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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
News May. 8, 2023 7:40 pm25d ago
Dozens of student-athletes at the schools are under investigation, both universities have confirmed.
State Government May. 7, 2023 5:00 am26d 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 pm29d ago
State lawmakers have completed their work for the year, concluding a session that was momentous and often contentious
State Government May. 5, 2023 2:32 pm28d ago
Gov. Kim Reynolds and her fellow Republicans say the measure is just the first step in a multiyear process of addressing Iowans’ property taxes
Campaigns & Elections May. 3, 2023 6:47 pm30d ago
The caucuses will be Iowa Democrats’ first since losing their envied first-in-the-nation status in the presidential primary season
State Government May. 2, 2023 6:29 pm31d ago
The proposal would limit local government spending that results from increases in property assessments
State Government Apr. 30, 2023 5:00 am33d ago
Legislators are focused on two proposals, but are running out of time to come to an agreement this session.
State Government Apr. 27, 2023 6:14 pm36d ago
They think revised bill is more likely to pass Iowa Senate
State Government Apr. 28, 2023 4:48 pm35d ago
Bills would direct more money to the Iowa governor’s office, maternal health care and foreign animal disease preparedness, and away from water quality monitoring.
Federal Government Apr. 26, 2023 3:53 pm37d ago
Members of Iowa’s delegation stood their fertile ground, ultimately persuading their party’s leaders to yield so the members could support the bill.
Campaigns & Elections Apr. 22, 2023 9:28 pm41d ago
Nine official or potential presidential candidates spoke during the event in suburban Des Moines.
State Government Apr. 21, 2023 2:43 pm42d ago
A new investment strategy has led to the trust fund producing significantly more monthly interest, enabling the state to cover new claims from Iowa veterans
State Government Apr. 19, 2023 7:57 pm44d ago
Senate Republicans gave their second approval to the bill, but rejected the version passed by House Republicans; Democrats remain unified in their opposition to both
State Government Apr. 19, 2023 6:52 pm44d ago
Senators confirmed and advanced several of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ appointments to Iowa boards and commissions Wednesday, including two appointees to the three-member board tasked with approving three controversial carbon dioxide capture pipeline proposals.
State Government Apr. 19, 2023 12:16 pm44d ago
Legislative Republicans are not answering some questions from Democrats during debate to avoid their answer being cited in future Iowa Supreme Court rulings.