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Regents reveal secret meetings behind Bruce Harreld hire

According to the report by Ryan J. Foley, the business man was recruited in secret — with Regents flouting Iowa’s open meetings and records laws by using private email accounts and holding a series of meetings on July 30, 2015 without a board majority at the business of former Board President Bruce Rastetter — all in an attempt to get Harreld to apply for the job. Harreld applied a day after these meetings. […]

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Grassley speaks: The senator talks to reporters about the health care bill, but stresses politics over substance

Chuck Grassley

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office didn’t respond to questions from Little Village about the senator’s position on Cassidy-Graham, the Affordable Care Act repeal bill Republicans are rushing through the U.S. Senate, hut Grassley has finally spoken publicly about the bill. He did not, however, directly address how he intends to votes, and from his comments, it’s not clear if Grassley understands what is in the bill. […]

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Cathy Glasson formally kicks off gubernatorial campaign, vowing to fight for everyday Iowans

Cathy Glasson, who up until now had been running an exploratory campaign, formally announced her official candidacy Tuesday evening in Cedar Rapids, with simultaneous events in seven additional Iowa towns. The announcement kicked off a Day of Action, with volunteers striking out in those towns to knock on doors on behalf of her campaign. […]

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Sens. Grassley and Ernst won’t say where they stand on a health care bill that would have a massive impact on Iowans

The latest Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — the Graham-Cassidy bill — would remove protections for people with preexisting conditions, create new restrictions on women’s health care and reduce subsidies for individuals buying their own insurance. […]

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Climate change doubter appointed to head EPA district that includes Iowa

A Wisconsin state official who doubts the existence of climate change and oversaw the elimination of the science bureau of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is the Trump administration’s choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office that covers Iowa. […]

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