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LE MARS, Iowa -- Tom Jeneary, a Republican from Le Mars, is a candidate for the Iowa House District 5 seat that will become vacant at the end of the year. Rep. Chuck Holz, R-Le Mars, last week announced he will not seek re-election to the District 5 seat. Holz plans to move out of the district to be closer to ...
On Iowa Politics discusses the snowy Caucus Night, fundraising numbers for the Iowa Congressional candidates, and the Iowa Poll numbers for the ... On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after ...

Wellmark's exit left three insurers on the Iowa exchange — Medica, Aetna and Gundersen Health Plan. Aetna departed ... Kim Reynolds and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen “asked Wellmark to offer individual and family coverage in this market,” Thursday's new release from Wellmark stated.
At the news conference Thursday in Des Moines, Des Moines Water Works CEO Bill Stowe, Iowa Environmental Council water program director Susan Heathcote, and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement state policy director Adam Mason spoke about what they said is a need for large companies to ...
“We see this as a major repeal of background checks in Iowa law and something that would go against the interest of public safety,” said Charlotte Eby, representing the advocacy group formed by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was severely wounded by a gunman who killed six others in 2011.
DES MOINES — Legislation that would make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion in Iowa once a fetal heartbeat is detected won initial support ... R-Allerton, in refuting the bill was a “war on women,” argued the legislation would reduce deaths of Iowa women associated with abortion procedures.

It's the perfect opportunity to take advantage of low turnout and drastically increase your proportional political power. I plan to attend my own neighborhood Republican caucus at the Iowa City Public Library. The same place saw my debut in partisan politics during the midterm caucuses of 2014, as I ...
But she wouldn't be immune to the realities of a presidential campaign — namely the notion that a candidate's popularity almost instantly decreases once he or she enters the political fray and becomes fair game for opponents and the press. "In Iowa, it's fair to say that nobody would get a free pass and that ...
DES MOINES — Reported cases of gonorrhea in Iowa have more than doubled over four years, according to state public health department data. There were 3,600 cases of the sexually transmitted disease in Iowa in 2017, according to the state's preliminary data. That would be a 145 percent increase ...
Sarah Prineas, right, of Solon, pledges with other members of Indivisible Iowa to be informed on legislative issues, hold elected officials accountable to ... disability, or political party during a ceremony below the rotunda before the gaveling-in of the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in ...
DES MOINES — A majority of Iowa voters would prefer fully funded public services like education and water quality to a tax cut, and four out of five believe the state's minimum wage should be increased. That's according to a poll published Monday by the progressive advocacy group Progress Iowa.
SENATE SHOUTOUTS: During her opening-day speech Monday in the Iowa Legislature, Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, paid tribute to two eastern Iowa ... Wally Horn of Cedar Rapids, who is returning to the Capitol today for his 46th and final year in the Iowa Legislature,” she said.
Mark Bortle, a traffic safety engineer with the Iowa Department of Transportation's office of construction and materials, said the state's nearly 3-year-old gas tax increase — which has pumped millions of dollars into additional road projects — could be a factor in the double-digit work zone fatalities seen in ...
On Iowa Politics discusses the legislature returning to Des Moines, and whether they will be faced with revenue shortfalls or budget issues, as well as the campaign trail for 2018. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political ...
DES MOINES — After a whirlwind two years with nearly two dozen presidential hopefuls traipsing through the state, 2017 proved Iowa politics are intriguing even when the caucuses are not front and center. The previous year's momentous elections brought sweeping change to the political landscape in ...
On Iowa Politics discusses the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Kim Reynolds' first year in office, and a full year in review. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have been met.
On Iowa Politics discusses the tax reform that recently passed through Congress, and New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio visiting Iowa. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have ...

In the last few weeks, there's been a lot of chatter about whether that means a big, blue wave is forming off the political coast that could ...
Dennis Goldford, a political science professor at Drake University, said ... Erin Murphy covers Iowa politics and government for Lee Enterprises.
“The report paints a picture of an environment in the Iowa Senate that will ... Democratic leader Petersen said the report by a political appointee ...
DES MOINES — The Republican leader of the Iowa Senate announced plans Tuesday to release an internal review conducted in the wake of a ...
On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get ...
On Iowa Politics discusses Sam Clovis' withdrawing from the nomination to be the USDA's chief scientist, Bill Northey's political limbo regarding ...
“To be a good Christian, you're obligated to be on guard against political idolatry 'cause politics isn't the center of any our lives,” Sasse said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) will headline a political fundraiser in Iowa next month, the Des Moines Register reported Monday.
The Iowa Republican also heard about the need for controlling health insurance costs, immigration reform and tax reform from more than 30 ...
DES MOINES -- “Not in Iowa,” Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ross Wilburn said Tuesday about the images of hatred and anger from ...
DES MOINES -- Without action from the federal government, 20,000 Iowans likely will not be able to afford insurance through the Affordable ...
Wednesday marks the first day that K-12 schools can begin classes for the 2017-18 school year under Iowa law. The students ended their ...
On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get ...
On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get ...
Even though 2017 is an off year for Iowa politics — there is no ... there has been a political presence at this year's Iowa State Fair, which ...
On this politics day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Tim Hagle, associate professor of political science at University of Iowa and Scott Peters, associate professor of political science at University of Northern Iowa, about the ...
The Iowa Finance Authority has given notice to United Neighbors that it will require repayment of $235600 in grant funding immediately.
CHARLES CITY -- State Rep. Todd Prichard, D-Charles City, has filed paperwork to explore a possible run for Iowa governor.
FETAL TISSUE LEGISLATION: The Iowa Senate voted 43-6 Wednesday to approve a bill making it a state crime to acquire, provide, transfer, receive or otherwise traffic in fetal body parts outside some limited research purposes.
DES MOINES - The political groups and out-of-state donors came through when he needed them - often with big bucks - but the bulk of the $18.8 million raised by Terry Branstad during his second stint as Iowa's governor was contributed by individual ...
DES MOINES - Fireworks enthusiasts launched their effort Tuesday to bring legal pyrotechnics to Iowa on a limited basis, lighting up the Senate's vote display board with 34 green lights that were enough to propel the measure to the House and leave 14 ...
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, who proposed House Study Bill 187 that would reduce tax credits available to Iowa businesses, industries and individuals and eliminate refundability when there is no tax liability ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A leader of the Islamic Center of Des Moines plans to meet with authorities to discuss a threatening note found in the center's mail.
Rod Boshart/Gazette Des Moines Bureau Jeff Weld (left) of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council speaks Monday at a news conference with (from left) Gov.
Woodbury County Sheriff David Drew, like many others who have raised questions about the bill, said Iowa does not need a stand-your-ground provision because current state law already permits the use of lethal force in self-defense of one's home or vehicle.
On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have been met. This week's show features James Q. Lynch, Christinia Crippes, Bret ...
WalletHub's analysts say they compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight key metrics to determine the states that depend most heavily on the arms and ammunitions industry both directly for jobs and political contributions and ...
The Iowa Finance Authority will not provide any more rental assistance funding to United Neighbors Inc. after a review of the organization's tenant files.
"Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO.
DES MOINES - A week after hearing a presentation on the state's $426 million tax credit liability, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Grassley has introduced legislation to reduce the value of credits available to Iowa businesses, industries ...
The dome of the Iowa State Capitol building from the rotunda in Des Moines on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Suspended across the dome is the emblem of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.
"Iowa has excellent federal, state and local law enforcement officers across the state," Techau said in a statement Monday.
In the November election, Johnson also watched his former party capture control of the Iowa Senate, 29-21, and maintain its majority in the Iowa House. Of the 150 legislators, Johnson is now the only independent, but he insists the number will ...


 

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