations that called for a tuition freeze for the third year in a ... »

Iowa lawmakers advance state tax hike for outdoor improvements

DES MOINES — A Senate panel Thursday approved a state sales tax hike to generate money that would be earmarked for enhancing Iowa’s n ... »

Eminent domain changes clear Iowa House, Senate panels

DES MOINES — Legislation making it more difficult for private companies to acquire access to private property through condemnation cleared t ... »

House Democrats: Schools could have 1,000 fewer staff members next year

DES MOINES — Iowa schools could have more than 1,000 fewer teachers and other staff members next year amid uncertain funding from the state ... »