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Amos runs for Iowa House

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:27:17 GMT

The seat is currently occupied by Republican Dave Heaton of Mt. Pleasant, but Heaton announced earlier this year that he will not seek re-election.

Lobbyist caught kissing Iowa senator on video resigns

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:34:32 GMT

A newspaper reports an Iowa Statehouse lobbyist has resigned from her job days after a video was released that showed her kissing a state senator. Iowa League of Cities Executive Director Alan Kemp on Thursday confirmed the resignation of Lindsey McCune to the Des Moines Register , but he declined to give more information.

Trump said states can deny public funds to Planned Parenthood. Nebraska is trying to do just that.

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:07:10 GMT

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, February 24, 2017. / AFP / Mike Theiler The funding for Planned Parenthood's Lincoln South Health Center, a clinic where Brooke Thomas gets birth control shots every three months to deal with excruciating pain, is at risk.

Capitol Digest: Bill would increase hunting, fishing fees

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:04:29 GMT

Gerry Horkan, a Fianna Fail senator from Dublin, Ireland, speaks to the Iowa Senate on Wednesday, en route to the St. Patrick's Day parade in Emmetsburg in northwest Iowa.

Iowa House approves bill on workforce skills

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:45:36 GMT

Gov. Kim Reynolds' priority of upgrading Iowans' workforce skills won bipartisan praise and unanimous approval in the Iowa House on Wednesday. "Today is the first step to allow Iowa to reach its full workforce potential," Rep. Peter Cownie, R-West Des Moines, said about House File 2458.

Dix's Relationship With Lobbyist Did Not Violate Senate Rules, Does Raise Ethics Questions

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:14:57 GMT

Senator Bill Dix, a married father of three, resigned from office just four hours after a video started circulating online in which he was seen kissing a lobbyist at a local bar. As majority leader, the Senate Republican had the power to choose which bills came up for debate.

Senate drama derails some legislation

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:58:25 GMT

This week's Senate leadership train wreck has helped derail some bills from clearing a key legislative hurdle, while others had come off the tracks on their own as the Republican-led Legislature rolls toward adjournment.

Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 9

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:31:49 GMT

This week, legislators again focused on floor work with action on many bills and the Senate started to work through its confirmation calendar. The Senate delayed the confirmation vote on Jerry Foxhoven as the director of the Department of Human Services based on concerns from Democrats that he hasn't done enough to address issues at DHS.

The Latest: Coach jailed after recording players disrobing

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:59:08 GMT

This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iow.

Homeschool Day Brings Iowans and Governor Together

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:32:02 GMT

The event included guest speakers, a prayer walk, and a rally on the first floor of the building. Reynolds told families it is important for them to attend events like these in order to put a face with homeschooling and advocate for homeschooling needs.

After Dix's resignation, Iowa GOP senators vow to finish strong

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:07:44 GMT

This Iowa Starting Line screenshot of a video appears to show Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix kissing a registered lobbyist in a Des Moines bar.

Iowa to send out Medicare cards soon

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:21:06 GMT

Identity theft affects everyone, including Iowans on Medicare. To help protect one's identity, Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019.

Goldman Sachs call center closes in Iowa

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:37:50 GMT

Station KCRG reports that Goldman Sachs spokesman Andrew Williams confirmed the company is consolidating the work at its Salt Lake City operation. He also says the Cedar Rapids workers will be able to transfer to the Utah office.

Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers on The Spot Access to the ...

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:46:45 GMT

If you do not hire the most qualified mesothelioma attorneys, you just might end up with a less-than-stellar mesothelioma financial compensation settlement" NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 13, 2018 / / -- The Iowa Mesothelioma Victims Center specializes in assisting construction workers and skilled trades workers with mesothelioma in Iowa obtain the best possible financial compensation. The group offers direct access to the nation's top lawyers who consistently get the best possible financial compensation results for their clients.

Iowa Capitol Digest: Saving the monarch butterfly

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:18:09 GMT

MONARCH BUTTERFLY HABITAT : The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium has set a goal of establishing 480,000 to 830,000 acres of monarch habitat by 2038.

Pilot flying from eastern Iowa is OK after plane crash

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:47:26 GMT

The Rockford airport says that the Cessna 172 airplane crashed around 9:30 this morning and was trying to land at the airport.

Iowa Senate leader resigns; video shows him kissing lobbyist

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:53:40 GMT

The majority leader of the Iowa Senate resigned Monday after a website published video and photos showing the married lawmaker kissing a statehouse lobbyist. Bill Dix submitted a one-sentence resignation letter several hours after the liberal website Iowa Starting Line published its report about the Shell Rock Republican.

Iowa Senate leader Bill Dix resigns

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:53:39 GMT

The Iowa Senate has released a statement saying Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix has announced his resignation as Majority Leader and State Senator. The Shell Rock Republican's resignation letter was sent to Iowa Senate President Jack Whitver and Speaker of the Iowa House, Linda Upmeyer.

Iowa Senate majority leader steps down after video shows him kissing lobbyist

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:53:38 GMT

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix resigned Monday after a video surfaced of him kissing a female statehouse lobbyist. Dix, who is married with three children according to his official biography , is shown in the video sitting at the bar at Waveland Tap in Des Moines with a woman and kisses her at the end.

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:10:33 GMT

Jovan Johnson carried a message for central Iowa leaders when he was given the Amy Jennings Young Professional Impact Award last month.