Government

With Obamacare repeal bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

WASHINGTON - After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: ...

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Iowa Republicans split on GOP health care plan - even if they never got to vote

DES MOINES - Their hands finally forced, we learned this past week where Iowa's Congressional Republicans stood on their party's plan to dismantle the ...

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It’s almost time for pothole repairs

As Iowans adjust from winter chill to spring rain, there's another, lesser-known season on the horizon - pothole season. Bob Younie, director of maint ...

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Boisterous crowd greets Iowa House speaker

CLEAR LAKE - Eighty-seven-year-old Leona Straw had no idea her polite question about teacher retention would ignite the crowd at a legislative forum F ...

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Virginia judge gives OK to new Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Virginia on Friday declined to issue another injunction against President Donald Trump's second travel ban.The ruling by Anthony Tr ...

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Watch Live: US House debates the American Health Care Act

The House is expected to vote later today on proposed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. There has been some speculation that the bill lac ...

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Iowa unemployment hits lowest rate since 2001

Boosts in Iowa's financial, trade and transportation, and business services industries have helped bring the state's unemployment rate to its lowest l ...

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Minimum wage pre-emption might not lower wages for all

If Republican-backed pre-emption efforts become Iowa law, the minimum wage in Linn and Johnson counties will drop back to the state's $7.25 hourly rat ...

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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks AHCA vote, and League of Women Voters' forums

This week the podcast crew discusses the potential American Health Care Act, and how the Iowa Representatives are likely to vote. They also discuss th ...

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Prospects for water works reorganization sinking as water quality efforts rise

DES MOINES - Prospects for legislation to reorganize the Des Moines Water Works appears to be sinking in the Iowa House, but the floor manager of a wa ...

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House leaders and President Donald Trump press for ‘yes’ as they prepare to vote Friday on health care reform

WASHINGTON - House leaders and President Donald Trump pressed for #x201c;yes#x201d; votes from fellow Republicans as they prepared to vote Friday to o ...

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Iowa offers Medicaid insurers a hand when it comes to losses

Financial strains the three private insurers managing the state's nearly $5 billion Medicaid program are experiencing are leading the state to step in ...

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That’s a wrap: Gorsuch hearings conclude, Senate Democrats ponder filibuster

WASHINGTON - With Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearings wrapping up, senators will soon confront whether his nomination will upend ...

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Iowa Republican leaders: No minimum wage increase

DES MOINES - Top Republicans in the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate said Thursday they do not expect the Legislature to consider increasing the statewi ...

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Iowa Sponsor optimistic Legislature will approve fantasy sports wagering

DES MOINES - It's unlikely fantasy sports betting will be legal in Iowa before this year's NCAA men's basketball championship, but an Iowa lawmaker is ...

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