The Fact Checker Team checks two claims from the Iowa Democratic Party as the gubernatorial race between Gov. Kim Reynolds and Deidre DeJear heats up.
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In a campaign email last week as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into law, Sen. Chuck Grassley’s team claimed Democratic challenger Abby Finkenauer supports abortion “from conception to birth.” But Republican talking points may be misconstruing Democrats’ stance.
Gov. Kim Reynolds distributed a flier in Marion to promote private school scholarships. The Fact Checker is looking at claims about education spending and academic performance in other states that have implemented private school scholarships.
State Sen. Liz Mathis, a Democrat running to unseat Rep. Ashley Hinson in Iowa’s new 2nd District, is correct on claims about a GOP-backed bill to divert taxpayer funds toward private school tuition assistance.
Limiting drug price hikes should be a “top priority” for Congress, according to recent poll. But members of the U.S. House and Senate have different plans for reducing costs for patients. How did Iowa’s House delegates vote?
Iowa environmental groups have claimed MidAmerican Energy Company, which has touted its goal to reach 100 percent renewable energy, is “secretly operating one of the largest coal fleets in the country” in a new ad airing in the state.
Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat hoping to claim Republican Chuck Grassley’s seat in the U.S. Senate, says the long-serving senator tried to roll back the Affordable Care Act at least 12 times since the law was enacted in 2010.
Iowa U.S. Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks criticized the recent extension of mask mandates in airports and other transportation hubs, saying there’s “no science” to support such a move given air filtration systems and CDC guidance. But is that true?
The Gazette’s Fact Checker Team investigates claims made by Democratic state Sen. Joe Bolkcom on “the top 15 things Gov. Kim Reynolds will not tell Americans.”
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, selected by the GOP to deliver the Republican Party’s response to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Tuesday, scored a mix of A’s, B’s, C’s and D’s.
In a Feb. 15 news release, Sen. Joni Ernst criticized a federal harm reduction program, which would provide $30 million in grants funded by the American Rescue Plan to increase access to services and support to reduce drug overdoses and other public health challenges associated with drug use.
Gov. Kim Reynolds said earlier this month that state data has show an increase in “incidental” COVID-19 among hospitalized patients in Iowa in recent weeks when compared to hospitalizations rates in 2020. Incidental refers to patients who arrive at the hospital for other reasons, but test positive for the virus as part of routine screening.
We fact check the Iowa Senate Democrats tweet: “@KimReynoldsIA is proposing a budget cut to the already underfunded Iowa State Patrol. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Republicans are literally the only ones proposing to defund the police.”
As state lawmakers consider tax cuts, an Iowa senator claims, “Data has long shown the states with low or no income tax grow more quickly than states with high, punitive tax rates.” Academic consensus is less certain.
Sen. Chuck Grassley said police killings in 2021 reached the highest level since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Was he right?