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As a lifelong Democrat working in the private sector, I’m disappointed by AFSCME’s (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employ…

  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

DES MOINES — If and when he leaves office to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will see an increase to his …

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Tuesday that he will ask the Iowa Executive Council to seek outside legal counsel to d…

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

WEST DES MOINES — Negotiators for the state and a union representing public safety employees hit the restart button Monday in talks aimed at r…

  • James Q. Lynch Times Bureau

 DES MOINES — A major rewrite of Iowa’s public-sector collective bargaining rules has become law, but the head of the state’s largest state wo…

If Wisconsin is any guide, Iowa's public-sector unions are facing a precipitous decline in membership, even as their leaders vow to survive th…

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On the day that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed major changes in collective bargaining into law in Iowa, the Pleasant Valley Community School …

Not that there needed to be much more evidence, but state Rep. Gary Mohr’s email inbox was a good example of how much interest there is in the…

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Labor issues continued to churn at the Statehouse Monday with Senate Republicans close to offering a revamp of Iowa’s collective …

A roundup of state government and Capitol news items for Thursday: