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Latest Articles by Erin Murphy
Election Results Mar. 31, 2022 5:50 pm
The filing asks the district court to reverse a state panel’s decision, or require the panel to reconsider the objections to the signatures on Finkenauer’s nominating petitions for his U.S. Senate bid.
State Government Mar. 30, 2022 3:16 pm
The state said it is shipping unused protective helmets and vests from state and local law enforcement agencies to Ukraine, where they will be donated with the hope of helping Ukrainian military forces and citizens.
State Government Mar. 29, 2022 6:30 pm
Iowa Senate Republicans say their plan would breathe new life into the state recycling program, while Senate Democrats say the plan would strangle the program to death.
Election Results Mar. 29, 2022 5:53 pm
Alan Ostergren, a conservative lawyer who argued on behalf of many of the challenges, said some of the petitioners now may contest some of the panel’s rulings in court.
Election Results Mar. 28, 2022 4:33 pm
Challenges are considered by a state panel, which will meet Tuesday. If the panel determines the candidate’s paperwork does not meet state requirements, that candidate’s paperwork is nullified, which would take them off the ballot.
State Government Mar. 24, 2022 9:19 am
Schools would be required to post their classroom materials and library books online for parents to see — but not twice annually as previously proposed — under school transparency legislation moving in the Iowa House.
State Government Mar. 22, 2022 2:48 pm
State lawmakers have given the first stage of approval to a proposed state constitutional amendment that would clarify what happens when Iowa’s governor must be replaced.
State Government Mar. 18, 2022 7:44 am
With just 23 calendar days — which means closer to 18 actual legislative work days, since lawmakers rarely work on Fridays — remaining until lawmakers’ expense reimbursements run out, the push to adjournment begins in earnest next week.
State Government Mar. 16, 2022 8:40 pm
The Eastern Iowa Airport will be eligible for $28.4 million, which will enable the airport to complete the fourth and final phase of its terminal upgrade project.
State Government Mar. 14, 2022 5:17 pm
Among the bills that need at least some movement to survive this week’s funnel deadline are Republicans’ attempts to address what they consider transparency in public school curriculum.
State Government Mar. 14, 2022 3:30 pm
Changes may be coming to Iowa’s recycling law, regardless of how beverage wholesalers and grocery stores feel about it, one state lawmaker Monday during a legislative hearing on the latest proposal in the seemingly annual effort to make changes to the state recycling law, more commonly known as the “bottle bill.”
State Government Mar. 10, 2022 4:32 pm
Iowa’s state budget is even healthier than experts previously estimated, but over the next two budget years, once newly approved state income tax cuts go into effect, Iowa’s state revenues are projected to decline.