State House

Lawmakers: State tuition freeze in danger next spring, beyond

DES MOINES - In-state undergraduate students attending Iowa's three public universities will not see a tuition increase this fall.

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Deja vu? School funding debate could repeat in 2016

DES MOINES - Any educators and parents of Iowa schoolchildren who got heartburn from the school funding debate that congested the recently conclude ... »

House Republicans vote down anti-bullying proposal

DES MOINES - A package of anti-bullying programs and provisions designed for Iowa's public schools was narrowly defeated Wednesday night in the Iow ... »

Branstad tries to revive regent’s funding model

DES MOINES - With the legislative session going into overtime with no agreement on a state budget, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he will #x201c;s ... »

Per-diem period ends for lawmakers

DES MOINES - Belt-tightening efforts at the Statehouse just got personal.

Legislators will be living on their own dime when they return to th ... »

Eminent domain changes clear Iowa House, Senate panels

DES MOINES - Legislation making it more difficult for private companies to acquire access to private property through condemnation cleared two subc ... »

House Democrats: Schools could have 1,000 fewer staff members next year

DES MOINES - Iowa schools could have more than 1,000 fewer teachers and other staff members next year amid uncertain funding from the state Legisla ... »

Lawmakers settle into budget work

DES MOINES - State lawmakers began the trench work Monday of assembling competing state budget plans that eventually they hope to merge into a spen ... »

Iowa lacks law terminating parental rights of convicted rapists

DES MOINES - A woman is raped, becomes pregnant and carries the child.

Her attacker is arrested, tried and found guilty - yet still sues th ... »

Schools face budget deadline with state aid unknown

DES MOINES - The consequences of the Legislature's education funding impasse are taking shape as school districts certify their budgets and shape t ... »

‘Religious freedom’ law unlikely in Iowa

DES MOINES - One way Rich Eychaner measures Iowa's progress in the treatment of gay individuals is how often his life is threatened.

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Bill would allow more EpiPen use in schools

A bill in the Iowa Legislature would give schools more freedom to use EpiPens when students have allergic reactions - potentially saving lives, adv ... »

Texting while driving ban could face opposition in state House

DES MOINES - Rep. Gary Worthan believes Iowa roads would be safer if the rule requiring him to use only a hands-free phone when he's driving his tr ... »

School start date bill hits procedural roadblock in Senate

DES MOINES - Add a legislative decision on the date that schools will be allowed to begin fall classes to the list of education issues in limbo dur ... »

Iowa Senate approves ban on minors using tanning beds

DES MOINES - Iowa minors under 18 years of age would be banned from commercial tanning salons under a bill that narrowly won bipartisan approval by ... »