Government + Politics

Evolving version of election bill speeds through Iowa House and Senate...

House and Senate committees passed a 36-page election bill Thursday that would shorten the window for absentee and early voting and would introduce harsher...

Republicans object to ban on guns in U.S. House committee room

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House committee meeting devolved into taunts and lectures on Thursday when Republicans objected to a rule banning firearms from the...

House speaker says limiting early voting in Iowa will shorten political...

Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley says shortening the time window for Iowans to cast their ballot in future elections will help shorten the campaigns...

Lawmakers advance plan to let grocers opt out of bottle bill

Legislation that would allow grocers to opt out of the state’s bottle bill if there is a redemption center within 20 miles cleared a...

Lawmakers consider bill to shorten absentee and early voting, prosecute election...

Lawmakers in the House and Senate considered a proposal Wednesday that would give Iowans less time to request and return absentee ballots and would...

Senate and House agree: 2.4% increase in school funding for next...

State supplemental aid for Iowa schools will grow by 2.4% for the 2021-2022 school year under a bill passed by the House and the...

Lawmaker’s plan to limit ‘sweet deals’ for Congress shelved

An Iowa state representative’s attempt to limit pay and benefits for members of Congress through a constitutional amendment was quickly shelved by a legislative...

Bill would expand rights of mobile home park tenants after years...

Steep, unexpected rent increases, utility hikes, reduced services and abrupt evictions are among the practices Iowa mobile home owners are calling on state lawmakers...

Wall Street investors pricing Americans out of last bastion of affordable...

In the spring of 2013, Holly Hook purchased a mobile home and moved it to Swartz Creek Estates, a manufactured housing community in Swartz...

Can employers mandate vaccines in Iowa? Controversial Senate bill would say...

Sen. Jim Carlin, R-Sioux City, volleyed several debunked anti-vaccination talking points at Iowa Department of Public Health’s Dr. Caitlin Pedati during a Tuesday afternoon meeting. Carlin...
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