Durham promises to stay another year as Iowa economic development head

DES MOINES — Debi Durham, the top economic development official in Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration, has promised only to stay fo ... »

Branstad seeks talks on bipartisan transportation funding solution for Iowa

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad plans to hold talks with top legislative leaders yet this month aimed at forging bipartisan agreement on a ... »

Iowa testing digital driver’s licenses

DES MOINES — A digital driver’s license capable of being stored on smartphones with a photo straight out of the “Harry Potter& ... »

Branstad offers support for gas tax discussion, but won’t offer plan

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said he wants bipartisan support for raising the gas tax, but he declined to offer his own plan, saying it ... »

Details of Branstad’s inaugural festivities released

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday plans for the Jan. 16 inauguration ceremony and the inaugural ba ... »

Iowa State Republicans ready to lower income taxes despite tight budget

ALTOONA — Republican state lawmakers hope to lower Iowans’ income taxes this year, despite facing what they acknowledge will be a dif ... »

Tight budget tempers legislative spending expectations

DES MOINES — Top legislators are telling Iowans to temper their spending expectations for fiscal 2016 heading into a tough state budgeting c ... »

State legislative leaders murky on gas tax

DES MOINES — A group of central Iowa business leaders meeting with state legislative leaders on Wednesday reaffirmed its support for raising ... »

State employees union requests 4-percent raises

DES MOINES — A union that represents roughly 2,500 public employees in Iowa has requested 4-percent raises each of the next two fiscal years ... »

Iowa wind energy tax credit under fire

DES MOINES — A tax break that is credited with producing renewable energy and jobs in Iowa is being targeted by conservative groups calling ... »

Corbett: Fuel-tax increase will help rural Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Ron Corbett on Monday said the state of Iowa should increase its tax on fuel by a minimum of 10 cents a gallon to benef ... »

State offers 1 percent base pay increase to union workers

DES MOINES — State negotiators offered a 1 percent across-the-board pay raise for each of the next two fiscal years Monday to members of two ... »

Impact of Obama’s immigration action on Iowa unclear, Branstad says

DES MOINES — The impact of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration in Iowa is unknown, Gov. Terry Branstad said Mond ... »

Committee leaders named for 2015 Iowa Senate


DES MOINES — Iowans will see some new faces leading committees in the Iowa Senate when the Legislature convenes in January based on ... »

Iowa GOP not taking position on gas tax

DES MOINES — As the debate heats up once again over raising Iowa’s gas tax, which hasn’t happened in 25 years, you’re n ... »

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