Terrible Iowa Senate energy bill returns – Michael Breitbach edition

Matt Chapman reports on the lengthy Iowa Senate debate over a bill that is terrible on many levels. You can…

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Iowa Senate Republicans seeking to end solar tax credit

The official Iowa Senate Republican tax plan would repeal the state’s popular Solar Energy Systems tax credit later this year.…

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The bill that was absolutely written by Jake Chapman, not MidAmerican Energy

Citizen lobbyist Matt Chapman (no relation to Senator Jake Chapman) digs into the politics behind a bill that has been…

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The utility attack on Iowa’s clean energy leadership

Josh Mandelbaum of the Environmental Law & Policy Center advocates for clean energy and clean water policies in Iowa. -promoted…

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Are MidAmerican and Alliant trying to kill Iowa’s energy efficiency programs?

Josh Mandelbaum advocates for clean energy and clean water policies in Iowa. -promoted by desmoinesdem Last week Republican State Senator…

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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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Recognizing Bleeding Heartland’s talented 2017 guest authors

Bleeding Heartland published 140 guest posts by 81 authors in 2016, a record since the blog’s creation in 2007. I’m…

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Des Moines City Council Ward 3 forum: Neighborhoods and advocates

Thanks to Stefanie Running for a play-by-play of the October 10 candidate forum for Des Moines City Council Ward 3,…

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Help find Iowa’s best development projects

News coverage of economic development in Iowa tends to focus on large, heavily subsidized new construction, such as the Prestage…

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IA-Gov: Highlights from Cathy Glasson’s campaign launch

Cathy Glasson became the seventh declared Democratic candidate for governor this week, emphasizing her commitment to a $15 minimum wage,…

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