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  1. GOP wasting time with more repealsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 4 | The Falcon

    Ever since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, in 2010, the Republican Party has wasted countless hours and energy struggling to repeal it. Next week, for approximately the 50th time, they will vote again on Obamacare.


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    Wednesday Feb 4 | The Des Moines Register

    On Monday, Iowans packed a special public hearing to speak out against the two bills proposed by the governor and majority party legislators that would increase school funding by just 1.25 percent next year.


  3. Lawmakers back effort to preserve Iowa farmlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Daily Herald

    Sen. Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City, and Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, a Republican from Wilton, said Tuesday they would serve on an advisory board to the new Sustainable Iowa Land Trust. The organization seeks to preserve land in Iowa for farming and to make it more affordable for beginning farmers.


  4. Lawmakers Back Farmland Preservation InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Two state lawmakers announced a bipartisan effort Tuesday to support a new initiative aimed at preserving farmland in Iowa for organic, sustainable farming. State Representative Bobby Kaufmann and Senator Joe Bolkcom announced they'll be co-leading a "working group," comprised of public and private stakeholders, to look at legislative ways to assist the efforts of SILT, or the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust.


  5. State Leaders Meeting to Discuss Synthetic DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    An issue always on the minds of lawmakers is synthetic drugs and how to keep them off of Iowa streets. An Indianola woman who lost her son five years to the drugs hopes lawmakers will continue to try and stay a step ahead of the people who make and sell them.


  6. Disability Rights Iowa sets forum on "Girls in the Juvenile Justice System"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Tama News-Herald

    The Disability Rights Iowa organization announced on Thursday, Jan. 29, it is hosting a discussion next Monday, Feb. 2 entitled "Where do we go from here? - A Conversation on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System." The public is invited to join in the discussion set for 1-5 p.m. at the Drake Legal Clinic in Des Moines.


  7. Bill to Ban Underage Tanning in Iowa Gains SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | WHO-TV

    A bill that would ban teenagers under the age of 18 from using tanning facilities has passed a Senate subcommittee this week, and now heads to the Senate Human Resources Committee for approval. Senator Herman Quirmbach has attempted to get a bill like this passed in the state for the past two years.


  8. Iowa lawmakers question plans to close 2 mental institutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Daily Herald

    Iowa lawmakers are questioning Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to close two of the state's four mental health institutions. A top official from the state Department of Human Services appeared before a legislative panel Thursday.


  9. Spencer Schools 2015-16 Calendar On HoldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | KICD-AM Spencer

    The Spencer School Board is still weighing their options when it comes to the first day of school for next year. Heeman says ideally they would like to adopt a calendar by now for planning purposes and are in a wait and see mode until the issue with early start waivers is settled by the Iowa Legislature.


  10. Governor names acting Department of Correc...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | WMT-AM Cedar Rapids



  11. Sodders: No Iowa Juvenile Home reopeningRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Tama News-Herald

    Even with a favorable Iowa Supreme Court decision, State Senator Steve Sodders said he does not envision the Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School for Girls in Toledo to reopen in its previous role. The Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 24, to hear arguments in an appeal by Gov. Terry Branstad on a Polk County District Court ruling which found the closing unconstitutional and had ordered it reopened.


  12. Monitoring Sex OffendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    We've covered many stories about registered sex offenders being released and living in the Quad Cities Area. Many viewers have expressed their concerns for safety, so KWQC took a deeper look at the Department of Correctional Services and how they keep the community safe.


  13. Iowa Catholic bishops voice strong support for Education Savings AccountsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2014 | KCRG

    Parents, teachers, and advocates in eastern Iowa and around the country are pushing for parents to have more freedom to choose where their children go to school. It's all part of School Choice Week.


  14. 10-cent gas tax increase included in Iowa road funding planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2013 | KCRG

    Details began to emerge Wednesday of a road funding proposal that may be introduced soon, while a long line of special interest groups lobbied for increasing the Iowa's fuel tax at the Capitol. Groups representing Iowa's cities, counties, farmers, truck drivers and more united in their call for increasing the gas tax that funds the state's road repair budget.


  15. Oskaloosa School District Gains TLC GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Osky News

    The Oskaloosa School District has been awarded a grant to help coach its teaching staff. This initiative started under Dr. Glass, who was the Director of the Iowa Department of Eduction.


  16. Officials Back Iowa Natural Resources Trust FundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | KICD-AM Spencer

    The City of Lake Park, Lake Park Municipal Utilities, and the Silver Lake Park Improvement Association have banded together to urge the Iowa Legislature to fund the Natural Resources Trust Fund. Lake Park City Administrator Wade Wagoner tells KICD News that the first phase of engineer recommended improvements at Silver Lake has a price tag of $1 million.


  17. Iowa ready to begin Medical Cannabidiol ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Fairfield Ledger

    The Iowa Department of Public Health Monday announced the application form for obtaining a medical cannabidiol registration card is now available on the department's website. IDPH, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Transportation, has established a process to approve and generate cannabidiol registration cards for patients and their primary caregivers.


  18. Christie meeting with Israeli president Rivlin cancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Jersey Journal

    The Israel Seminar CEO Asher Afriat briefs Governor Chris Christie regarding South Lebanon and the security of the Golan Heights in Israel on Thursday, April 5, 2012. TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie's planned Thursday afternoon meeting with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin in New York City has been cancelled, the Governor's office said today.


  19. Appropriations committee to place focus on output, not inputs during 2015Read the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | Http

    With the directive from the speaker to find ways for state government to do less but do its core functions better, the House Appropriations Committee begins a new approach to budgetary oversight this session.


  20. 'You're Going to Hell' and Other Emails to Iowa's Only Openly Gay SenatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Advocate

    In April 2009, Iowa became the third state in the nation to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples when the state Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. In the months surrounding the decision, each state lawmaker received hundreds of emails from those both in favor of and opposed to marriage equality.