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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 Jan. 11, 2023 5:55 pm24d ago
Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Christensen said the judicial branch is working to solve the shortages of court reporters and contract attorneys in order to avoid delayed justice.
Government & Politics Jan. 10, 2023 9:12 pm25d ago
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds used her sixth Condition of the State address and larger Republican majorities in the Iowa Legislature to double down on and expand her push for school choice legislation.
State Government Dec. 27, 2022 8:20 pm39d ago
Recurring campaign donations without the donor’s active consent would be illegal, as would any hand-held use of a mobile device while driving. And pointing a laser at an aircraft would become a crime.
State Government Dec. 24, 2022 6:00 am43d ago
It is the first time in at least a decade that money available from the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund has been depleted, and it likely will remain so until this summer.