Iowa

Iowa Senate votes to end Medicaid privatization

DES MOINES - The Iowa Senate voted 29-19 Thursday to approve a bill seeking to halt Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to have private managed care companies ...

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Iowa university presidents ask for $20 million more from state

DES MOINES - The residents of Iowa's three regents' universities asked a legislative budget panel for an additional $20 million next year to help meet ...

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Iowa legislators want to cut ‘full Grassley’ by more than half

DES MOINES - Completing the "full Grassley" might not seem so intimidating - or sound so impressive - if a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution ...

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Bill would keep Iowa juvenile records confidential

DES MOINES - A proposal to keep juvenile criminal records confidential gained early approval Wednesday by a panel of state lawmakers.Lawmakers advance ...

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Iowa lawmakers debate possible bottle bill changes

DES MOINES - Iowa's bottle bill has been an issue since she was 3 years old, but Rep. Megan Jones, R-Spencer, thinks the discussion is #x201c;ramping ...

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District 77’s Stutsman not running for re-election

JOHNSON COUNTY - After two terms as on Iowa's House of Representatives, Sally Stutsman, District 77, has announced she will not seek another term.Stut ...

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Iowa House bill would prohibit use of aborted fetal tissue for research

DES MOINES - Using fetal tissue from abortions for research or for sale would be prohibited in Iowa under a bill that advanced Tuesday in the Iowa Hou ...

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Senate passes 4 percent school funding increase for fiscal 2018

DES MOINES - Democrats who control the Iowa Senate voted 26-24 Tuesday to approve across-the-board and categorical increases of 4 percent in funding t ...

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Attempt to delay Medicaid management rules fails

DES MOINES - The state will proceed with planning for private management of Iowa's $5 billion Medicaid program after a legislative rule-making panel o ...

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Iowa Senate Education Committee approved 4 percent school aid hike

DES MOINES - The anticipated annual showdown on school funding moved a step closer Tuesday when the Democratic-majority Senate Education Committee vot ...

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Iowa House looks to change firearms law

DES MOINES - Iowans with gun permits would be allowed to carry a loaded weapon while operating a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) - something c ...

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Iowa lawmakers again consider legalized fireworks

DES MOINES - State lawmakers launched a new effort Wednesday to legalize consumer fireworks in Iowa.The revised bill that cleared a Senate subcommitte ...

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Senate Democrats release budget targets

DES MOINES - Majority Senate Democrats plan to stick to their guns in pushing for a 4 percent increase in state aid to K-12 school districts next year ...

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Iowa lawmakers skeptical of Medicaid transition

DES MOINES - State officials insist they are taking necessary steps to improve the transition to private management of Iowa's $5 billion Medicaid prog ...

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Iowa House passes 2 percent increase for public schools next year

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad urged legislators Monday to balance their funding expectations with budgetary realities as they begin the process of ...

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