Latest Iowa state government News

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady dies unexpectedly

Nov. 16, 2019 12:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mark Cady, the soft-spoken chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court who wrote key decisions on gay marriage and abortion access that rankled social conservatives, has died at the age of 66. Cady died unexpectedly Friday night from a heart attack, his family said in a statement posted...

Harris’ Iowa pivot struggles to turn interest into momentum

Nov. 16, 2019 1:09 AM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — As he watched Kamala Harris speak recently at a historic hotel in northern Iowa, Jim Davis told the California senator she reminded him of Jimmy Carter, the little-known Georgia governor whose success in the 1976 caucuses helped vault him to the White House. “You’re...

The Latest: Bloomberg would focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 9, 2019 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michael Bloomberg opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Michael Bloomberg plans to focus his likely presidential campaign on Super Tuesday states, skipping early voting states where other candidates have spent months meeting...

Top Iowa aide to Steyer's campaign resigns after AP report

Nov. 8, 2019 8:56 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa aide to businessman Tom Steyer resigned Friday, a day after The Associated Press revealed he had privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing Steyer's White House bid. Steyer's Democratic presidential campaign announced the...

Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 8, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It's a strategy that acknowledges the limitations of entering the race at this late...

Court: Iowa college can't count value of Grant Wood panels

Nov. 8, 2019 2:56 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A small Eastern Iowa liberal arts college must continue to carry seven donated paintings by artist Grant Wood on its books as restricted assets unavailable for sale, the Iowa Supreme Court said Friday, dealing a financial blow to the college's endowment fund which can't count the...

Warren, Buttigieg circle each other in Iowa as caucuses near

Nov. 4, 2019 12:26 AM EST

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Gaining momentum in the final three months before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg offered sharply different messages this weekend as they inched closer to a confrontation over the direction of the Democratic Party. Warren, a Massachusetts senator, positioned...

Top Democrats clash over health care at marquee Iowa event

Nov. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the...

The Latest: Biden campaign faults Warren's health care math

Nov. 1, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democrat Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for All" plan (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Joe Biden's campaign is dismissing as "mathematical gymnastics" Elizabeth Warren's promise of financing a single-payer government insurance system without a middle-class tax hike. A top Biden...

Fired exec: Trump-like criticism of Iowa governor satirical

Oct. 24, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa hospital association spokesman said at a state unemployment hearing that he was fired after using satirical, "Donald Trump language" in criticizing Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds' handling of Medicaid privatization. Thomas "Scott" McIntyre was dismissed from his post as vice...