Government + Politics

‘If we don’t do it now … this is never going...

There’s still no agreement between the House and Senate on taxes as both chambers advance mismatched proposals. The Senate held a meeting Monday about Senate...

More than $350B in federal recovery cash starts rolling out to...

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery...

Illinois governor backtracks on pledge to pursue independent redistricting commission

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Politicians lie to get elected. That’s hardly startling. And in a state like Illinois, with its long and sordid history of corruption,...

Anti-transgender bills are latest version of conservatives’ longtime strategy to rally...

On April 6, 2021, despite Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto, Arkansas became the first state to prohibit physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care like...

House passes bills addressing alcohol, sex crimes, tax evasion as first...

The House convened Friday afternoon to pass nearly a dozen bills, many of which have been bouncing between chambers.  “There’s not a whole lot of...

Grassley sizes up infrastructure bill, prescription prices, re-election plans

Basic elements of Democratic President Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure plan could find bipartisan support, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Friday. “I think there is a...

House passes several budget bills, but that doesn’t mean they’ve struck...

House lawmakers on Thursday passed budget proposals on agriculture, infrastructure, economic development and education. But House Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, said the Senate...

House tax plan advances amid bipartisan opposition to Senate’s mental health...

Democrats in the Iowa House lined up behind Republicans' tax proposal for one main reason, Rep. Charles Isenhart said Thursday: “It’s not the Senate...

Reynolds’ plan to restrict transgender children’s role in school sports faces...

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ plan to restrict the participation of transgender children in school sports is facing opposition from Democrats and some Iowa faith leaders. At...

Hinson, Scalise support ouster of Liz Cheney from U.S. House GOP...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson of Iowa said Thursday that she backs a move to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position...
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