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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
Campaigns & Elections Oct. 3, 2022 11:08 pm177d ago
The Republican incumbent governor is a heavy favorite to earn re-election to another 4-year term
Campaigns & Elections Oct. 1, 2022 11:53 pm179d ago
Franken held a campaign rally Saturday as part of his attempt to upset longtime U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley
Campaigns & Elections Sep. 30, 2022 6:27 pm180d ago
Republican incumbent Mike Naig is facing Democratic challenger John Norwood
News Sep. 30, 2022 5:01 pm180d ago
Iowa government agencies, businesses and individuals are pitching in to help Florida and other Southern states recover from Hurricane Ian’s devastation
Energy Sep. 28, 2022 6:00 pm182d ago
Iowa generates more than half of its electricity with wind, but clean energy advocates say the state and nation can do even more
State Government Sep. 27, 2022 4:54 pm183d ago
The conservative attorney made the arguments in a new legal brief filed this week
State Government Sep. 27, 2022 4:28 pm183d ago
The surplus comes after Republicans recently reduced state taxes, with more cuts possibly on the way
Campaigns & Elections Sep. 26, 2022 3:56 pm184d ago
The Democratic candidate for governor criticized the Republican incumbent’s latest campaign ad, calling it ‘short-sighted and lazy’
Campaigns & Elections Sep. 23, 2022 4:16 pm187d ago
Ryan Melton is challenging Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra in Western Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, the state’s most conservative area of the state
State Government Sep. 22, 2022 6:38 pm188d ago
The ratio of college graduates produced in Iowa, to those living in Iowa is worse than all six of the state’s border neighbors, the analysis shows.
Campaigns & Elections Sep. 22, 2022 8:21 am188d ago
The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate’s campaign says there is no legal agreement that restricts a former campaign staffer from talking about her claim that Franken kissed her
State Government Sep. 21, 2022 3:34 pm189d ago
Taiwanese trade representatives signed the informal agreement Tuesday during a ceremony at the Iowa Capitol.
Campaigns & Elections Sep. 16, 2022 2:38 pm194d ago
The candidates to be Iowa’s statewide elections official showed they disagree strongly on many topics
State Government Sep. 14, 2022 6:25 pm196d ago
Kelly Garcia heads the newly formed Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, which combines the Department of Human Services and Department of Public Health
K-12 Education Sep. 15, 2022 7:53 am195d ago
State grant funding will create hundreds of child care spots in Eastern Iowa. Among recipients of the grants are TrueNorth and To the Rescue in Cedar Rapids. The Vinton-Shellsburg schools and West Liberty Foods also will receive funding.