DES MOINES — Governor Terry Branstad isn’t happy that Democrats in the Iowa Senate are pushing a bill that would stop the Republican Branstad’s plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans. Former Governor Chet Culver, a Democrat, is holding two town meetings in the state Tuesday in eastern
DES MOINES — Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver is responding to criticism of current Governor Terry Branstad on Culver’s meetings scheduled in eastern Iowa to discuss the privatization of the Medicaid program. Branstad accused Culver and Senate Democrats Monday of politicizing the issue. Culver says he wants to help people who have questions about the
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – More than 80 Iowans have been convicted of violating a state law that bans domestic abusers from owning guns in the five years since it went into effect. A review by The Associated Press shows those convicted include people who used weapons to kill others, to threaten their spouses and
DES MOINES — A Republican-dominated panel at the statehouse last week approved another gun rights bill, part of a package of legislation backed by the Iowa Firearms Coalition. A bill to make weapons permits confidential will now be considered by the full House Judiciary Committee. Missouri Valley Republican Matt Windschitl says it’s a matter of
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Utilities Board is meeting to consider whether to approve a hazardous liquid pipeline permit for an oil pipeline that will stretch 346 miles across the state diagonally from the northwest to the southeast. Texas-based Dakota Access is building the so-called Bakken pipeline to carry a half-million barrels of
Despite a three-year extension approved by Congress late last year, three of the nation's largest freight railroad companies said they will not meet the 2018 deadline to install new required safety systems.