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I am the Des Moines Bureau Chief for The Gazette. I am based in Des Moines, where I cover Iowa politics and government, including the Iowa Legislature, the governor and state agencies, and the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. I am a Wisconsin native, so if you follow me on Twitter, sorry about all the Badgers tweets.
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Latest Articles by Erin Murphy
State Government May. 26, 2023 6:12 pm3d ago
The new law allows 14- to 17-year-old Iowans to work more jobs at longer hours, creating more opportunities, according to supporters, while critics say it will put children in harm’s way in the workplace
State Government May. 26, 2023 11:18 am3d ago
Odyssey also will provide the only place where Iowa families can use their state funding to purchase other educational items like books, computers or tutoring sessions
Campaigns & Elections May. 24, 2023 5:26 pm5d ago
Flanked by home school advocates and Moms for Liberty representatives, the former vice president called Linn-Mar’s transgender support policy ‘crazy’
State Government May. 18, 2023 6:07 pm11d ago
State-funded child care expands as do parent work requirements and payments to child care centers
State Government May. 17, 2023 10:57 pm12d ago
Statehouse Republicans who passed the bill say the federal labor department is working off old information or misunderstanding the legislation.
Campaigns & Elections May. 14, 2023 2:17 pm15d ago
Both politicians were scheduled to be in Iowa on Saturday, but Trump’s outdoor rally in Des Moines was canceled due to the threat of severe weather. The Gazette spoke with voters at both events to find out what they’re looking for in a Republican presidential candidate.
Government & Politics May. 14, 2023 6:00 am15d ago
Cedar Rapids expects a $3 million impact; Iowa City says the long-term impacts are ‘difficult to project’ but could affect library funding.
State Government May. 16, 2023 8:53 am13d ago
The Iowa Supreme Court declined to rule on the state’s appeal, saying the question is moot since Medicaid has been complying with a lower court’s 2021 ruling to pay for gender transition care
State Government May. 11, 2023 4:57 pm18d ago
Another bill signed into law creates punishments for ransomware attacks
State Government May. 11, 2023 4:07 pm18d ago
The governor said she does not feel that reports of some Iowa private schools increasing tuition weakens the state’s new financial assistance program
Hawk Off the Press May. 10, 2023 12:11 pm19d ago
Questions still outnumber answers after revelations that Iowa and Iowa State athletes are under investigation for online sports wagering. The latest episode of the Hawk Off The Press podcast breaks down what we know and what questions remain.
News May. 9, 2023 10:36 pm20d ago
Iowa’s Division of Criminal Investigation confirms it’s part of gambling probe at the universities.
News May. 8, 2023 7:40 pm21d ago
Dozens of student-athletes at the schools are under investigation, both universities have confirmed.
State Government May. 7, 2023 5:00 am23d ago
While many significant pieces of legislation passed the Republican-controlled body, others failed to garner enough support this year
State Government May. 4, 2023 8:42 pm25d ago
State lawmakers have completed their work for the year, concluding a session that was momentous and often contentious