Fred Hubbell, Nate Boulton up on tv ahead of Iowa caucuses

For the first time in Iowa history, multiple gubernatorial candidates are airing television commercials four and a half months before…

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Governor’s mid-year cuts hit human services, higher education, public safety

The Department of Human Services, state universities, and Department of Corrections would have to absorb large mid-year spending cuts under…

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Iowa governor trying to have it both ways on Affordable Care Act

Governor Kim Reynolds continues to take credit for a major benefit of the Affordable Care Act, even as she calls…

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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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Zach Wahls, Janice Weiner running in Iowa Senate district 37

Zach Wahls announced his candidacy today in Iowa Senate district 37, where Democratic State Senator Bob Dvorsky plans to retire…

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Iowans not happy with mental health, Medicaid, school funding, taxes

Clear majorities of Iowans disapprove of how the state legislature and executive branch are handling mental health care, Medicaid, education…

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A rare victory for Iowa water quality

Following a public outcry, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has abandoned an effort to weaken the state’s E. coli…

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Kim Reynolds should have made one clean break from Terry Branstad

Governor Kim Reynolds made a strategic error by not distinguishing herself from her predecessor in any meaningful way, judging by…

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“Make America America again”: photos, highlights from Iowa Democrats’ fall gala

Everyone could have guessed Alec Baldwin would get Iowa Democrats laughing with jokes at President Donald Trump’s expense. But who…

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Weekend open thread: Veterans Day do’s and don’ts

Thanking a veteran is easy. Tackling problems that face veterans is hard. At no time is that political reality more…

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