State paid nearly $19.6 million to settle claims in fiscal 2015

DES MOINES — Efforts to resolve construction issues at the state's new maximum-security prison in Fort Madison caused a sizable spike in the ... »

Even with GOP support, Iowa Legislature won’t have special session

CEDAR RAPIDS — A handful of House Republicans have joined the call for a special session of the Iowa Legislature to override the governor&#x ... »

Despite no decision on eminent domain bills, sponsor calls 2015 ‘successful’ session

DES MOINES — It may not appear that he has much to show for it, but the Iowa Legislature’s most vocal champion of property rights, sa ... »

Iowa Democrats suggest special session to override funding vetoes for schools, mental health facilities

DES MOINES — Statehouse Democrats want to bring lawmakers back to the Iowa Capitol.

The response from Republicans was clear: It’ ... »

Iowa tops $8 billion in gross tax collections for first time

DES MOINES — State net tax receipts finished the 2015 fiscal year up $376.7 million from the previous year and above the projected annual gr ... »

Iowa lawmaker plans trade mission to Cuba

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Democratic state lawmaker is organizing a trade mission to Cuba this summer in hopes of tapping into that market if the emb ... »

Host of new Iowa laws taking effect Wednesday

DES MOINES — Iowa cities will have liability protection against sledding accidents on municipal property and Iowans who drink alcoholic beve ... »

Lawmakers urge Branstad to keep mental health facilities open

MOUNT PLEASANT — Two weeks away from the governor’s ... »

Lawmakers: State tuition freeze in danger next spring, beyond

DES MOINES — In-state undergraduate students attending Iowa's three public universities will not see a tuition increase this fall.

Ne ... »

Pipeline opponents say Iowa utilities board flouting its own rules

A group opposing a proposed Bakken crude oil pipeline through Iowa accused the state utility board Friday of flouting its own rules to rush through ... »

Get serious about tax reform, key Iowa lawmakers say

ANKENY — Key state lawmakers would like to find a way next year to lighten Iowans’ tax bills.

Tax reform did not get much of a ... »

Deja vu? School funding debate could repeat in 2016

DES MOINES — Any educators and parents of Iowa schoolchildren who got heartburn from the school funding debate that congested the recently c ... »

Branstad begins review of Iowa Legislature's budget

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he's not ruling anything in or anything out, including a special legislative session, as he begi ... »

Iowa DOT debuts more driver’s license renewal kiosks

DES MOINES — Renewing or replacing an Iowa driver’s license just got easier, according to state transportation officials.

Paul ... »

Branstad: Extended Iowa school funding increases would avoid budget ‘torture test’

DES MOINES — The split-control Legislature should set state education funding increases for the next two fiscal years before they adjourn th ... »