DES MOINES — On a party-line vote, an Iowa Senate panel Tuesday approved a wide-ranging list of proposed government reforms intended to bolster accountability and transparency in the wake of allegations brought against the Branstad administ [...]continue »
DES MOINES — Life as a parent of a child with epilepsy is hectic enough, Kim Novy says. On Tuesday, she asked the state for a little help.
Novy encouraged the Iowa Department of Public Health and a state rule-making committee to make [...]continue »
DES MOINES — A partisan dust-up erupted Tuesday over a legislative report focusing on the size of state government and spending by a state agency.
At issue was an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency of the state De [...]continue »
Former Department of Administrative Services Director Mike Carroll repeated Wednesday he did not know about money paid to terminated employees in exchange for confidentiality, despite contradictory testimony from the agency’s former attorne [...]continue »
The Iowa Senate Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday at the State Capitol to interview former and current officials with a state agency that paid secret settlements as part of a 2011 reorganization.
The committee subpoenaed Mike Carroll, [...]continue »
DES MOINES — Members of the Iowa Senate Government Oversight Committee, armed with new subpoena power, will convene a hearing Monday at the Statehouse focusing on issues at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
Committee members are [...]continue »
Just before 9 a.m. on Feb. 5, state Rep. Quentin Stanerson fired off a one-sentence email to Adam Gregg.
“Office of harassment and antibullying policies?????? Holy Cow,” he wrote.
Stanerson, R-Center Point, was the floor [...]continue »
DES MOINES – A small army of never-say-die parents and children – many in wheelchairs – impacted by epilepsy flooded the Capitol rotunda Friday to watch Gov. Terry Branstad sign a law giving them access to relief-providing can [...]continue »
DES MOINES — The split-control Legislature continued its trend of slowing the growth of the Iowa Code this year.
For the fourth straight year, Iowa lawmakers passed fewer than 150 measures during the session that ended after 108 calen [...]continue »
DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad signed 11 bills into law Friday, including a ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to minors in Iowa and a separate measure designed to create parameters for the use of dron [...]continue »
DES MOINES — A small group of lawmakers on Tuesday vetted new nutritional standards for school vending machines, specifications for animal feedlots and rules governing operations at the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
The 10-memb [...]continue »
DES MOINES — An overflow crowd turned out Friday to debate the merits and shortcomings of Iowa’s proposed clean water rules.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials are conducting hearings to solicit public comments on p [...]continue »
DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate adjourned its 2014 session Friday morning after Democrats passed a resolution giving a legislative panel broad investigative power to look into alleged mismanagement and secret dealings by Branstad administratio [...]continue »