Legislature

Advocate in Cedar Rapids pushes expansion of Iowa’s medical cannabis program

CEDAR RAPIDS — Maria La France, a driving force behind the state’s medical cannabidiol act that passed last year, is ready to expand ... »

Iowa road funding plan calls for 10-cent gas tax increase

DES MOINES — Details began to emerge Wednesday of a road funding proposal that may be introduced soon, while a long line of special interest ... »

Iowa DOT urges lawmakers to allow snowplows to have blue, white lights

Iowa transportation officials want to study whether blue and white lights on snowplows will reduce crashes, but state law reserves those colors for ... »

Iowa House Republicans approve school funding; Democrats decry proposal

DES MOINES — State funding of Iowa’s K-12 schools would increase a total of 3.7 percent over the next two fiscal years under a bill p ... »

Gas price drop may require adjustments to Iowa energy proposals

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad and top legislators say lower pump prices for gasoline likely will force some modification in proposals to ... »

Governor’s proposed budget doesn’t match up with Regents new funding model

Although the Board of Regents this week praised the governor’s 2016 budget proposal for its support of a third-straight tuition freeze and i ... »

Iowa lawmakers 2015: By the numbers

DES MOINES — They mostly come from the business sector, many are grandparents, and most were born right here in Iowa.

They are the mem ... »

Iowa lawmakers unlikely to be able to keep fingers off ‘hot buttons’

CEDAR RAPIDS — Every legislative session has an agenda — the leaders’ list of important and necessary action.

Then there ... »

North Liberty moves forward with sewer line despite landowner’s lawsuit

NORTH LIBERTY — Gary Weinman walked through his prairie on a frigid afternoon Friday with warm memories.

“It would just put a s ... »

Regents hope Iowa lawmakers will support tuition freeze, performance plan

JOHNSTON — Leaders of the state Board of Regents expressed optimism Friday that their new plan to distribute state funds to the three state ... »

Legislators await Branstad’s allowable growth proposal

WATERLOO — Education stakeholders will be all ears during the condition of the state address to hear Gov. Terry Branstad’s proposal f ... »

Iowa lawmakers prepare to debate proposed higher education funding change

Whether Iowa lawmakers will support a new Board of Regents funding model and third-straight tuition freeze by boosting appropriations in the upcomi ... »

After Sept. 1 schedule ruling, Iowa schools prepare for possible calendar shift

DES MOINES — The school year appears headed for a significant shift.

A new state education department edict may force districts to st ... »

Branstad seeks talks on bipartisan transportation funding solution for Iowa

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad plans to hold talks with top legislative leaders yet this month aimed at forging bipartisan agreement on a ... »

Iowa State Republicans ready to lower income taxes despite tight budget

ALTOONA — Republican state lawmakers hope to lower Iowans’ income taxes this year, despite facing what they acknowledge will be a dif ... »

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