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 fundi ... »

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 c ... »

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 ... »

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 investig ... »

Iowa Democrats see Branstad vetoes as key to House majority

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa Democrats believe they have found a silver lining behind Gov. Terry Branstad's veto of key parts of a bipartisan funding ... »

Upmeyer named first female Iowa House speaker

DES MOINES — Thursday was an emotional day for Clear Lake Republican Linda Upmeyer, who choked back tears in telling reporters what an honor ... »

House Republicans to pick new speaker next week

DES MOINES — A new Iowa House speaker will be chosen next week.

House Republicans, who represent the majority party in the chamber, wi ... »

Paul Pate: From parking lot to Statehouse

CEDAR RAPIDS — There are a lot of differences between paving parking lots and serving as Iowa’s Secretary of State, according to Paul ... »

Iowa House Speaker Paulsen to step down, not seek re-election

DES MOINES — House Speaker Kraig Paulsen said Wednesday he decided after the overtime 2015 legislative session that it was “the right ... »

State paid nearly $19.6 million to settle claims in fiscal 2015

DES MOINES — Efforts to resolve construction issues at the state's new maximum-security prison in Fort Madison caused a sizable spike in the ... »

Even with GOP support, Iowa Legislature won’t have special session

CEDAR RAPIDS — A handful of House Republicans have joined the call for a special session of the Iowa Legislature to override the governor&#x ... »

Despite no decision on eminent domain bills, sponsor calls 2015 ‘successful’ session

DES MOINES — It may not appear that he has much to show for it, but the Iowa Legislature’s most vocal champion of property rights, sa ... »

Iowa Democrats suggest special session to override funding vetoes for schools, mental health facilities

DES MOINES — Statehouse Democrats want to bring lawmakers back to the Iowa Capitol.

The response from Republicans was clear: It’ ... »

Iowa tops $8 billion in gross tax collections for first time

DES MOINES — State net tax receipts finished the 2015 fiscal year up $376.7 million from the previous year and above the projected annual gr ... »

Iowa lawmaker plans trade mission to Cuba

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Democratic state lawmaker is organizing a trade mission to Cuba this summer in hopes of tapping into that market if the emb ... »