“We know that 80 percent of our growth in Cedar Rapids comes from existing businesses,” Cedar Rapids mayoral candidate Tiffany O’Donnell said. Is she correct?
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Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann says Democrat Liz Mathis voted against ‘largest tax cut in Iowa history.’
In a TV ad airing in Cedar Rapids and across the U.S., a pharmaceutical trade organization claims that proposed legislation to allow the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies on the cost of drugs would mean Medicare patients won’t be able to access the medications they need. But is that true?
State and local governments across the nation are contemplating how to spend their shares of funding allocated through the federal American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill intended to support the public health response and lay a foundation for an equitable economic recovery.
Gov. Kim Reynolds said she’s concerned that migrants crossing the border were unvaccinated and traveling throughout the U.S. at a time when new COVID-19 cases are on the rise nationwide.
U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks says no.
Gov. Kim Reynolds’s statements on Fox News were focused on how quickly Iowa’s agricultural production returned to normal after the COVID-19 outbreaks at meatpacking plants. But is she glossing over impact on workers?
The Fact Checker looks at a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley claiming Iowans are facing seven-year high gas prices and that President Joe Biden is to blame for the increase.
State Auditor Rob Sand, who is considering a run for governor in 2022, was critical of the amount of funding going to the Terrace Hill fence versus Iowa’s correctional system.
The Fact Checker is checking whether it’s true President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have not visited the U.S. border region since Biden came into office Jan. 20. That’s what Hinson said in May 10 fundraising video.
The state senator claimed: “In Iowa, net overall migration in 2020 was negative. We lost 2,348 folks who left this state. We rank 45th among states in ethnic diversity.”
Gov. Kim Reynolds claimed this past month that the Green New Deal proposed by progressive Congressional lawmakers would “destroy Iowa’s economy and our way of life.”
With a flurry of mass shootings so far in 2021 — more than 150 according to the not-for-profit Gun Violence …
As Democratic President Joe Biden signs many executive orders in his first few months in office, many Republicans have rebuked …
Why don’t the union’s numbers match those from the Corrections Department?