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State Legislature reaches agreement to keep Luster Heights open for another year
A bi-partisan agreement reached by Iowa lawmakers last week will keep the Luster Heights correctional facility open next year.
6 hrs ago
Iowa lawmakers have deal on low-income health care
After staunchly opposing an expansion of Iowa's Medicaid program using federal funds, Gov.
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Lawmakers Finishing Work on Landmark Session
State lawmakers are working to finalize bipartisan agreements on tax relief, school reform, more health-care coverage for needy Iowans, and an increased state budget plan before adjourning what some regarded as a landmark session.
Wed May 22, 2013
Walker will get spotlight in Iowa
He insists he's not running for president, but Governor Scott Walker will be in Iowa Thursday at an event that's seen appearances by previous Republican presidential hopefuls.
Glass leaving Iowa Department of Education post
Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass was named superintendent of the Eagle County School District on a 5-0 vote Wednesday night.
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Deals Reached on Several IA & IL Bills
The state legislature has approved an education policy deal that would provide additional school funding.
The Fairfield Ledger
SIEDA helping Jefferson County recover from flood
The Southern Iowa Economic Development Association is assisting Jefferson County residents who apply for the state's disaster grant program to recover from flood damage.
Reform Update: Proponents of Medicaid expansion weigh next moves
As many state legislative sessions have finished or are nearing completion, advocates of expanding Medicaid eligibility are looking at their next steps.
Eastern Iowa lawmakers offer compromises on eminent domain, passenger rail
A pair of Eastern Iowa lawmakers are hoping to help the Legislature toward adjournment by offering a bipartisan compromise on two key issues that have generated interest in recent years.
Emergency Responders Say Drivers Need Move Over-Slow Down Reminder
HIAWATHA, Iowa- More than ten years ago, Iowa made it a law to move over or slow down when approaching emergency vehicles at the side of the road.
Tue May 21, 2013
The Huffington Post
State GOP Staffer: I Was Fired After Reporting Sexual Harassment
Kirsten Anderson served as communications director for the Iowa state Senate GOP caucus until Friday, when she was fired just hours after raising concerns about a pattern of sexual harassment in the workplace, she claimed in an interview with Iowa's WHO TV .
One Wisconsin Now to Travel to Iowa as Gov. Walker Pursues Presidential Ambitions
May 21 - Gov. Scott Walker continues to travel the country in pursuit of his national political ambitions, instead of focusing on his job in Wisconsin.
Rod Boshart wrote a new blog post: Iowa Legislature 2013 adjournment in sight, leaders say
People walk by the Westward mural in the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday February 1, 2011.
The Washington Evening Journal
Main Street honored Friday
Main Street Washington was honored Friday evening as the economic development program won a business development success story recognition for its work with JP's 207.
Mon May 20, 2013
Iowa senator under fire for change-of-heart on fuel tax increase
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee took a swipe at an Iowa state senator Monday for her change-of-heart on a statewide fuel tax increase.
Democrat thanks GOP governor for seeking pay hike party leader attacked
Gov. Terry Branstad told fellow Iowa Executive Council members Monday he is still pushing to get the yearly salaries increased for their positions in 2014, but he's not optimistic given the legislative reception the proposal received last week.
The Washington Evening Journal
Student recognized for academic excellence
Samantha Ellingson, a student at Washington High School, was recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt.
Fired Iowa Senate aide alleges women 'objectified ridiculed' in workplace
One likely topic for Gov. Terry Branstad's weekly news conference underway now likely will be the firing of an Iowa Senate Republican communications staffer who claimed she was the target of sexual harassment.
Sun May 19, 2013
Inos inks new extradition letter for Buckingham
Gov. Eloy S. Inos signed Friday afternoon a letter requesting Colorado Gov. John W. Hickenlooper to have former attorney general Edward Buckingham "arrested, secured and delivered" into the U.S. Marshals Service's custody, for extradition to the CNMI.
Sat May 18, 2013
Branstad Skypes school
Despite her fears, Chloe Burkart, a third-grader at Black Hawk Elementary School, approached the front of her classroom to ask Iowa Gov.