56 percent of Iowans give Grassley thumbs up in poll

CEDAR RAPIDS - He's no Bernie Sanders, but Sen. Chuck Grassley is showing strong popularity among his constituents heading into his 2016 re-electio ... »

Challenges ahead as Upmeyer set to make Iowa Legislature history

DES MOINES - Linda Upmeyer will become the first woman to serve as speaker of the Iowa House when state lawmakers convene at the Iowa Capitol in Ja ... »

Ernst says president, country need the will to destroy ISIS

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sen. Joni Ernst expressed little confidence Friday in whatever strategy the president might have to thwart recent terrorist attacks ... »

Ernst urges Obama to pause refugee resettlement as he has in the past

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sen. Joni Ernst is calling for a #x201c;pause#x201d; in Syrian refugee resettlement similar to one ordered by President Barack Obama ... »

Grassley calls for 'prudent' delay in resettling Syrian refugees

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sen. Chuck Grassley is calling for Congress to limit funds for the resettlement of Syrian refugees until it is confident they will b ... »

Tough budget challenge shaping up for Iowa lawmakers

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad and state legislators are facing a moving target at the start of a new state budgeting cycle as state revenue grow ... »

Cedar Rapids lawyer running to follow Kraig Paulsen in state district 67

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids lawyer wants to add the title of state legislator. Mark Seidl announced Friday he's running for state district 67, wh ... »

Grassley marks 12,000 votes

CEDAR RAPIDS - Twelve thousand votes after becoming a member of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Chuck Grassley is the first to admit there might be one or tw ... »

Zirkelbach is fourth candidate in Democratic U.S. Senate race

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former state legislators and Iraq War veterans Ray Zirkelbach is starting another campaign, this one for the Democratic nomination f ... »

Loebsack raises concerns about Medicaid managed care

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack told the federal government Thursday it ought to #x201c;exercise its authority#x201d; to deny or delay the shift of Iowa's ... »

Grassley promises open process to criminal justice reform bill

DES MOINES - A criminal justice reform bill will have every opportunity to be amended, said U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who is shepherding th ... »

Department of Human Services seeks $124 million state increase in fiscal 2017

DES MOINES - The Iowa Council on Human Services voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a $1.873 billion request that would boost state funding for ... »

Iowa GOP lawmakers confident of keeping House control

URBANDALE - Members of the Republican majority in the Iowa House said Wednesday real conservative change will come if their party can take control ... »

New state committee to look at children’s mental healthcare

DES MOINES - Tammy Nyden has a son who has dealt with myriad mental health issues, including autism, Tourette syndrome, depression and manic behavi ... »

Iowa GOP lawmakers request state probe of abortion provider practices

DES MOINES - About half of the Iowa Legislature's 81 Republican members Monday called on Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to investigate the practi ... »