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Gov. Reynolds says she will issue executive order restoring voting rights to people convicted of felonies

Gov. Kim Reynolds confirmed on Tuesday she has committed to signing an executive order restoring voting rights. Details about the order are not yet finalized, Reynolds said while visiting a Test Iowa site in Osage. “We’re working on that right now, sitting down with various groups, listening to what they think is important what is […]

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Four cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Iowa, including three in Johnson County (Updated)

Four Iowans, including three residents of Johnson County, have now tested positive for COVID-19.. The most recent case was reported by the Pottawattamie County Health Department late Monday afternoon, but details regarding that case have not yet been released. The three Johnson County cases, however, were the subject of a press conference by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Sunday evening. […]

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Caucus-pocalypse, day 3: An almost-finished count, phone trolls, a hackable app and a call to recanvass

On Thursday, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez used his Twitter account to publicly called for a recanvass of the Iowa Caucus results. A recanvass would involve auditing the reported results using the results reporting sheets filled out at each caucus precinct. Following Perez’s tweet, the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) sent out a written statement […]

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Gov. Kim Reynolds calls for an anti-abortion amendment to the Iowa Constitution

Gov. Kim Reynolds called for adding an anti-abortion amendment to the Iowa Constitution in her Condition of the State speech on Tuesday. “As we begin 2020, I’m focused on the overall wellness of all Iowans, in every part of the State, in all stages of life,” the governor said early in her speech. “And when I say all stages of life, I mean to include the unborn.
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State Auditor: ‘Bad data’ from Iowa DHS make it impossible to assess state’s Medicaid home health program

A new report from the Office of the State Auditor was supposed to summarize the results of an 18-month-long attempt to audit the Medicaid program administered by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides health services to patients in their homes. But that proved to be impossible, because repeated attempts to get accurate information […]

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Judge orders Iowa to pay an additional $3.1 million because Gov. Terry Branstad violated state’s LGBTQ discrimination law

The amount of money the state of Iowa will have to foot because Gov. Terry Branstad violated the state’s anti-LGBTQ discrimination law grew by more than $3 million on Friday. In July, a Polk County jury found that Gov. Terry Branstad broke the law in 2011, when he tried to force Iowa Worker’s Compensation Commissioner Christopher Godfrey, who is openly gay, to resign […]

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