Iowa

Lawmakers looking to repeal unattended vehicle law

DES MOINES — A century-old law in Iowa says law officers can ticket motorists for a $20 fine if they leave a vehicle unattended with its eng ... »

Branstad does not plan salary bill

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he does not plan to propose a state salary bill again this year to fund increased compensation ... »

Farmer-legislator calls for stiffer farm theft penalties

DES MOINES — Iowa is widely known for its corn and hogs. Less well known is that livestock and farm commodities, most often at remote rural ... »

University of Iowa grad and peeping victim lobbies for change to Iowa’s peeping law

IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa graduate who testified against an Iowa City landlord convicted in 2013 of spying on female tenants is now l ... »

Lawmakers’ frustration over new prison problems growing

DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers are expressing frustration at the lack of cooperation from state agencies in determining why new problems contin ... »

Senate panel approves speed limit increase

DES MOINES — Raising the speed limit to 75 mph on rural interstate highways in Iowa got the green light from a Senate subcommittee Wednesday ... »

Iowa DHS looks to move Medicaid to managed care to save money, improve outcomes

DES MOINES — With Medicaid expenses rising at double the rate of state revenue, Department of Human Services Director Chuck Palmer is lookin ... »

Branstad signs gas tax increase

DES MOINES — With little fanfare Wednesday, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a fuel tax increase that would hike prices at Iowa pumps for gasoline ... »

Iowa Senate votes to raise Iowa’s minimum wage

DES MOINES — Without debate, the Iowa Senate voted 27-22 Tuesday to boost the state’s minimum wage to $8.75 an hour by July 1, 2016 & ... »

Iowans approve of performance of governor, U.S. senators

DES MOINES — Iowans generally are upbeat about the state’s prospects for the next four years and give favorable marks to their Republ ... »

Smoke-free casino bill gets hearing, little more

DES MOINES — A House subcommittee spent about 15 minutes Tuesday hearing the pros and cons of a bill seeking to authorize up to two new gamb ... »

Anti-bullying work starts anew

DES MOINES — State lawmakers once again are attempting to draft a law that would help Iowa’s schools deal with bullying.

The pr ... »

Iowa House joins Iowa Senate in approving gas tax increase

DES MOINES — The state’s gas tax will increase 10 cents per gallon if Gov. Terry Branstad signs a measure approved Tuesday by state l ... »

Catholic bishops urge Iowa lawmakers to increase minimum wage

DES MOINES — Bishops from Catholic Church dioceses in Iowa took on the role of lobbyists Tuesday in urging state legislators to approval a b ... »

Gas tax may be debated Tuesday

DES MOINES — A proposal to raise Iowa’s gas tax by 10 cents a gallon may be debated in the Iowa Capitol on Tuesday.

The proposa ... »

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