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. Next spring? No su ...

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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 concluded l ...

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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 Iowa H ...

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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;spen ...

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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 the Iowa Cap ...

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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 subcomm ...

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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 Legislatur ...

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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 spendin ...

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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 the mother f ...

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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 thei ...

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‘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.#x201c;I don't get ...

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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, advoca ...

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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 truck ...

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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 during ...

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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 th ...

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