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  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:29 AM
    Iowa's majority GOP senators advanced a bill Wednesday prohibiting local governments from setting minimum wages higher than the state's $7.25 hourly rate, but did not rule out addressing the statewide pay threshold separately yet this session.

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:42 AM
    Representatives of Iowa businesses and individuals who might be affected are pushing back against a GOP lawmaker's plan to limit state tax credits.

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 3:42 PM
    Employees at the Caterpillar plant in Elkader were notified Thursday that the plant would close by the end of the year. 

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 3:41 PM
    J.C. Penney Co., which announced in February that it would shutter up to 140 storefronts, today revealed the names of 138 stores that are getting the ax.

  • Friday, March 17, 2017 11:05 AM
    The Iowa House of Representatives approved changes Thursday to the state's workers' compensation laws, agreeing to scale back the legislation's most controversial proposals after pushback from some Republicans.

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:35 PM
    More than 12 million Americans and 51,500 Iowans signed up for subsidy-eligible insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace during the open enrollment period ending Jan. 31, according to figures released Wednesday morning by the federal government.

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:30 AM
    A decline in the state's revenue forecast will force the Iowa Legislature to plug a $131 million budget gap for the fiscal year ending June 30, which will likely require lawmakers to dip into cash reserve funds.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:08 PM
    Sen. Chuck Grassley says the replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act by House Republicans will have to be rewritten to have a "more realistic" chance of success.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:07 PM
    A week after hearing a presentation on state's $426 million tax credit liability, Iowa House Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Grassley has introduced legislation to reduce the value of credits available to Iowa businesses, industries and individuals and eliminate refundability when there is no tax liability.

  • Friday, March 10, 2017 10:51 AM
    Backers of the state's beverage container deposit law released poll numbers Thursday showing strong support among Iowans for retaining or expanding the bottle bill to make more cans and bottles subject to the refundable nickel deposit. 

  • Thursday, March 09, 2017 3:33 PM
    More than 220,000 poor or disabled Iowans could lose access to one of the state's largest hospital-and-clinic systems because of a payment dispute with a Medicaid management company.

  • Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:17 PM
    Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds offered a few hints Wednesday of how she might handle tax cuts and some other issues when she takes over as governor later this year.

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:25 AM
    Ron Hansen, chairman and CEO of Liberty Trust & Savings Bank in Durant, has been reappointed as superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking by Gov. Terry Branstad.

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 2:46 PM
    A report called the Solar Jobs Census finds the number of people working in the solar industry in Iowa rose just over 60 percent in the past two years. 

  • Monday, March 06, 2017 3:34 PM
    Two of three private insurers managing the state's nearly $5 billion Medicaid program lost hundreds of millions of dollars during their first year of operation in the state, according to reports filed with the Iowa Insurance Division.

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