Iowa Government


Sunday Talk: Governor Reynolds on WOTUS and Immigration into Iowa

The President has moved toward reinstating an Obama era restrictive rule on control of waterways and bodies of water. The rule will be a detriment to farming and land ownership in Iowa. Governor Kim Reynolds fought the rule as did many of our Representatives and Senators in Washington. The Trump Administration relaxed the rule which placed a lesser burden on farmers and landowners.
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Iowa Governor signs “Back the Blue” into law

DES MOINES, IA (AP) — Last week Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF 342, known as the “Back the Blue Act,” into law. The legislation makes rioting a felony offense, increases penalties on a range of other destructive behaviors, establishes qualified immunity, and increases due process protections for law enforcement.
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Strong to severe storms possible Father's Day in eastern Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — A cold front will move through eastern Iowa Sunday and lead to the chance for strong to severe thunderstorms. The situation is complicated due to rain lingering this morning. However, there will likely be some breaks in the rain that will allow for...
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2 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show two more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and there are 56 new cases of the virus in the state. The new numbers reflect testing reported on the IDPH’s COVID-19 website between 2:00 p.m. Saturday and...
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This is the City in Iowa Where COVID-19 is Growing the Fastest

The U.S. has reported more than 33.1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 17. There have been more than 595,000 reported deaths from COVID-19-related causes — the highest death toll of any country. The extent of the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to vary considerably from state to state, and from city to […]

A swing and a miss for Iowa Auditor Rob Sand

I remember the days when nobody viewed the position of state auditor in Iowa as a launchpad for future political stars. Until the last election, the keys to the state auditor’s office had changed hands only four times in 52 years. Even the office of the governor, to which Robert Ray and Terry Branstad were elected for a combined eleven terms, saw more turnover in the same period of time.
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Iowa consumers toss away millions by forsaking nickel deposit on empties

DES MOINES — Maybe unbeknownst to many Iowans, they have been discarding tens of millions of dollars one nickel at a time. For decades, Iowans have been paying a 5-cent deposit on alcoholic and carbonated beverages sold in cans and bottles under a system designed to hold down litter and encourage recycling. But growing hurdles — some brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic — have slowed the recovery rate of containers from 93 percent in 2005 to about 71 percent in 2018, according to state calculations.

Handguns, fireworks freedoms bring July joy to Iowa patriots

Fireworks sales out of tents began June 13 in Iowa, and Perry has attracted its usual share of vendors in the marketplace. Patriots may only detonate fireworks inside the Perry city limits on the Fourth of July between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. The Perry City Council approved several revisions...