The governor is wrong to think silence will work

Randy Evans, executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, weighs in on the secrecy surrounding the recent dismissal…

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The governor is wrong to think silence will work

Randy Evans, executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, weighs in on the secrecy surrounding the recent dismissal…

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Senate confirms Iowa DHS director with four votes to spare

The Iowa Senate confirmed Jerry Foxhoven as director of the Iowa Department of Human Services in an unusually close vote…

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Whitver, Schneider to lead Iowa Senate GOP; Failor out as top aide

Iowa Senate Republicans elected new leaders today following Bill Dix’s unexpected resignation on March 12. Jack Whitver moves up from…

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Senator: Iowa DHS director’s nomination “in trouble”

Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven “does not have enough votes to be confirmed,” Democratic State Senator Pam…

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“A corpse in Iowa would have more rights than women and girls”

Iowa Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen has been a champion of reproductive rights for years. Her plea to reject the…

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What passes for a good day in the GOP-controlled Iowa legislature

Let’s start with the good news: • Two important bills for K-12 schools are headed to Governor Kim Reynolds’ desk.…

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Take These Three Steps During The 2018 Iowa Legislative Session

An important message from the Iowa Senate Democrats LIKE, SHARE and take these three steps to stay informed: 1) Join…

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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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Who’s who in the Iowa Senate for 2018

The Iowa Senate begins work today with 29 Republicans, 20 Democrats, and one independent, former Republican David Johnson. I enclose…

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