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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Iowa Republicans found yet another way to hurt teachers this year

No matter how closely you were following the horror show that was the Iowa legislature’s 2017 session, chances are you…

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Janet Petersen replacing Rob Hogg as Senate minority leader

For the second straight year, Iowa Senate Democrats will head into the legislative session with a new minority leader. Senators…

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