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 »
DES MOINES — You could say the Iowa Legislature is halfway to adjourning its 2014 session.
The House passed a sine die resolution ending its 108-day session at 5:54 a.m. today. The Senate adjourned only briefly and is expected to reco [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS – After their early morning dismissal from Des Moines, the state’s members of the Iowa House returned to their home districts on Thursday, often as most of their constituents were getting ready for work.
A final fl [...]continue »
DES MOINES — The shutdown of the split-control Legislature’s 2014 session got messy Thursday morning when Senate Democrats attempted to pass a resolution giving a legislative panel broad investigative power to look into alleged misma [...]continue »