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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:04 PM
    In an unexpected move, the Linn County working group studying a county minimum wage has recommended raising it to $8.25 an hour.

  • Monday, June 20, 2016 10:12 AM
    Reclaiming tax-exempt status is only the start of Prairie Meadows' battle against the IRS.

  • Monday, June 20, 2016 10:12 AM
    Metro municipal leaders in the Des Moines area say that if the minimum wage is raised, it should be by the state, but they will wait to see what dollar figure Polk County will select before deciding whether to opt out.

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:38 AM
    Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, a member of a Linn County minimum wage study group, called on Gov. Terry Branstad and the Legislature to develop statewide standards for a minimum wage before a "hodgepodge" of policies multiply across Iowa, potentially complicating life for employers.

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:25 AM
    The Internal Revenue Service says Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino owes $60 million in taxes it has avoided paying as a nonprofit social welfare organization; Prairie Meadows says it doesn't owe a penny, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • Monday, June 13, 2016 3:33 PM
    The month of May provided a good boost to year-to-date net General Fund revenue, but net revenue growth this fiscal year is about seven-tenths of a percentage point below expectations, said Jeff Robinson, a senior fiscal analyst for the Legislative Services Agency, in his monthly video memo.

  • Friday, June 10, 2016 10:43 AM
    Polk County will be selling the delinquent property tax bills on 2,832 properties on June 27 at the Airport Holiday Inn's Iowa Room.

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:20 PM
    The Waukee City Council has decided to forgo a special election and turn instead to an application and appointment process to fill a seat recently vacated by Shane Blanchard, who resigned after serving more than six years. 

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2016 11:02 AM
    Two Iowa leaders -- both eyeing 2018 campaigns for governor -- took different stances at a Cedar Rapids forum on how to solve the state's water quality problems, Cedar Rapids Gazette columnist Todd Dorman reported.

  • Monday, June 06, 2016 2:43 PM
    Gov. Terry Branstad today announced that Keith Luchtel will serve as a special adviser for government transparency in the Branstad-Reynolds administration.

  • Friday, June 03, 2016 11:21 AM
    The city of Johnston will receive $50,000 from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino for an open-air amphitheater at the city's $4.4 million Terra Park project.

  • BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY
    Friday, June 03, 2016 6:00 AM

    Joshua Barr is talking about a time the strategy of touting Des Moines’ many accolades backfired.


  • Wednesday, June 01, 2016 2:43 PM
    The state of Iowa ranks 25th among the U.S states and Puerto Rico for its fiscal health, according to a new study from George Mason University's Mercatus Center. 

  • Wednesday, June 01, 2016 11:17 AM
    Johnston's population increased 18.4 percent to 20,460 between 2010 and a special census that was conducted this year, according to a release.

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:26 PM
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to return to Des Moines when President Barack Obama leaves office, The Des Moines Register reported.

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