Legislature

Iowa leaving $53 million for Amtrak service sitting on the track

WASHINGTON — Right now, you would need $75 minimum and at least nine hours of travel time to get from Chicago to Omaha aboard an Amtrak trai ... »

State lawmakers debate university funding model

CORALVILLE -- The intended and unintended consequences of a new proposal for funding Iowa's public universities came under review by lawmakers this ... »

Iowa Democrats pass proposed government reforms

DES MOINES — On a party-line vote, an Iowa Senate panel Tuesday approved a wide-ranging list of proposed government reforms intended to bols ... »

Supporters urge streamlined regulations for marijuana oil

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. »

Partisan sparks fly at Senate hearing for Dept. of Administrative Services

DES MOINES — A partisan dust-up erupted Tuesday over a legislative report focusing on the size of state government and spending by a state a ... »

Branstad’s cabinet officials knew about secret settlements, former attorney says

Former Department of Administrative Services Director Mike Carroll repeated Wednesday he did not know about money paid to terminated employees in e ... »

Oversight committee to interview current, former Iowa officials Wednesday

The Iowa Senate Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday at the State Capitol to interview former and current officials with a state agency that pai ... »

Senate Oversight reconvening under new subpoena power

DES MOINES — Members of the Iowa Senate Government Oversight Committee, armed with new subpoena power, will convene a hearing Monday at the ... »

State tax collections take drastic plunge

Note: Monthly General Fund Revenue Receipts Through May 31, 2014, can be found ... »

Documents show big divide between anti-bullying camps

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 ant ... »

Branstad signs cannabis oil, HIV transmission bills

DES MOINES – A small army of never-say-die parents and children – many in wheelchairs – impacted by epilepsy flooded the Capit ... »

New HIV transmission law makes Iowa model for nation

By Alison Gowans, The Gazette

If Gov. Terry Branstad signs Senat ... »

Iowa Legislature continues trend of passing fewer bills

DES MOINES — The split-control Legislature continued its trend of slowing the growth of the Iowa Code this year.

For the fourth straig ... »

E-cigarette ban among bills Gov. Branstad signs

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad signed 11 bills into law Friday, including a ban the sale of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine ... »

Legislative panel approves agency rule changes

DES MOINES — A small group of lawmakers on Tuesday vetted new nutritional standards for school vending machines, specifications for animal f ... »

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