A close look at a proposed Iowa constitutional amendment

Marty Ryan is a nearly retired lobbyist after 27 Iowa legislative sessions. -promoted by desmoinesdem Lawmakers have introduced a glut…

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It is time for an Iowa crime victim rights constitutional amendment

State Representative Marti Anderson is a Democrat serving her third term in the Iowa House. Before that, she was founding…

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Marsy’s Law would provide better protections for victims

Tiffany Allison is president and founder of the Soaring Hearts Foundation, -promoted by desmoinesdem Last week was National Crime Victims’…

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Why we oppose “Marsy’s Law” legislation in Iowa

Beth Barnhill from the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Laurie Schipper from the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence contributed…

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Kim Reynolds quietly signed unconstitutional immigration bill

Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill designed to force Iowa police and sheriffs to assist with federal immigration enforcement.…

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A crop whose time has come

Ryan Marquardt is a fifth-generation Madison County farmer and the Democratic candidate in Iowa House district 25. -promoted by desmoinesdem…

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When TLC isn’t Tender Loving Care

Bruce Lear explains the problems with a teacher development program that has consumed a substantial share of new state funding…

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Iowa political donors must now provide their legal surnames

Iowans must provide their legal surnames when making monetary or in-kind political donations, under a law Governor Kim Reynolds signed…

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Why the mental health bills that just passed are a big deal

Peggy Huppert is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Iowa. -promoted by desmoinesdem Governor Kim…

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Majority makers: 15 districts that will determine control of the Iowa House

Josh Hughes is a Drake University undergraduate and vice president of the I-35 school board. -promoted by desmoinesdem There’s no…

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