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Terry Branstad

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  • Providers: Iowa's broadband expansion will take time, money

    Even as lawmakers work through Gov. Terry Branstad's latest proposal to expand broadband Internet in Iowa, officials and service providers said the effort will last for years and cost far more than the $5 million now under discussion. Supporters of...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio signs books in suburban Des Moines

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he's still mulling a presidential decision, but if he runs, he'll come to Iowa. Rubio signed copies of his latest book Friday at a Barnes and Noble in suburban Des Moines. After chatting with the more than 100 people who...
  • How Rand Paul is trying to win over Democrats

    DES MOINES, Iowa It is no easy thing for a Republican, a probable candidate for president, to praise Eric Holder. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul brought the audience along as gently as he could. He had just delivered eight minutes of remarks on the need to audit...
  • Biden in Iowa: 2016 candidate must run on Obama-Biden record

    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Democrats running for president in 2016 should embrace the record that he and President Barack Obama have built. "Run — yes, run — on what we have done," Biden told a crowd at Drake University in...
  • House panel OKs bill that would increase Iowa's fuel tax

    A House panel has approved a bill that would increase Iowa's fuel tax, a move that mirrors action in the Senate. Members of a transportation subcommittee approved the bill Thursday. It now moves to a full committee for consideration. The bill would...
  • Cost for empty Iowa prison now at $166M, agency confirms

    Iowa Department of Corrections officials say they weren't trying to mislead the public when they refused to acknowledge for months that the price tag for the state's faulty new prison had risen to $166 million. After deflecting questions since October,...
  • Iowa Senate panel gives preliminary OK to fuel tax increase to fund road improvements

    A bill to hike Iowa's fuel tax to pay for road improvements got preliminary approval Wednesday in the Iowa Senate. A Senate subcommittee signed off on the bill, which would raise the state fuel tax by 10 cents. That would provide about $215 million...
  • Iowa lawmakers differ on bills over when school districts can start fall classes

    Bills that differ on when Iowa school districts can start fall classes advanced Wednesday in the Legislature, a sign that lawmakers are far apart on who should have control in the issue. A Senate education committee approved a bill 12-3 that would...
  • New Iowa Workforce Development leader fires unemployment judge who testified about pressure

    The new Iowa Workforce Development director has fired an administrative law judge who alleged Gov. Terry Branstad's administration undermined judicial independence in the agency that decides whether unemployed workers get jobless benefits. Susan...
  • Rauner is already the best governor in the Midwest

    Rauner is already the best governor in the Midwest
    At this point, no evidence tilts the scale on Bruce Rauner in either direction. He's either a rich guy playing politics and will shortly get bored of the hot mess that is Illinois and then sell the entire state to the Koch Brothers for a few hundred...
  • Christie receives warm welcome in Iowa after trip to United Kingdom

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got a warm welcome from Iowa Republicans Monday in his first campaign appearance since returning from a rocky trade trip to the United Kingdom. Christie appeared at an event sponsored by a county GOP organization held in...