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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
Federal Government Apr. 21, 2022 3:37 pm
The transportation secretary said the bridges aren’t Democrat or Republican, even though only 19 Republican U.S. senators voted for the funding along with two Republican U.S. House members
State Government Apr. 19, 2022 6:35 pm
Advocates say the proposal does not go nearly far enough in increasing protections for mobile home owners and renters, and thus does little to address the recent proliferation of out-of-state companies that have bought mobile home lots and parks and increased rent and fees.
State Government Apr. 17, 2022 8:41 am
The impasse over Reynolds’ private school tuition assistance proposal may be the most significant element of legislators’ attempts to finish their work for the session. It’s something Reynolds has spent multiple years pushing and Senate Republicans have backed. But the resistance where it exists within the House Republican caucus has been firm.
Election Results Apr. 14, 2022 6:01 pm
While national Democrats are reshuffling their presidential nominating schedule, which could knock Iowa off its envious perch, national Republicans recommitted to keeping Iowa first.
State Government Apr. 13, 2022 7:43 pm
The governors, including Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, are proposing the federal government regulate E10 — the most common blend of ethanol currently available year-round — the same as E15, which has a higher ethanol blend and typically is cheaper.
Government & Politics Apr. 12, 2022 5:21 pm
The Biden administration announced Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency will issue an emergency action that will make the E15 blend of ethanol available through this summer. The action will cite the strain on the nation’s fuel supply caused by the Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine.
Government & Politics Apr. 10, 2022 12:43 pm
An official said Biden will speak to Iowans about his administration’s plans to address rising costs on consumers, and highlight investments in infrastructure, particularly in rural communities.
State Government Apr. 7, 2022 10:21 pm
Glenwood Resource Center, the state-operated facility for Iowans with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has been under scrutiny from the federal justice department. State leaders announced Thursday it will close in 2024.