State Sen. Roby Smith says he will run for state treasurer in 2022 rather than seek re-election to the Iowa Legislature.
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Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau
Government & Politics Nov. 30, 2021 4:35 pm
Jack Whitver, the Republican Senate majority leader, announced he is running for re-election, but he will do so in a new legislative district.
Depending on who’s telling the story, it may have happened during a blizzard in Washington or a national legislative conference in Atlanta. There’s agreement on the important points – there was drinking involved and the plan was sketched out on cocktail napkins during a discussion that spanned more than one bar and continued in the backseat of a taxi cab.
Over nearly a quarter of a century, Sen. Joe Bolkcom has found that representing Iowa City to be the best job in Iowa politics because his constituents have given him the freedom and support to tackle issues other legislators haven’t been able to address because “they come from districts where it's harder to be outspoken.”
Though total enrollment across Iowa’s public universities has been sliding for the last five years — including big drops from COVID since 2019 — the University of Iowa is predicting a 4-percent one-year jump next fall and 6-percent bump by 2026, according to new data UI provided to lawmakers.
On Iowa Politics Nov. 12, 2021 6:07 pm
On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics Podcast: 1st District developments, redistricting sends lawmakers on the move, and infrastructure bill impact.
On Iowa Politics Nov. 5, 2021 4:51 pm
On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met.