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    Friday, February 16, 2018 3:19 PM
    Today is a funnel day at the Iowa Legislature, which means a bill has to pass a committee by the end of the day or it’s dead unless the leadership brings it back. 

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:46 AM
    A House committee approved legislation aimed at expanding the Future Ready Iowa program, one of Gov. Kim Reynold’s top workforce development initiatives, the Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:25 AM
    President Donald Trump in his new budget documents once again mentioned the need to rebuild the nation’s runways — but there was no evidence of help from the two most likely sources, said Kevin Foley, executive director and general manager of Des Moines International Airport. 

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 3:52 PM
    Gov. Kim Reynolds today unveiled a tax reform package she claimed will be a boon to owners of small businesses and to middle-class workers, farmers, families and teachers.

  • Monday, February 12, 2018 11:47 AM
    State revenue experts now project Iowans will see their individual federal income taxes decrease by nearly $1.8 billion in the 2018 tax year.

  • Friday, February 9, 2018 3:03 PM
    Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart will meet next week with President Donald Trump to discuss infrastructure needs during a trip to Washington, D.C., the Corridor Business Journal reported.

  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 3:34 PM
    At least half of every demographic group surveyed in a recent Iowa Poll supported the bottle bill that applies a nickel deposit to soda and alcohol containers in an attempt to keep them out of ditches, the Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 3:57 PM
    Senate leaders unveiled a massive two-year budget deal today, a major victory for both parties that could prevent a government shutdown at the end of this week and increase the federal government's spending. But the plan still needs to pass the House, where it's already facing strong headwinds.

  • A Closer Look: Jeff Wiggins
    Friday, February 2, 2018 6:00 AM

    Perhaps Jeff Wiggins didn’t take the most direct route to his newly created job as transportation planner in the Des Moines city manager’s office. 

    After growing up in the Chicago area, he scored a bachelor’s degree in French and linguistics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Then he got a master’s in French literature from the University of Iowa. Then he added a master’s in urban and regional planning from UI.


    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:11 PM
    Longtime legislator Matt McCoy will forgo seeking re-election to the Iowa Statehouse and instead run for a seat on the Polk County Board of Supervisors.

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:50 PM
    An Iowa Senate bill scheduled for discussion this afternoon would nearly quadruple the cuts that Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed earlier this month for the Board of Regents in the current budget year. 

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:59 PM
    Today’s vote in the Iowa House of Representatives sent Senate File 512 to Gov. Kim Reynolds, who is expected to realize her wish to make the water legislation the first bill she signs. 

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:55 PM
    Today’s vote in the Iowa House of Representatives sent Senate File 512 to Gov. Kim Reynolds, who is expected to realize her wish to make the water legislation the first bill she signs. 

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 4:29 PM
    Drake University Law School’s team was crowned national champion at the American Bar Association Law School Division Arbitration Competition held Jan. 20 in Chicago. 

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 4:28 PM
    The Senate voted 81-18 today to end the three-day-old government shutdown, The New York Times reported, with Democrats joining Republicans to clear the way for the passage of a short-term spending package that would fund the government through Feb. 8 in exchange for a promise from Republican leaders to address the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.

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