Five takeaways from the Iowa legislature’s opening day in 2018

The Iowa House and Senate convened Monday with the usual big promises and platitudes about working together to build a…

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A former Iowa Democratic lawmaker’s message to candidates in rural areas

Former State Representative John Whitaker is the executive director of Rural Forward, an organization formed last month to promote progressive…

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If all Iowa candidates had to win under rules Republicans forced on unions

“There’s not one Republican in this state that could win an election under the rules they gave us,” asserted AFSCME…

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Major battle shaping up for Iowa House district 82

Curt Hanson won the most important Iowa legislative special election of the last decade. So it’s fitting that the election…

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