State of Iowa offers 1 percent pay increase to state police union

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

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 ... »

Smith faces challenge for Iowa House Democratic leadership post

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa House Democrats will meet Saturday to lay plans for the 2015 legislative session that begins in two months.

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Costs increase at Iowa state institutions

DES MOINES — Yearly costs to operate Iowa state institutions providing human services and those housing criminal offenders rose over the pas ... »

Iowa’s top drug abuse concerns: Heroin, prescription drugs

DES MOINES — Progress is being made in preventing drug abuse in Iowa, but state officials said Thursday they are concerned about rising inci ... »

Iowa law officers request pay increase

DES MOINES — Members of a union representing state law enforcement employees Thursday requested 4 percent across-the-board pay increases for ... »

Iowa lieutenant governor announces award aimed to encourage STEM teaching

DES MOINES — Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday announced a new award program designed to spur more interest in teaching math, science, en ... »

Is this the year for a gas tax hike?

DES MOINES — Several Iowa lawmakers say it’s time to explore stronger funding for the state’s roads and bridges.

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Iowa Republicans re-elect leaders

DES MOINES — Republican leadership in the Iowa Legislature remains largely unchanged heading into the 2015 session.

House Speaker Krai ... »

DOT adds 20 highway and bridge projects worth $72 million for 2015

AMES — Transportation projects in Linn, Washington and Benton counties are among 20 being added to the slate for 2015, as part of an amendme ... »

Iowa lawmakers turn attention to governance

DES MOINES — Top lawmakers at the Statehouse say the focus now turns to governing under split partisan control, but there’s still som ... »

Branstad: Never say never to another campaign

IOWA CITY — Leading the cheers for the Republican “team” of candidates in recent days, Gov. Terry Branstad didn’t seem ... »

Coaches, Iowa athletics director round out state's 5 highest paid

Iowa's 20 highest-paid state employees made a combined $20.4 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30 — an average cool million each.

Audit shows West Liberty overbilled electric customers

DES MOINES — The city of West Liberty overbilled electric customers $259,000 for services over eight months ending in January, according to ... »

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