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Democrats ask for state recount changes following Hart concession

Two weeks after Democrat Rita Hart withdrew her challenge of election results in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, legislative leaders are asking for changes in...

Grassley: House policing bill may not be ‘fast-tracked’ for passage

The major policing bill lawmakers advanced this week might not be “fast-tracked” to the governor’s desk, House Speaker Pat Grassley said Thursday. “This bill is...

House passes police qualified immunity, enhanced penalties for rioting

From increased penalties for rioting to qualified immunity for police officers, several of the session’s major policing proposals came together Wednesday in a bill...

Lawsuit accuses Iowa Legislature of ‘logrolling’ and creating a utility monopoly

A pair of Missouri companies are suing the state of Iowa, accusing legislators of acting “in the dark of night” to create a new...

Twenty-one Iowa counties turn down COVID-19 vaccines

Twenty-one county health departments turned down their state COVID-19 vaccine allocations this week, the state health director said.  Kelly Garcia, director of the Iowa Department...

Iowa Senate proposes $14 million less than House for prisons

The Iowa Senate proposed a $6.2 million increase to the Department of Corrections following a deadly attack at Anamosa, an allocation $14 million shy...

Iowa health director fears loss of vaccine momentum after J &...

Iowa’s top public health official fears that the pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for COVID-19 will lead some skeptics...

Senate proposes $8.2 million increase for public universities

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a $8.2 million increase for Iowa's public universities, a proposal in opposition to the House's Regents funding...

Silicon Valley congressman: Iowa tech boom hinges on broadband, respecting farmers

A congressman from California’s Silicon Valley told an Iowa radio audience Tuesday many rural Americans are justifiably angry about getting left out of the...

Proposed Regents funding freeze advances in Iowa House

House Republican lawmakers stood firm on their plan to freeze funding for Iowa’s public universities in fiscal year 2022. Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning Sun, led...
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