Latest Iowa state government News

New Iowa law requires more ethanol in state's gasoline

May. 17, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

PRAIRIE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is the first state in the nation to require most gas stations to sell fuel with at least 15% ethanol under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Reynolds signed the bill on a farm near Prairie City, about 20 miles east of Des Moines. The...

Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate ballot woes

May. 14, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Abby Finkenauer 's bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was not supposed to be so fraught. Finkenauer, 33, is one of the more prominent Democrats in the state, earning a wunderkind reputation in the Legislature before...

Prosecutor: Man had chance to surrender before killing cop

May. 10, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing an Iowa state patrol trooper last year had plenty of opportunity to surrender before the fatal shooting, prosecutors said Tuesday. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Douglas Hammerand made the remarks during opening statements in the...

Iowa to pay $8M settlement to Illinois man hit by snow plow

May. 03, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa state board has approved an $8 million payment to an Illinois man who was left permanently disabled when he was hit in 2019 by an Iowa Transportation Department snow plow. On Monday, the three-member Iowa State Appeal Board approved the settlement...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 02, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Southwestern teacher sets example even amid terminal cancer Saturday’s story about a Southwestern Middle School teacher battling cancer was a tearjerker, to be sure. Tina Wright, a fixture at the...

8 Midwest states seek permanent waiver to sell E15 gas

Apr. 28, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governors from eight Midwest states asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a permanent waiver that will allow each state to continue selling ethanol-blended gas year-round without restriction. The EPA’s decision last week to suspend...

Iowa lawmakers OK bill mandating sale of E15 at gas stations

Apr. 26, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa would become the first state in the nation to require that gas stations have pumps selling fuel with at least 15% ethanol under a bill that received final legislative approval Tuesday. When signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds, who initially proposed...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 25, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. April 24, 2022. Editorial: Editorial: Bring every resource to bear to make housing more affordable No single entity can make more than a dent in realizing a vision for adequately housing every Iowan. Collective action is needed, and Iowans should...

Court: Iowa restaurants can't collect COVID loss insurance

Apr. 22, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court said Friday that two restaurants cannot collect damages from insurance policies for losing business following the governor’s March 2020 order requiring restaurants to temporarily stop in-person dining amid rising COVID-19 cases. The...

Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway

Apr. 22, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the 2024 nomination process. ...