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Iowa Legislature ends session known for big tax cuts

May. 25, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers ended their legislative session early Wednesday, about five weeks behind schedule because of a dispute over education spending. The Senate and House adjourned just after midnight without reaching agreement on Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposal to...

Courts stymie abortion bans in Iowa, other GOP-led states

May. 24, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With a staunch anti-abortion Republican governor and large GOP legislative majorities, Iowa would seem poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. There's just one catch: a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court ruling that established the right...

House kills Reynolds' plan to send $55M to private schools

May. 23, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposal to divert about $55 million from public schools to private school scholarships will not pass in the Iowa House because of a lack of Republican support, House Speaker Pat Grassley said Monday. Reynolds' plan to provide...

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...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 18, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. April 15, 2022. Editorial: Sex trafficking sentencing indicative of larger problem Two months ago, when law enforcement executed a two-day sting operation in Dubuque netting 11 arrests for prostitution, there were those who questioned the...

States scale back food stamp benefits even as prices soar

Apr. 15, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Month by month, more of the roughly 40 million Americans who get help buying groceries through the federal food stamp program are seeing their benefits plunge even as the nation struggles with the biggest increase in food costs in decades. The payments to...