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Gubernatorial candidate Ross Wilburn speaks during the Johnson County Democrats BBQ at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Multiple gubernatorial candidates spoke at the event as well as guest speaker Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa).

Iowa Democratic Party honors party leaders, encourages Iowans to look toward 2022 Election

Lauren White, Politics Reporter June 13, 2021

With over a year until the 2022 Midterm Election, the Iowa Democratic party spent Sunday night rallying members and honoring party leaders through their second annual Hall of Fame event.  The Iowa...

Sen. Chuck Grassley speaks with reporters outside of Iowa City High School after a Q&A session with students on June 2, 2021.

Senator Chuck Grassley speaks with Iowa City High students

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor June 2, 2021

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, held a Q&A with government students at Iowa City High School on Wednesday morning.  The stop in Johnson County is part of Grassley’s 99 county tour. Grassley...

Johnson County Supervisor candidate Jon Green (left) speaks with Senate candidate Dave Muhlbauer (right) on the patio behind George's Buffet in Iowa City. Photo courtesy of Adam Schantz, Muhlbauer's campaign manager.

Dave Muhlbauer stops in Iowa City on the Senate campaign trail

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor May 26, 2021

On the patio behind George's Buffet, a northside Iowa City business, Democratic senatorial candidate Dave Muhlbauer met with Johnson County Democrats, reporters, and Johnson County Supervisor candidate...

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann speaks during the opening of the 2021 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Legislative goals for the session include further tax cuts, expanding in-person learning, and moving towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

State-based bids to thwart presidential orders reach Iowa

Dylan Morgan and Lyle Muller May 7, 2021

If your time is short: HF 815, pending in the Iowa Legislature, says Iowa would not have to follow a presidential executive order if it were deemed unconstitutional by the attorney general.  ...

The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.

Education free speech bill passes Iowa Senate unanimously, heads to Gov. Kim Reynolds

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter May 5, 2021

The Iowa Senate passed an amended version of House File 744, known as the education free speech bill, in a unanimous vote on Wednesday. The bill says that the state Board of Regents and directors of...

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....

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...

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...

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....

Democratic candidate for Congress Rita Hart arriving at Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan’s house for her backyard campaign tour in Iowa City on September 26, 2020. (Daniel McGregor-Huyer/The Daily Iowan)

Democrat Rita Hart ends contest for IA-02 seat

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 31, 2021

After four months of legal challenges against the Iowa 2nd Congressional District election results, Democrat Rita Hart has brought her contest to an end.  Hart released a statement Wednesday afternoon...

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. Kim Reynolds addresses racial disparities in health care, announces targeted outreach group

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 24, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a collaboration between Iowa organizations to create a health care focused outreach group for minorities in the state. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Reynolds said, there...

Janelle Lutgen poses for a portrait at Jimi B’s Bar and Grill in Bernard on March 14, 2021. Lutgen’s son Jesse died after financial struggle forced him to ration insulin. Now Lutgen works to provide free insulin to all.

Insulin prices remain high through the pandemic, Iowa lawmakers push for reform

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor March 23, 2021

Janelle Lutgen placed a miniature glass vial on the counter at Jimi B’s Bar and Grill, which was filled with gold glitter and a slip of paper with the name “Jesse” written on it. Lutgen’s son...

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