IOWA LEGISLATURE

DES MOINES - After spending 40 days clearing away legislative underbrush, majority Republicans are finding the path ahead still isn't very clear as they wrestle with an approaching...

DES MOINES - Iowa women will not be required to wait three days to receive an abortion....

Here is a scorecard on the status some of issues proposed during the Iowa Legislature's 2020 session...

DES MOINES - A year ago, Senate File 583 was one of the most contentious bills considered by the Iowa Legislature....

By James Lynch and Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau...

DES MOINES - Nearly two hours after key lawmakers declared legislation to regulate mobile home park owners dead, tenants called on the Legislature to give them more protections fro...

DES MOINES - Legislation recognizing out-of-state licenses for several occupations and limiting the reasons for disqualifying a person from receiving a professional license for a c...

DES MOINES - Iowa lags behind other states when it comes to aiding childhood victims of sexual abuse by adults - oftentimes family members, teachers, clergy or other close associat...

DES MOINES - A trio of abortion-related bills were approved on party-line votes in the Republican-controlled House Human Resources Committee on Tuesday, making them eligible for co...

DES MOINES - Carson Kings of the world, take note....

DES MOINES - A three-member House panel agreed to regulating mobile home park owners despite a warning that the proposal would be 'industry altering' legislation....

DES MOINES - Individuals and businesses in Iowa would be granted broader legal protection to take actions guided by their religious beliefs under a bill approved Thursday by a Sena...

DES MOINES - Two bills that opponents called attacks on women's right to an abortion were moved forward in the Iowa House on Thursday by lawmakers who said the proposals promote th...

DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds is taking her top legislative priority on the road in hopes of convincing Iowans of her plan to fund water quality projects, mental health care and o...

DES MOINES - It appears the Iowa Senate on Thursday will debate a proposed constitutional amendment to specify there is no fundamental right in the Iowa Constitution to abortion or...

When it comes to protections for manufactured housing park tenants, Iowa lawmakers have picked up where they left off last year, and then some. ...

DES MOINES - Creepy or criminal?...

DES MOINES - A House transportation panel balked at giving a speed limit bill the fast-track legislative treatment Tuesday, choosing instead to park the issue by the wayside for th...

DES MOINES - Legislation to increase the THC level in medical cannabis to as much as 25 grams over a 90-day period has been proposed in the Iowa House and Senate....

DES MOINES - Iowans purchasing a new gun or ammunition could have a sales tax-free holiday similar to the one families get every August on clothing, shoes and some school-related i...

An education bill that has cleared early hurdles in the Iowa Senate would push challenging students out of general education classrooms rather than provide services to keep them wi...

DES MOINES - A proposal requiring schools to notify students and parents of upcoming lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity advanced Monday in the Iowa House....

DES MOINES - Iowans seeking to end gun violence came to the Capitol on Monday to press for gun safety laws while gun-rights proponents pressed ahead with proposals to allow more si...

DES MOINES - Majority Senate Republicans pushed ahead Monday with their plan to increase base state aid for K-12 public schools by 2.1 percent next fiscal year - a position that pu...

Iowa Senate OKs $20 million in flood aid

Thursday, February 06, 2020

DES MOINES - The GOP-run Iowa Senate on Thursday passed a $20 million flood aid package to repair damaged levees and help struggling communities, but minority Democrats called it a...

DES MOINES - State legislators began work Thursday on the next phase of Gov. Kim Reynolds' Future Ready Iowa initiative, the same day a business group issued a yearly report indica...

DES MOINES - Educators say they welcome legislative policy changes to help deal with increased reports of violence in K-12 schools, but many speakers at a public meeting Wednesday ...