Government

Branstad defends $150,000 transition request

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad played the gender card Monday to counter Democratic complaints over his $150,000 transition request for Lt. Gov. Kim ...

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Top of Iowa Republicans’ 2018 agenda: Tax reform

DES MOINES - What will Iowa Republicans do for an encore?Given complete state lawmaking control by voters in the 2016 election, Republicans used the r ...

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Corbett releasing memoir: Book tour part of gubernatorial exploration

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett plans to release a memoir in the coming weeks followed by a book tour, which he acknowledges dovetails w ...

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Impasse on traffic cameras means windfall for Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Speed and red light traffic ticket cameras around Iowa aren't going anywhere just yet, and it could mean an unexpected windfall for Ced ...

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Reminder: North Liberty special election is Tuesday

NORTH LIBERTY - Voters in North Liberty have the chance Tuesday to elect their mayor and newest council member.Ballots in the special election can be ...

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Workforce, innovation priorities during Iowa Year of Manufacturing

DES MOINES - Addressing Iowa's workforce issues is key to having something to celebrate during the state's #x201c;Year of Manufacturing#x201d; that Go ...

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Kim Reynolds offers glimpse of 2018 Iowa legislative agenda

DES MOINES - Two days after bleary-eyed lawmakers adjourned their 2017 session and headed home, governor-in-waiting Kim Reynolds offered a partial age ...

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Branstad likely to sign Iowa medical cannabis law

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he likely will sign into law legislation to expand access to medical cannabis for more seriously ill Iowa ...

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What they’re thinking: Pat Shey

CEDAR RAPIDS - Pat Shey, a local lawyer focused on corporate law, has announced he will not seek re-election after 15 years of political office, servi ...

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Repeated flooding in southeast Cedar Rapids neighborhood has residents seeking answers

CEDAR RAPIDS - Rainey Manes left her home in Wisconsin at 5 a.m. Thursday to drive four hours to sift through damp wreckage at her property on Grande ...

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Iowa lawmakers work all night, then adjourn

DES MOINES - Majority Republicans capped off a marathon legislative shutdown Saturday by putting in place a $7.269 billion state budget and setting th ...

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In King's fading hometown, friends understand

KIRON - Russell Paulson had already heard by the time he arrived at the Quik Mart for his afternoon coffee. Walt Miller had died. "Died last night, h ...

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Legislative score card: What passed and what didn’t in the 87th Iowa General Assembly’s 2017 session

Here is how some issues fared in the 87th Iowa General Assembly's 2017 session:DIDRewrite Iowa's collective bargaining law for public employees (HF291 ...

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Summaries of major legislation in 2017 Iowa legislative session

Here are capsule summaries of the major work of the 2017 legislative session as it nears its close Saturday:LABORSignificant, conservative legislation ...

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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Kim Weaver's credentials, Joni Ernst's Trump comments and the end of the session

In this week's edition of On Iowa Politics, the crew talks about a Congressional candidate in Iowa who has some unique qualifications, U.S. Sen. Joni ...

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