State Senate

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 exchange for confidentiality, despite contradictory testimony from the agency’s former attorne [...]

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Iowa Senate adjourns 2014 session

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 [...]

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Iowa Senate adjourns, reconvenes; will meet again Friday

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 [...]

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Senators OK limited access to cannabis oil

DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate on Thursday approved a narrow opening for Iowa parents whose children suffer from severe epilepsy to be able to access cannabis oil as a treatment option.

After a debate charged with emotion, senators vote [...]

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Senate includes Toledo home money in HHS budget bill

DES MOINES — The politically divided Iowa Senate voted Monday to re-establish a 20-bed state-run facility to provide treatment and educational services for troubled teenagers previously served at the Iowa Juvenile Home before the Toledo cen [...]

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Iowa Supreme Court: Bisignano Can Run

DES MOINES -- A Des Moines man with a second-offense drunk driving conviction can seek political office, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Tuesday afternoon.

Tony Bisignano was convicted of second-offense drunk driving, which his Democra [...]

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Iowa Senate approves reappointments to medical board

DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate voted Tuesday to reconfirm two members of the Iowa Board of Medicine, a state regulatory panel which has been embroiled in a controversy over pills used to induce abortions that are dispensed by doctors using au [...]

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Iowa Senate sends radon, crossbow bills to governor

The Iowa Senate on Tuesday accepted a scaled-down effort to raise awareness among schools officials of the potential harmful health threats posed by the presence of radon gas in their buildings.

Senators voted 39-10 to send Senate File 366 t [...]

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