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Iowa StateWaterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

ERIN MURPHY: 2022 opportunities to test Iowa Democrats’ political depth

Whether the Iowa Democrats have a deep political bench will be revealed in the coming months. The process has already started, with Democrats in recent weeks declaring their candidacy for or interest in winnable 2022 races. Republicans hold no fewer than four seats for which Democrats should be able to...
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Law EnforcementWaterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

ERIN MURPHY: A good discussion, part of a greater debate

Two law enforcement leaders in Iowa recently engaged in a thoughtful discussion on the state of policing and racial justice. It’s not a discussion that alone will douse the blazing fire that has engulfed our country over the past year-plus (or decades, really). But taken for what it is, it’s undoubtedly a conversation Iowans should hear.
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Law EnforcementSioux City Journal

ERIN MURPHY: A good discussion, part of a greater debate

Two law enforcement leaders in Iowa recently engaged in a thoughtful discussion on the state of policing and racial justice. It’s not a discussion that alone will douse the blazing fire that has engulfed our country over the past year-plus (or decades, really). But taken for what it is, it’s undoubtedly a conversation Iowans should hear.
Indianapolis, INwbiw.com

Erin Murphy to serve as Gov. Holcomb’s press secretary

INDIANAPOLIS – Erin Murphy will serve as Gov. Holcomb’s press secretary. Previously, Erin was the communications director for the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). Prior to joining DCS, Erin served as the communications director for the city of Westfield, where she was the media relations advisor and spokeswoman. Between...
PoliticsWaterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

ERIN MURPHY: A time to campaign, a time to govern

There's been too much campaigning and not enough governing taking place lately at the Iowa Capitol. It's not the only example, but the most recent one happened last week when Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic state Auditor Rob Sand publicly traded accusations over Sand’s audit of Reynolds’ use of public funds for a COVID-19 public service announcement.
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Des Moines, IASioux City Journal

ERIN MURPHY: Too much campaigning, not enough governing in Des Moines

There's been too much campaigning and not enough governing taking place lately at the Iowa Capitol. It's not the only example, but the most recent one happened this this week when Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic state auditor Rob Sand publicly traded accusations over Sand’s audit of Reynolds’ use of public funds for a COVID-19 public service announcement.
Iowa StateWaterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Erin Murphy: Democratic field begins to form in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race

It was bound to happen at some point. It just happened to be last week. Iowa’s 2022 U.S. Senate Democratic primary finally started. And after a monthslong drought, the candidate revelations poured like a flash storm, with no fewer than three making their way into the news. Let’s start with...
PoliticsWaterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Erin Murphy: Lawmakers run roughshod over local control

A frequent thought among those who can be skeptical about the true intentions of politicians is that the only political party that truly cares about government spending, debts and deficits is the party that is out of power. Given the Iowa Legislature’s recent history, it appears local control suffers from...
Waterloo, IAWaterloo Cedar-Falls Courier

Erin Murphy: Good news, bad news on COVID vaccine front

The good news is almost anyone in Iowa who wants the COVID-19 vaccine can now get it any time they want. The bad news is that’s because demand for the vaccine has dropped precipitously. Lessened COVID-19 demand is not unique to Iowa; it’s something most states are dealing with. That’s...
Public HealthSioux City Journal

ERIN MURPHY: Good news, bad news on COVID vaccine front

The good news is almost anyone in Iowa who wants the COVID-19 vaccine can now get it any time they want. The bad news is that’s because demand for the vaccine has dropped precipitously. Lessened COVID-19 demand is not unique to Iowa; it’s something most states are dealing with. That’s...
Congress & CourtsLaw.com

Practice Spotlight: Williams & Connolly Appellate Team | Views From Pam Karlan and Erin Murphy on Supreme Court Term | Sherrilyn Ifill's Advice to Judges | Judge Ketanji Jackson's Up for Senate Confirmation

Welcome to Supreme Court Brief. The justices wrap up the April argument session this morning, but this isn’t the usual end of term arguments. There is one more argument to come, set for May 4, in the case Terry v. United States. Veteran advocate Lisa Blatt of Williams & Connolly is back on the line today in the free-speech case involving a cheerleader. She tells us about her team’s remarkable term so far. Two leading Supreme Court advocates—former Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan and Kirkland & Ellis partner Erin Murphy—share thoughts about Justice Barrett and the current term.
PoliticsSioux City Journal

ERIN MURPHY: Republicans’ tax policy debates among unresolved legislative issues

Unified control of state government does not necessarily equate to universal agreement on all issues. Case in point: the 2021 session of the Iowa Legislature. State lawmakers are working to wrap up this year’s session --- many of the biggest policy debates have been completed, and what remains largely focuses on the next state budget.
Boston, MAthebostonsun.com

Erin Murphy announces candidacy for Boston City Council At-Large

Erin Murphy, community advocate and teacher, of Dorchester on February 17 announced her candidacy for At-Large Boston City Councilor. “I am running for City Council because, now more than ever, Boston needs leaders who understand the urgency of getting our kids and teachers safely back in classrooms, our local businesses up and thriving again, and our good jobs back to stay. Recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic may be the greatest challenge our City has ever faced. I am ready to work together with everyone who believes that Boston’s future is bright, but only if we are united in our common purpose of a better city for all.”
Dover, NHSeacoast Online

Dover rallies for 'amazing' teacher Erin Murphy who suffered stroke

DOVER – Community members are raising money to help pay medical expenses for a Garrison Elementary School music teacher who suffered a stroke Wednesday. A Gofundme page has been set up to help Erin Murphy, 30, deal with expenses once she returns home from the hospital. As of late Thursday...