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Context needed when saying Grassley vote against funding extension was vote to slash Medicare
Context needed when saying Grassley vote against funding extension was vote to slash Medicare
Lyle Muller, Politifact Iowa Editor • December 16, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. If your time is short Congress approved raising the federal government’s debt ceiling in December while also extending...

WIN Technology in Eau Claire, owned by 31 mostly small telephone companies, has built a fiber network covering more than 9,200 miles in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa.
Internet providers await federal broadband dollars
Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor • December 5, 2021

With the passing of the federal infrastructure bill, Iowa internet providers are looking to cash in on the third large round of government funding for broadband in a year as the specifics of the process remain uncertain. At least $100 million of the $65 billion in broadband...

The U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.
Iowa politicians honor the life of Bob Dole
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • December 5, 2021

Iowa elected leaders sent out statements on Sunday in remembrance of Republican Senator and 1996 presidential candidate Robert Dole, honoring his time in Congress.  The Elizabeth Dole Foundation released a statement Sunday morning that Dole died peacefully in his sleep...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds waves to attendees and legislative members during the conclusion of the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. During the State address, Reynolds spoke about childcare, Iowa teachers, material taught in schools, unemployment, tax cuts, and more. Reynolds closed her speech with a quote from “Field of Dreams.” “James Earl Jones’ character tells Ray Kinsella, in a baritone voice I can’t imitate: ‘People will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom.’”
Photos: 2022 Condition of the State address
Grace Smith, Photo Editor • January 11, 2022

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivered the 2022 Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol Tuesday night. House members, Senate members, administration officials, members of the Iowa Supreme Court, and the public attended the address. During the address, Governor Reynolds...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivers the Condition of the State Address at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. During the State Address, Reynolds spoke about childcare, Iowa teachers, material taught in schools, unemployment, tax cuts, and more.
Reynolds proposes 4 percent flat tax, workforce package in Condition of the State
Natalie Dunlap, Lauren White, and Rylee Wilson January 11, 2022

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed a flat income tax rate of 4 percent along with other tax reforms and workforce-based policies during her Condition of the State address on Tuesday. “My focus tonight is about work and workers,” Reynolds said. “About what...

Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley and Senate President Jake Chapman applaud Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds during the Condition of the State Address at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. During the State Address, Reynolds spoke about childcare, Iowa teachers, material taught in schools, unemployment, tax cuts, and more.
Reynolds' new school rules
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • January 11, 2022

Parents can expect to know more details about classroom material and library books if legislation proposed by Gov. Kim Reynolds becomes law.  In her Condition of the State address on Tuesday night, Reynolds said parents need more control over  what their children learn...

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.
Attendee Jennifer Leonhard holds up a sign during a rally before the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Leonhard attended the rally to support the medical freedom and privacy bill.
Iowa House introduces bill to further evaluate presidential executive orders
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • January 11, 2022

On the second day of the 2022 Iowa legislative session, a lawmaker introduced a bill that would put presidential executive orders under review in Iowa if those orders are suspected of restricting a person’s rights.  The bill, introduced by Rep. John Wills, R-Spirit Late,...

Adam Zabner is seen with Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga. (Courtesy of Adam Zabner)
Adam Zabner announces campaign for Iowa House seat
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • January 5, 2022

Another young candidate has entered the race in Iowa House District 90.  Adam Zabner, a 22-year-old Democratic activist from Iowa City, announced his legislative campaign on Wednesday.  Andrew Dunn, fourth year political science student at the University of Iowa, launched...

Elinor Levin, Iowa House of Representative candidate for District 89, poses for a portrait at Encounter Cafe in Iowa City on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.
Democrat Elinor Levin looking to bring new ideas to Iowa Statehouse
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • December 13, 2021

Elinor Levin had wanted to run for office for several years, and with the retirement of Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, who has been in her seat since 1995, Levin says she has found the right opportunity. She is seeking election to Iowa House District 89 as a Democrat in 2022. “I...