Government + Politics

Vaccine passport ban headed to Gov. Reynolds’ desk

Iowa businesses may not ask for proof of vaccination from customers under a bill passed Wednesday by the Iowa Senate. The so-called “vaccine passport” bill...

Business leaders praise Reynolds’ budget proposal, including new transit funding plan

A budget compromise proposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds Wednesday contains many of the legislative priorities of Iowa business groups and a plan to fund...

House and Senate still far apart on mental health property tax,...

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Senate Republicans are in agreement on a tax proposal that would shift mental health funding to the state, accelerate income...

Iowa has logged 37,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment during the pandemic

Iowa has fielded at least 37,000 fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to state officials. That works out to more...

Why offer remote access to public meetings after the pandemic? It’s...

People like to talk about what the law says. And in Iowa, the law has a lot to say. Just look at the Iowa Code....

Democrats call for more COVID-19 fund oversight after Reynolds returns $95...

Days after Gov. Kim Reynolds told Fox News that Iowa had returned $95 million of federal funds, Democratic lawmakers are calling for more oversight...

Census data kicks off partisan brawl in statehouses over U.S. House...

WASHINGTON — The announcement of which states will lose and gain U.S. House districts in 2023 was the opening bell for the cutthroat, once-a-decade...

In speech to Congress, Biden bet on democracy. It’s up to...

During his anything-but-typical address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden used the word “democracy,” over and over again....

Cities proposed $151M in improvements after state offers $100M in aid

The competition to see which Iowa community development projects get a share of a $100 million pot of sales taxes drew $151.6 million in...

With ‘Amtrak Joe’ in the White House, states hope for a...

Stu Nicholson has been trying for decades without success to get Amtrak — or any other passenger rail service — to come to Columbus,...
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