Government + Politics

Public weighs in on controversial election bill zooming through Iowa Legislature

An elections bill advancing quickly through the Iowa Legislature faced accusations of voter suppression from some and accolades for election security from others. The bill,...

Cities and counties voice opposition to Reynolds’ police-funding proposal

A key element of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ “Back the Blue” legislation ran into more opposition Monday, even as it advanced in the Iowa Senate. Senate...

Appeals court to hear city official’s lawsuit alleging newspaper ran him...

The Iowa Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments this week in an unusual case involving a former city administrator who argues that an...

Bill would cap non-economic damages for car accidents and limit employer...

Noneconomic damages in a lawsuit would be capped at $750,000 for victims of car accidents, no matter how many victims were involved, under legislation...

GOP talking points on new election legislation don’t hold water

As Republicans in the Iowa Statehouse prepare to once again make major changes in state election laws, the prevailing question Iowans have been asking...

Is Ted Cruz calculating his chances in the 2024 Iowa caucuses?

James Joyce, the novelist who wrote the masterpiece "Ulysses," once observed: “A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are...

Biden pick for Interior secretary likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

U.S. Senate Republicans may use next week’s Interior confirmation hearing for Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy policies,...

U.S. House panel takes step toward deciding contested Iowa election

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House committee on Friday finalized the process by which it will decide a claim from an Iowa Democrat who lost...

Lawmakers approve $21M for Workday contract. How did we get here?

When Gov. Kim Reynolds first requested $21 million to install a new state accounting and human resources system, the Iowa Legislature turned her down.  Now,...

House passes COVID-19 funding for schools based on in-person learning days

A bill approved Thursday in the Iowa House would allocate an additional $27.2 million to school districts based on how many days of in-person...
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