Iowa lawmakers trade barbs over affordable housing legislation

Iowa cities could not ban housing discrimination based on a tenant's use of federal housing vouchers under legislation advanced by a House committee Thursday. House Study Bill 171, and a...

Senate panels support liability shield for gun industry but not trucking firms

Two bills aimed at shielding certain industries from liability for injuries or deaths caused by their products or employees met different fates in the Iowa Senate Thursday. A three-member subcommittee...

Senate panel advances latest bill banning traffic cameras

Iowa Sen. Brad Zaun’s latest attempt to ban most traffic cameras advanced Thursday, but not before the Urbandale Republican got an earful from two big-city police chiefs and Democratic...

Reynolds: Iowans are concerned about election integrity and ‘censorship’

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday that Iowans are concerned "what happened" in the 2020 elections and about "censorship" imposed by private tech companies. Earlier this week, the Iowa House...

Iowa state senator: ‘We’re out of the pandemic’

An Iowa senator advocating for legislation to cut unemployment benefits for out-of-work Iowans, said Thursday the state is “out of the pandemic.” “The restrictions have been lifted in Iowa, our...

Reynolds ‘not aware’ of Iowa’s low ranking in 2-dose vaccine administration

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she was not aware Iowa was among the slowest states to have delivered two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine to its residents. Over the...

Game-changing one-dose vaccine could be in states’ hands shortly

WASHINGTON — States struggling to provide enough COVID-19 vaccines are likely just a few days away from a pivotal development in the vaccination race: the availability of a shot...

A major election bill passed the Legislature. What does that mean for voters?

A sweeping election bill that shrinks Iowa’s absentee voting window and introduces new penalties for election misconduct is headed to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ desk. The House passed the bill, Senate...

Hearing sees bipartisan consensus that electric vehicles will replace fossil-fuel burners

WASHINGTON — Senators who could decide the fate of President Joe Biden’s push for a major new infrastructure package seemed open to his priorities at a hearing Wednesday, particularly...

Environment group: Trump’s final year in office saw spike in farm subsidies

President Trump’s administration spent $20 billion on farm subsidies in its last year, four times the level at the beginning of his term, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group reported...

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