2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Iowa Supreme Court has denied issuing a temporary injunction in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new state law restructuring the state's judicial...

Two Democratic lawmakers who led an effort to expand the state medical marijuana program are trying one more effort to make the treatments available for more people and more condit...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new state law restructuring Iowa's 57-year-old judicial nominating procedure has been dismissed by a Polk County Dis...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A proposed change in Iowa's medical marijuana law was 'too much of a jump' for Gov. Kim Reynolds, who said her own battle with addiction entered into her decision to...

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds told reporters Tuesday 'it makes sense' to ban the use of hand-held phones and devices while driving, and she expects she and lawmakers 'need to prob...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A group challenging the constitutionality of a new state law changing Iowa's 57-year-old judicial nominating procedure has added a member of the state Judicial Nomin...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Local governments in the Corridor foresee little impact from legislation signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kim Reynolds that advocates hope will temper the growth of ...

WILTON - When she delivers her Condition of the State speech kicking off the Iowa Legislature's 2020 session, Gov. Kim Reynolds expects to be able to include firm examples of how h...

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed legislation increasing the budget for the Judicial Branch by $3.6 million to $184 million....

DES MOINES - A little-used technology that could have settled a disputed Northeast Iowa Statehouse race months earlier now will be required in every Iowa county under a measure sig...

After years of coping with a stark decline in the number of troopers patrolling the highways, the Iowa State Patrol could hire 10 more under a measure awaiting action by the govern...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids lawyer and eight state lawmakers are seeking to block implementation of changes the Legislature made in the final hours of the 2019 session to Iowa's ...

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds decided Monday that legalizing sports wagering in Iowa is a winner....

Gov. Kim Reynolds' first appointee to the State Judicial Nominating Commission since signing legislation giving her more control over the appointment of judges is a corporate couns...

DES MOINES - A new state law that says the state's civil rights protections do not require government health care programs to cover gender reassignment surgery is simply a restatem...

CHARLES CITY - Almost two years ago, Charles City lost a child with promise. Monday, that child's memory was ingrained in history. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's hard for Gov. Kim Reynolds to name one 'most significant' accomplishment of the 2019 Iowa legislative session that ended early last month because 'so many of th...

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds gave her approval Friday evening to two emotionally charged measures that surfaced only in the final hours of this year's legislative session - one e...

JOHNSTON - Mayors of Iowa communities see an imbalance in the relationship between state and local government that may be a symptom of the rural-urban divide in the Legislature....

DES MOINES - Hailing a 'major milestone,' Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law Wednesday a 'life-changing' bill passed with bipartisan support that creates and funds the state's first...

DES MOINES - Iowans are split on whether Gov. Kim Reynolds should sign or veto legislation sent to her desk that would legalize sports betting in Iowa, the governor told reporters ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Days after the weekend adjournment of the 2019 legislative session, Cedar Rapids officials are planning to move forward with restarting the automated interstate spee...

WINNERSGamblers - Betting on pro, college and fantasy sports legalized...

DES MOINES - Iowa lawmakers took their cue from Saturday's crosstown Drake Relays and finished in marathon fashion....

DES MOINES - In what is becoming a legislative tradition, lawmakers on the final day of the session approved an expansion of Iowa's medical cannabis program....