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  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Candidates for the Iowa Legislature made many pledges during the 2016 campaign.

  • Erin Murphy Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Many times, state lawmakers are in complete agreement on legislation, and a bill passes unanimously. Many times, a bill divides l…

  • Quad-City Times editorial board

Like a good Illinois Democrat, state Comptroller Susana Mendoza rolled over.

An Iowa state legislator does not expect a historic education spending bill to pass this year, but Davenport school officials expressed contin…

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad warned Monday that Democratic probing of state child welfare services could negatively affect a criminal pros…

DES MOINES — The Iowa House tackled constitutional issues Wednesday with measures to amend the Iowa Constitution to protect Iowans’ data on el…

  • By Erin Murphy Times Des Moines Bureau

It has been simultaneously the most revered and least regarded poll among Iowa state legislators over the past month.

  • Erin Murphy Times Des Moines Bureau

The birth of Iowa’s medical marijuana program in the Iowa Legislature was remarkable and dramatic, and the issue has ever since remained one o…

  • Rod Boshart and James Q. Lynch Times Bureau

Here is a look at some of the topics getting attention from lawmakers at the Iowa Statehouse this year and how they have fared:

DES MOINES — Emotions ran high and in some cases raw Thursday as legislators frantically worked to save issues dear to them from falling victi…