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Congressman, carrying GOP complaint, leaves a lot out of infrastructure definition
Congressman, carrying GOP complaint, leaves a lot out of infrastructure definition
Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor • April 30, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Sarah Watson and Julia Shanahan Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, was among several members of Congress to respond to...

Apr 28, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC
Iowa Republicans deride Biden’s pitches for broad social spending
Sarah Watson and Caleb McCullough April 28, 2021

President Joe Biden pitched a potential $4 trillion in social programs and infrastructure to Congress on Wednesday, arguing for ambitious spending to kick-start the U.S. economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The speech followed the unveiling of the “American...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, stands on stage at the Second Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. He serves as the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Chuck Grassley reacts to Chauvin verdict, speaks on Congress’s role in police reform
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • April 21, 2021

In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he expects the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin to be a catalyst for lawmakers to make police reform a priority in Congress.  “I think there's clearly an appetite on both sides to address...

American Rescue Plan has $4 billion for food distribution, relief for producers
American Rescue Plan has $4 billion for food distribution, relief for producers
Brian Grace, Politics Reporter • April 21, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Sarah Watson If your time is short Iowa Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, wrote in...

The Capitol building in Des Moines is pictured on April 29, 2018.
Bill to freeze funding for regents universities passed through state House Appropriations Committee
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • April 12, 2021

A bill that proposes zero increased funding and a tuition freeze for Iowa’s three regents universities was approved by the state House Appropriations Committee on a party-line vote on Monday.  House File 868 includes increased funding compared to fiscal 2021 for programs...

President Donald Trump dances during a “Make America Great Again” rally held at the Dubuque Regional Airport on Sunday, November 1, 2020. With two days before Election Day, this is President Trump’s second stop to Iowa in the past few weeks.
Too soon to tell if Iowa will remain a purple state, politicos say, despite ruby red 2020 election results
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • April 6, 2021

In the 2020 election, amid a global pandemic, former President Donald Trump won Iowa, Sen. Joni Ernst won reelection, two districts flipped from blue to red, and Republicans gained seats in the Legislature. Iowa, a historically purple state, may look like it will no longer swing,...

PolitiFact Iowa is a partnership of The Daily Iowan and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in Iowa politics. Reporters and researchers from PolitiFact Iowa examine statements by Iowa elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance.
Gov. Kim Reynolds listens during a conference at the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The new crisis center is a collaborative project between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and community partners, and focuses on providing mental health and substance use care. It will have a soft opening on Monday.
Gov. Reynolds tours new mental health and crisis center in Iowa City
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter • February 11, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Department of Human Services Director Kelly Garcia toured the GuideLink Center in Iowa City on Thursday afternoon, a new mental health and crisis facility that will begin providing services to a small group of people on Monday Feb. 15, when the center...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.
Three incumbent Democrats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors win reelection
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter • November 3, 2020

All three incumbent Johnson County Supervisors won reelection on Tuesday with at least 55 percent of the vote, defeating Republican challenger Phil Hemmingway. Rod Sullivan has been on the board since 2004. He has passed several human-rights ordinances and a graduated minimum...

Jakeline Morello (furthest left), Sara Cello (furthest right), and their friends pose for a portrait in front of the Iowa City Public Library polling location on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. They had all recently just voted, with Morello and Cello voting all Democrat.
What you need to know ahead of Election Day
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • November 1, 2020

Tuesday is Election Day, and nearly a million people across the state have already cast their ballots. There’s still time to vote in person on Nov. 3 — here’s what you need to know about voting in-person the day of. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. in every...