Government + Politics

Environmentalists wonder: Is state hiding bad nitrate news? State officials say...

An annual report assessing the progress of the state’s voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy — the nucleus of Iowa’s water-quality efforts — is running late...

GOP lawmakers begin new push to restrict abortion rights Gov. Kim...

Iowa Republican leaders are once again pushing for a constitutional amendment that would limit abortion rights in Iowa after an attempt to pass a...

Is this a slot machine or a game of skill? Iowa...

A legal battle is heating up over the way Iowa defines casino-style “amusement devices” found in taverns across the state. Electronic games that look like...

Adjutant general: Iowa Guard looking at biggest deployment in a decade

Newly appointed Iowa Adjutant General Benjamin Corell told state lawmakers during his first address to the Legislature that the Iowa National Guard is getting...

USCMA gets final Senate approval, awaits president’s signature

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement Thursday, sending the historic pact to President Trump for his signature. The agreement, which replaces the North...

Legislature needs to fix the cost barrier for public records

There is a retired businessman in western Iowa who bristles every time he reads a newspaper article from somewhere in our state about government...

Fired fraud investigator claims she was ‘blacklisted’ by state

A fired Medicaid-fraud investigator is suing the state of Iowa claiming she was “blacklisted” after complaining about the need for improved methods of preventing...

Iowa moments relatively sparse in only Hawkeye State debate

There were only a few genuine Iowa moments in the Democratic presidential debate, even though it was broadcast from Des Moines less than three...

Mental health advocates express concern over Reynolds’ plan   Proposed cuts in...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to use a portion of her proposed 1-cent sales tax increase to help pay for some of the mental...

Legislators call governor’s agenda ‘bold’ but stop short of pledging passage...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced what may be her most ambitious agenda to date, centered around a one-cent sales tax increase that would...
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