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Reynolds’ state budget proposal underfunds public universities’ request

Members of the senate take part in a session within the senate chambers of the Iowa State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Tuesday marks the second day of the 2021 Iowa legislative session, including the annual State of the State address given by Gov. Kim Reynolds. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)
Sarah Watson, Executive Editor January 12, 2021

Iowa’s three regent-governed universities would see a budget boost of $15 million under Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposed state budget — underfunding university leaders’ requests after lawmakers...

The facts behind Gov. Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address

The facts behind Gov. Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address
Sarah Watson, Natalie Dunlap, Brian Grace, and Lyle Muller January 12, 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: Iowa entered 2021 amid...

UI Law Professor serves first term in Iowa House amid pandemic

Rep. Christina Bohannan poses for a portrait outside the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Bohannan represents the 85th district in Johnson county.
Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 12, 2021

DES MOINES — Newly elected state representative and University of Iowa Law Professor Christina Bohannan said her background in the judicial system will complement her work and legislative priorities...

Governor calls for in-person learning and tax cuts in Condition of the State address

Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers the condition of the state address to a joint session of the Iowa House and Senate.
Caleb McCullough and Julia Shanahan January 12, 2021

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds laid out her legislative priorities in her annual Condition of the State address on Tuesday, touting economic policy and in-person learning as a means to bounce...

Republican majority to push for fully in-person option at Iowa schools

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver stands 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.
Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor January 11, 2021

Republican lawmakers in Iowa will push to require that K-12 students have the option to take fully in-person classes, as high COVID-19 positivity rates throughout the fall pushed some schools to pivot...

Pre-pandemic Iowa had largest workforce in state history

Pre-pandemic Iowa had largest workforce in state history
Sarah Watson, Executive Editor January 11, 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 Rylee Wilson If your...

Iowa Republicans pledge to lower taxes ahead of legislative session

Speaker of the House Pat Grassley speaks during the opening legislative session at the Iowa State Capitol Building on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)
Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 11, 2021

DES MOINES — As the Iowa Legislature convened on Monday for the beginning of its 2021 session, Republican leadership committed to lowering state taxes and not being quick to spend the state budget surplus. House...

Iowa Legislature divided on mask wearing despite Gov. Kim Reynolds’ partial mask mandate

Anti-mask protestors stand in the rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol Building before the opening of the legislative session on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)
Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor January 11, 2021

DES MOINES — Masks continue to be a divisive issue as the state legislative session opened on Monday with little mitigation efforts and anti-mask protesters flooding the halls of the Iowa Capitol,...

Iowa legislative leaders to look at mental-health funding, won’t rule out election law changes in 2021 legislative session

The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.
Brian Grace, Politics Reporter January 7, 2021

Iowa Republican and Democratic legislative leaders discussed potential objectives for new legislation regarding election law and alternative avenues for funding state mental-health services during...

Republican legislative leaders won’t require masks for upcoming session

Newly elected Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, speaks to the media at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020. The House convened and leaders in the Iowa House of Representatives gave opening remarks to preview their priorities for the 2020 session. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)
Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 7, 2021

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa’s Republican legislative leaders defended their decision to not mandate masks or disclosure of a positive COVID-19 case at the statehouse during the...

Reynolds won’t reintroduce Invest in Iowa Act in upcoming legislative session

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks with reporters on a Zoom call Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. She outlined her priorities for the upcoming legislative session, including her intention to shelve the Invest in Iowa Act, her signature legislation proposed in 2020.
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Reporter January 7, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will not reintroduce the Invest in Iowa act this year, she told reporters on Thursday. Reynolds formally introduced the act in February 2020 as a means to reduce certain taxes...

Iowa receives Moderna vaccine, more than 8,000 already administered

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Jan. 14.
Brian Grace, News reporter December 22, 2020

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowa received its first shipments of the Moderna vaccine on Monday, which is currently being distributed to healthcare facilities statewide for priority vaccinations.  During...

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