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Members of the House congregate in the House Chamber after the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Both the House and Senate Republican leaders said the priority of this session is to return tax funds and address workforce conditions. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

How bulletproof the Republican legislative agenda is in Iowa

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor May 10, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. The Iowa Legislature’s 2022 session dragged into...

A John Raley sign is seen outside of an Iowa City home on Monday, April 25, 2022.

John Raley apologizes for campaign signs on Prestige Properties rentals

Lauren White, Politics Reporter May 4, 2022

Some Iowa City residents who rent from Prestige Properties, LLC have noticed campaign signs from John Raley, a Democratic candidate running for Iowa Senate District 45, mysteriously appear in their...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks in a Daily Iowan interview at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Grassley wants Twitter to be a ‘free speech haven’

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter April 27, 2022

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, applauded billionaire CEO Elon Musk’s efforts to loosen content moderation policies and allow more speech on Twitter. On Tuesday, Musk, whose net worth is estimated...

Iowa Senate candidate Janice Weiner speaks with granddaughter Alaska Latham during the 2022 First District Democratic Convention at Liberty High School in North Liberty, Iowa, on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Regarding her goals, Weiner said, I am really focused now on coming up with ideas of what we can meet, what we need to do, whats possible, she said, and for the bigger picture what we must do for this state going forward.”

Democrats strategize for midterms at convention in 1st District

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor April 23, 2022

If organizers have conversations with those close to them every week about upcoming elections, Democrats could flip seats and gain more power in the state than they would by knocking on the doors of...

Iowa Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls, D-Coralville, responds to a question asked by a reporter at a press conference at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. In contrast to Republicans wanting to see the court cases regarding vaccine mandates play out, Democrats would rather use the legislature’s time to encourage vaccinations.

Iowa Democrats frustrated with ongoing legislative session

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter April 21, 2022

Democrats in the Iowa House and Senate are upset the 2022 legislative session is not yet adjourned.  The set end date for the session was April 19, and on Thursday Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls,...

Andrew Dunn, Democratic candidate running for Iowa House District 90, holds the microphone while passionately speaking about bipartisanship during the University of Iowa Faculty Staff Legislative Forum at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Iowa Democratic House and Senate candidates talk policy at University of Iowa forum

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter April 18, 2022

  Candidates in the upcoming legislative races, majority Democrats, worked to differentiate themselves in a crowded field. The University of Iowa’s Faculty Senate and Staff Council hosted...

Fact check | Iowas Student First voucher bill would benefit 2 percent of Iowa school children

Fact check | Iowa’s Student First voucher bill would benefit 2 percent of Iowa school children

Lauren White, Politics Reporter April 7, 2022

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 Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposed...

Left; Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, announces she is seeking reelection in Iowa’s 1st congressional district during a press conference at Dahl Old Car Home in Davenport on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Right; Rep. Christina Bohannan poses for a portrait outside the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Miller-Meeks and Bohannan both feel confident about race in 1st Congressional District seat

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter April 3, 2022

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, and state Rep. Christina Bohannan, D-Iowa City, both say that they have reason to be confident they can win the 2022 election in Southeast Iowa this fall. In...

Members of the House congregate in the House Chamber after the opening of the 2022 Legislative Session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Both the House and Senate Republican leaders said the priority of this session is to return tax funds and address workforce conditions.

Iowa House Republicans propose $12 million in scholarships for students in high demand fields, no direct regents funding increase

Kate Perez, News Reporter March 24, 2022

A proposed bill from the Iowa House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education would give the state Board of Regents institutions less money than the requested for the year, and instead create a new...

Iowa Senate Candidate John Raley speakers with students on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Iowa Senate candidate John Raley highlights need for bipartisanship

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 23, 2022

Candidate for Iowa Senate District 45, John Raley, visited the University of Iowa on Wednesday night to meet with the University Democrats, where he and the students agreed that education, LGBTQ+ rights,...

Attendees listen to a speaker during a transgender rights protest at the Pentacrest on Friday, March 11, 2022. The protest started at South East Junior High School, went to Iowa City High School, and ended on the Pentacrest.

Iowa City students hold demonstration for trans rights

Lauren White, Politics Reporter March 11, 2022

Iowa City junior and high school students took to the streets Friday afternoon in a demonstration protesting a new Iowa law that bans transgender girls and women from playing on the sports teams that...

Eighth-grader Zee Lauer speaks during a transgender rights protest at Iowa City High School on Friday, March 11, 2022. The protest started at South East Junior High School, went to Iowa City High School, and ended on the Pentacrest. Lauer, one of the planners, thanked all attendees for demonstrating.

Photos: Demonstration in support of LGBTQ+ rights

Grace Smith, Photo Editor March 11, 2022

Iowa City middle school students, high school students, and other attendees participated in a walkout and demonstration on the Pentacrest in support of transgender rights on Friday. On March 3, Iowa...

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