GovBeat: Iowa

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Terry Branstad’s war for women

Iowa has never elected a woman to Congress, or to the governorship. Branstad wants to change that.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Iowa, newsletter, States

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Iowa’s Republican governor opens assault on his state party

Gov. Terry Branstad is feuding with activists loyal to ex-Rep. Ron Paul.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:12 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iowa, newsletter, States

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Iowa Session Preview: Looking to November

A raft of top-tier races this November has legislators wary of taking up an ambitious agenda.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, campaigns, elections, Iowa, session preview, taxes

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Utah legislation would require classes before filing for divorce

The proposal exempts victims of domestic violence, but privacy advocates are nervous.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  divorce, Iowa, Nevada, Utah

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013

What housing recovery? Home values and ownership are down post-recession

The state of housing in the United States is worse over the past three years than it was during the previous three.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, housing, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 10/15/2013

The next, next Citizens United

A conservative attorney wants the Supreme Court to review a ban on corporate contributions.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:58 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, Iowa, States, supreme court

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/03/2013

State watchdogs band together to take on ‘dark money’

Watchdog groups are banding together to fight the growing influence of so-called ‘dark money.’

By Reid Wilson  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, washington

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Many states with few insured citizens aren’t expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, coverage, Delaware, District of Columbia, expansion, Florida, georgia, Hawaii, health, Healthcare, insurance, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, medicaid, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, texas, VERMONT, wisconsin

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Don’t expect Iowa to revoke gun permits for the blind. It’s not even the only state that offers them

It’s doubtful the state legislature will revisit the issue next year, and Iowa isn’t the only state that grants such permits to the blind.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blind, gun permits, iowa, Michigan, new jersey, texas, visually impaired, wisconsin

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Iowa sees rapidly aging population

In Iowa, the amber waves of grain are starting to look a little grayer.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aging, demographics, iowa, population, States

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Per-student spending dropped by a fifth in Oklahoma and Alabama in just six years

At least 34 states spend less per student now than before the recession, according to a new report.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alabama, alaska, Arizona, budget, census, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Connecticut, education, florida, iowa, kansas, national association of state budget officers, North Dakota, Oklahoma, oregon, per-student, spending, student, West Virginia

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Ranking the states: Credit card debt

Alaska residents hold more credit card debt per capita than any other state, while the Midwest is more frugal.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alaska, credit cards, debt, iowa, Rankings, spending, States