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  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Two of Gov. Terry Branstad’s reappointments to the Iowa Board of Medicine were denied new terms this week by 18 Democrats who wit…

It is sure a shame we people can’t act like adults when it comes to talking to our elected officials. Sure, your First Amendment right guarant…

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Bills designed to target drunk, drugged and distracted drivers picked up traction Tuesday in the Iowa Senate.

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — A bipartisan group of senators Wednesday supported legislation to regulate rather than eliminate traffic enforcement cameras but …

DES MOINES — Law enforcement and safety advocates — with Gov. Terry Branstad’s backing — are pushing for a tougher anti-texting while driving …

  • Erin Murphy and Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — A batch of statewide regulations for ride-hailing businesses such as Uber and Lyft gained unanimous approval Wednesday in the Iow…

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said he expects to sign two bills passed by lawmakers Wednesday to increase state aid for K-12 schools by 2.2…

  • Rod Boshart Times Bureau

 DES MOINES — Representatives of Iowa school districts, teachers and administrators Tuesday welcomed a long-awaited legislative decision to gi…

  • James Q. Lynch Times Bureau

DES MOINES — A bill to require Iowa high schools to have a health-care professional present at “collision” sporting events to identify concuss…

A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items for Tuesday: