Iowa

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.

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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.

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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 ... »

Iowa House, Senate agree on spirit of ‘direct communication,’ but disagree on details

DES MOINES — Iowa senators and representatives have approved legislation requiring elected officials, including themselves, to provide citiz ... »

Branstad: Iowa may need temporary spending authority to keep operating

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday he expects the split-control Legislature will have to approve temporary spending authority thi ... »

Fallon says he’ll work to defeat Iowa incumbents if eminent domain not restricted

DES MOINES — An opponent of construction of an oil pipeline across Iowa is threatening to hit Iowa lawmakers with what hurts — money ... »

Iowa tax receipts post double-digit growth in May

DES MOINES — The Iowa treasury cashed in on its second-largest month for tax collections in state history in May.

Gross state tax rece ... »