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  • Governor's priorities in place as Legislature hits deadline

    DES MOINES (AP) — With the bipartisan approval of a fuel tax increase out of the way, Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday that he was still hoping to wi ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Iowa Senate panel OKs bill on minors using guns

    DES MOINES (AP) — Legislation that would lower the age at which children in Iowa could use guns with a parent’s supervision received preliminary appro ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • House committee OKs broadband bill with key changes

    DES MOINES (AP) — A House committee has approved Gov. Terry Bransta d’s broadband bill, but made several key changes in how the legislation will suppo ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • House, Senate continue education funding negotiation

    DES MOINES (AP) — Lawmakers from the Democratic-majority Senate and Republican-controlled House remain at odds over education funding.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Transportation board considering reopening Buddy Holly crash

    CLEAR LAKE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed m ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Iowa Senate panel OKs bill on state mental health facilities

    DES MOINES (AP) — State mental health facilities in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant could remain open this year under a bill approved Monday by a Senate p ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    IOWA CITY, (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Lawmakers try to find compromise on education funding

    DES MOINES (AP) — At odds over education funding, Iowa lawmakers began meeting Thursday to attempt to find a compromise.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Iowa exports record $15 billion worth of goods in 2014

    DES MOINES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce says Iowa companies exported a record $15.1 billion worth of merchandise last year which contributed ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Iowa Senate panel OKs bill on hunting apprenticeship

    DES MOINES (AP) — A Senate panel has approved a bill that would make it easier for adults in Iowa to try out hunting before getting a hunting license.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission vote ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • School bullying legislation advances in Iowa Legislature

    DES MOINES (AP) — Legislation aimed at reducing school bullying in Iowa advanced in the Legislature on Wednesday, but it remains unclear if it will ha ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Senate panel OKs bill on higher speed limit for highways

    DES MOINES (AP) — The speed limit could be increased to 75 mph on some Iowa highways under a measure a Senate panel approved Wednesday.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Iowa Senate, House approve 10-cent fuel tax increase

    DES MOINES (AP) — After years of conflict over whether to increase the state fuel tax to pay for road improvements, the Iowa Legislature gave bipartis ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 10:06 am
  • Iowa Senate panel to review changes to anti-bullying bill

    DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa Senate panel on Monday discussed several proposed changes to Gov. Terry Branstad’s bill on anti-bullying efforts in schools, ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Reader Poll

    Should state budget cuts include closing mental health facilities in Iowa?
    Yes, if needed
    No. More money should be put toward mental health, not less
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