Latest Kim Reynolds 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...

Judge rejects former Iowa governor move to toss jury verdict

Nov. 13, 2019 6:06 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge rejected a request by former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s lawyers to set aside a jury verdict that concluded Branstad had discriminated against a former state official because the official is gay. In a ruling filed Tuesday, district court Judge Brad McCall summarily...

Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital

Nov. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at the Independence Mental...

Iowa Supreme Court takes appeal of governor jet ride case

Nov. 7, 2019 2:00 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court will take an appeal of an Iowa attorney who challenged a 2017 flight Gov. Kim Reynolds and her family took on a private jet to a football game in Memphis, Tennessee. Gary Dickey filed a complaint with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board in September...

Propane suppliers struggle to meet rural demands amid chill

Nov. 6, 2019 11:58 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A late harvest, wet grain and the fall chill have combined to multiply demand for propane in Iowa and other states, according to agriculture and propane industry officials. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig told The Des Moines Register that the demand on the supply system during...

Iowa governor appoints criminal justice reform committee

Nov. 4, 2019 11:58 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has named 14 officials to a committee she's created that will make recommendations for removing racial bias from the Iowa criminal justice system and help reduce recidivism among former offenders. Reynolds says the group's recommendations will form the...

Iowa governor creates panel to boost 2020 Census response

Oct. 31, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she is appointing a committee to focus on getting as many Iowans as possible to participate in the 2020 Census. She says the goal of the Iowa Census Complete Count Committee is to increase awareness among Iowans about the importance of responding. Next...

Iowa public health officials tackle vaping health concerns

Oct. 28, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will not sign an executive order that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products but that several state agencies are developing plans to deal with the health risks tied to using electronic cigarettes. Reynolds says she met Friday with state public...

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...

Judge: Iowa lawyer may sue over new judicial nominating law

Oct. 23, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says a Des Moines lawyer who interviewed for a position on the Iowa Court of Appeals but wasn't a finalist may sue Gov. Kim Reynolds and other state officials, challenging a new law that gives the governor more power over the commission that selects supreme court and appeals...