Legislature

Iowa House committee approves pair of eminent domain bills

DES MOINES — An Iowa House committee approved a pair of eminent domain bills that, according to their sponsor are “very simply protec ... »

Iowa Senate leader warns of change in Medicaid managed care

DES MOINES — House and Senate leaders are in agreement that the Legislature has an oversight role as the management of the state’s $4 ... »

Iowa House Republicans pass collective bargaining changes for school employees

DES MOINES — Following debate that spanned two days, Republicans in the Iowa House on Wednesday approved a measure that would change the col ... »

Iowa Republicans propose ‘flat’ income tax option

DES MOINES — Iowans would have the option of eschewing the current income tax filing structure for a flat, 5 percent income tax rate under a ... »

Crowd advocates sales tax boost for Iowa natural resources

DES MOINES — Representatives of conservation, environmental and outdoor recreation groups turned out in force Tuesday to support a state sal ... »

Arbitrator issues split-decision in state employee wages, health insurance case

DES MOINES — Members of Iowa’s largest state employees’ union will pay a share of their monthly health insurance premiums whil ... »

Senate votes to legalize fantasy sports

DES MOINES — Iowans could legally get into the fantasy sports game under a bill that landed in the winner's circle Thursday by a 32-16 vote o ... »

Branstad says he hopes broadband funding for Iowa reinstated

DES MOINES — The state’s plan to foster the expansion of broadband Internet access throughout rural Iowa survived last week’s ... »

Bills live and die in face of Iowa Legislative funnel (List)

DES MOINES — Plans to ban cellphone use while driving, make children attend school until age 18, require Iowans to show a photo ID to vote a ... »

Which laws are living or dying on funnel week at the Iowa Legislature?

DES MOINES — An effort to expand broadband Internet access in Iowa — a priority of Gov. Terry Branstad two years in the making ȁ ... »

Gun bills advance in Iowa House, Senate

DES MOINES — A bill that “advances Iowans' constitutional rights” — specifically 2nd Amendment gun rights, won bipartisan s ... »

Abortion bill clears Iowa House subcommittee

DES MOINES — Doctors would be required to show a pregnant woman an ultrasound image of her unborn fetus before performing an abortion or ris ... »

Bill would end straight-party voting in Iowa

DES MOINES — Iowa voters would no longer have the option of voting a straight-party ticket under a bill that cleared a House subcommittee on ... »

Funeral protest restrictions move forward in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES — A bill to extend the buffer zone between funerals and protests from 500 to 1,000 feet won House Judiciary subcommittee approval ... »

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 ... »