Latest Kim Reynolds News

Paul Trombino tapped as interim director of Iowa's HR agency

May. 21, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Paul Trombino to temporarily lead Iowa's human resources agency after its previous director failed to win Senate confirmation. Reynolds spokesman Pat Garrett said Tuesday that the governor has installed Trombino as interim director of the Department...

Arkansas to host national summit on computer science

May. 21, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor says more than two dozen states are participating in an inaugural summit next month on computer science. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced his office is hosting the first-ever National Computer Science Summit for State Leaders on June 10. The...

Iowa Supreme Court upholds law ending rights for some unions

May. 17, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Supreme Court on Friday narrowly upheld a 2017 law that took away bargaining rights for many state employees, an early signal of the court's new conservative majority solidified by two recent appointments by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. In cases filed by the Iowa State...

Alabama law moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

May. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama's new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarizing issues in American politics to the center of the 2020 presidential campaign. The state's legislation — the toughest of several anti-abortion measures that have passed recently,...

Reynolds dropped from suit filed over alleged discrimination

May. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been dropped from a lawsuit alleging that her predecessor and others in his administration singled out a former state official for a pay cut because of his political party or sexual orientation. The long-running lawsuit filed by former Workers'...

Planned Parenthood sues state over sex education fund denial

May. 15, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a new Iowa law that prohibits federal funding to be used by Planned Parenthood to teach sex education has been filed against Gov. Kim Reynolds and the state. On the last day of the legislative session, Republican legislators pushed through language in a budget...

Attorneys general ask for veto of Iowa AG power-limits bill

May. 15, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Current and former attorneys general from both major parties and several states are imploring Iowa's Republican governor to veto a measure meant to prevent the state's attorney general, currently a Democrat, from being able to file or join lawsuits challenging Trump administration...

Suit filed over law enhancing governor's role in judge picks

May. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Eight legislators and a lawyer have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a law giving the governor more control over the commission that nominates candidates for positions on the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals. KCCI-TV reports the Democratic lawmakers and Cedar Rapids...

Governor signs law legalizing sports betting in Iowa

May. 13, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that establishes a legal way to bet on professional, collegiate and international sporting events. It also legalizes fantasy sports contests and internet fantasy sports betting but delays betting based on college sporting event statistics...

Iowa governor signs law enabling industrial hemp production

May. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers will have the option of growing industrial hemp next year under a law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature with overwhelming support last month with just one no vote in the Senate and three in the House. The bill allows...