Republicans on two Senate committees have approved what’s described as a “proposed compromise” on tax policy, but Republicans in the Iowa House have their own alternative. Senator Dan Dawson, a Republican from Council Bluffs who is chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, spoke before the panel voted on the Senate GOP’s bill. “I […]
As part of National Police Week, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s introducing a number of pieces of legislation designed to help those who dedicate their careers,  and too often their lives, to protecting and serving our communities. “This week, I’m pushing several bills in the Senate Judiciary Committee to improve the mental health resources […]
The winner of the Iowa-based World Food Prize was announced today. Food Prize Foundation president, Barbara Stinson, made the announcement in an online video. “The 2021 World Food Prize is Doctor Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted of Denmark and Trinnida-Tobago. Doctor Thilsted is the seventh woman to be award the World Food Prize and the first woman […]
The state teachers union is calling on superintendents and school boards to include teachers and other school staff in discussions about how districts plan to use the latest batch of $770 million in federal pandemic relief. State law limits teacher contract negotiations to a discussion of salaries, but ISEA president Mike Beranek said U.S. Department […]
Governor Kim Reynolds says Iowa has “a severe workforce shortage” and she’s joining a growing list of Republican governors who are rejecting the extra unemployment benefits included in federal pandemic relief measures. “It’s time for everyone who can to get back to work,” Governor Kim Reynolds said in a written statement announcing the $300 added […]