The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


Iowa Guv News


Iowa Gubernatorial Headlines:


Iowa keeping partisanship off the map (Boston Globe, 12/8/13)
Iowa lawmakers:  No bipartisan consensus on gas tax increase (Sioux City Journal, 12/6/13)
Branstad spokesman quits for job heading new firm (Sioux City Journal, 12/6/13)
Rick Perry helps Iowa governor raise money in Houston (Trail Blazers Blog, 12/3/13)
Republicans, Democrats, almost dead even in Iowa voter registrations (Des Moines Register, 12/2/13)
Candidate for governor Tyler Olson is getting a divorce (Des Moines Register, 12/2/13)
Tyler Olson separating from wife, remains 2014 Iowa governor candidate (Sioux City Journal, 12/2/13)
Iowa Gov. Branstad raising campaign cash in Texas; Reynolds heads to Cabo San Lucas (Des Moines Register, 12/2/13)
Tax break, energy jobs twist in wind (WCF Courier, 12/1/13)


Gubernatorial candidate Tyler Olson names 55 to ‘Women for Olson’ steering committee (Des Moines Register, 11/21/13)
Tyler Olson wants minimum wag e increase in Iowa (Sioux City Journal, 11/21/13)
At 67, does Terry Branstad have the energy for a sixth term? ‘You bet!’ (Des Moines Register, 11/16/13)
Iowa Senate leader calls for further investigation into campaign donations from trusts (Des Moines Register, 11/15/13)
Iowa has hefty budget surplus, but Branstad vows lawmakers won’t go on spending spree (Des Moines Register, 11/15/13)
In Iowa, divided government means compromise (KELOLand, 11/10/13)
Advocacy group: Hatch tax plan is a good start, but cuts too much state revenue (Des Moines Register, 11/6/13)
VIDEO: Hatch makes noisy entrance with Isiserettes (Des Moines Register, 11/2/13)


AFSCME endorses Olson (Des Moines Register, 10/30/13)
Jack Hatch’s income tax plan would give break to all but most wealthy Iowans (Des Moines Register, 10/30/13)
Central Iowa construction trades union group backs Hatch for governor (Des Moines Register, 10/29/13)
Branstad, Reynolds urge bipartisan compromise on US farm bill (Des Moines Register,10/29/13)
Tyler Olson wins gubernatorial endorsement from three Iowa College Democrat chapters(Des Moines Register, 10/29/13)
Democratic donor Bill Knapp sends donation to Branstad (Des Moines Register, 10/27/13)
Exclusive: Longtime Democratic mega-donor Knapp backs Branstad (WHO-TV, 10/26/13)
Branstad hits 99th Iowa county in 2013; completes a ‘full Grassley’ (Des Moines Register,10/25/13)
Marriage activists spent $833,000 in Iowa for judge fight (Des Moines Register, 10/24/13)
Iowa conservative political group faces $4 million campaign-reporting fine (Des Moines Register, 10/24/13)
Branstad welcomes Cruz but downplays his influence (Des Moines Register, 10/21/13)
Branstad won’t endorse Ernst, saying he’ll support Iowa GOP’s winner in US Senate primary (Des Moines Register, 10/14/13)
Branstad won’t call special Iowa legislative session to deal with federal fallout in DC (Des Moines Register, 10/14/13)
Hatch names steering committee for Iowa governor’s race (Des Moines Register, 10/11/13)
Branstad says tickets now available for birthday bash featuring Paul Ryan (Des Moines Register, 10/8/13)
AG’s office: Despite resignation, Kent Sorenson could face criminal charges (Des Moines Register, 10/3/13)
Kent Sorenson resigns from Senate (Des Moines Register, 10/3/13)


Branstad at campaign HQ: ‘We’re going to work hard in all 99 counties’ (Des Moines Register, 9/28/13)
Iowa governor seeks federal approval for health plan (AP, 9/26/13)
Iowa’s largest GOP county party calls for resignation of state chairman (Des Moines Register, 9/24/13)
Rubio and Barbour attend DC fundraiser for Branstad (Des Moines Register, 9/24/13)
Hatch asks feds to disallow premiums in new Iowa health plan for the poor (Des Moines Register, 9/23/13)
Senators ask Branstad to shift money to prevent mental-health services from folding (Des Moines Register, 9/23/13)
Branstad to celebrate grand opening of campaign office Saturday (Des Moines Register,9/23/13)
Lawmakers gear up to face Terry Branstad (AP, 9/16/13)
Democratic state senator launches run for governor (AP, 9/16/13)
Iowa governor’s race slowly starting up (KELOLand, 9/15/13)
Nebraska, Iowa job losses recover from job losses that were deeper in other states (Omaha World-Herald, 9/15/13)
Steak fry: Olson’s young volunteers swarm into Harkin event (Des Moines Register,9/15/13)
Steak fry: Iowa Democratic Party chair calls Branstad a ‘roadblock’ to Iowa’s future (Des Moines Register, 9/15/13)
Commissioner: Iowa health insurance exchange will offer lower prices than many other states do (Des Moines Register, 9/12/13)
Olson says 29 Democratic legislators back his campaign for governor (Des Moines Register,9/12/13)
U of I isn’t billing Medicaid for abortions, sparing Branstad task of deciding whether to pay(Des Moines Register, 9/11/13)
Branstad: Former public safety chief received ‘plenty of chances’ (Des Moines Register,9/9/13)
Branstad campaign continues to build steam (Des Moines Register, 9/9/13)
Iowans look to split vote again in high profile 2014 contests (smart Politics, 9/3/13)


Iowa GOP at odds over 2014 Republican Convention (AP, 8/31/13)
Democrat Mike Fitzgerald rules out a run for Iowa governor (Des Moines Register, 8/30/13)
Branstad chief of staff Jeff Boeyink to leave governor’s office (Des Moines Register, 8/30/13)
Planned Parenthood leader: Branstad has tried before to use regulators to block abortion access (Des Moines Register, 8/30/13)
Democrat Jack Hatch to formally enter Iowa governor’s race Sept. 17 (Des Moines Register,8/29/13)
Branstad has no comment on ‘inappropriate’ questions to judicial candidates (Des Moines Register, 8/28/13)
Gov. Branstad rejects bids for sale of Iowa Communications Network (Des Moines Register,8/28/13)
Abortion foes, supporters plan dueling rallies before state hearing on video abortion system (Des Moines Register, 8/27/13)
Iowa’s GOP fears its role in presidential selection is diminishing (New York Times,8/24/13)
Reviewer: Branstad took ‘hands off approach’ in investigator’s firing (Des Moines Register,8/21/13)
AFSCME chief Homan demands that Branstad fire Iowa prison director Baldwin (Des Moines Register, 8/20/13)
Big name GOP stars RSVP for Branstad fundraiser in DC (Des Moines Register, 8/20/13)
Trooper doesn’t challenge ticket; is convicted of speeding while driving Branstad (Des Moines Register, 8/20/13)
Former state Rep. Pearson rips Gov. Branstad as big spender; says she won’t seek lieutenant governor’s post (Des Moines Register, 8/20/13)
Iowa moves to shield governor’s license plate data (AP, 8/12/13)
Marriage group faces ethics probe: Push to oust justices violated Iowa election law, activist says (AP, 8/9/13)
VIDEO: Fired Iowa agent files suit over speeding incident (USA Today, 8/8/13)
Family Leader says it could fill straw poll’s gap (Des Moines Register, 8/5/13)
Audit of economic development authority cites accounting concerns (Des Moines Register,8/5/13)
Iowa CCI protests governor’s office over water quality negotiations (Des Moines Register,8/5/13)
Iowa House Democratic leader to step down, join AG’s office (Des Moines Register, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

Marion mental-health center closing; Politicians argue over who’s to blame (Des Moines Register, 7/31/13)
Branstad trooper ticketed for speeding seeks to have Hedlund’s money returned (Des Moines Register, 7/30/13)
Branstad’s re-election campaign adds four staffers (Des Moines Register, 7/30/13)
Democrats Mike Gronstal and  Pam Jochum won’t run for governor (Des Moines Register,7/30/13)
Iowa ethics board to decide Aug 8 whether to investigate marriage group (Des Moines Register, 7/26/13)
Branstad appoints former Iowa chief justice to investigate firing of DCI supervisor (Des Moines Register, 7/26/13)
Spokesman: Branstad disagrees with Steve King’s drug mule remarks (Des Moines Register,7/25/13)
Branstad defends letter to Orascom on tax credits for fertilizer plant (Des Moines Register,7/22/13)
Iowans like Branstad, but say he’s served long enough (Sioux City Journal, 7/19/13)
Growing heated, Iowa governor responds to firing of state employee (CNN Political Ticker, 7/18/13)
Gov. Branstad to visit India on trade mission (AP, 7/18/13)
Fired DCI agent plans to sue the state, alleging mistreatment (Des Moines Register,7/18/13)
Fired Iowa agent says he’s devastated, will sue (AP, 7/17/13)
Agent who tracked Iowa governor’s speeding SUV fired (USA Today, 7/17/13)
Iowa GOP risks chaos in crowded Senate race (Des Moines Register, 7/14/13)
In Europe with Gov. Terry Branstad, Iowa economic development chief jokes of speeding on the autobahn (Des Moines Register, 7/11/13)
Democrat Tyler Olson jumps into Iowa governor’s race (Des Moines Register, 7/9/13)
Branstad campaign: ‘It starts today’ (Des Moines Register, 7/8/13)
Likely governor candidate Tyler Olson to make announcement Tuesday (Des Moines Register, 7/8/13)
Branstad sees hope in another anti-bullying summit (Sioux City Journal, 7/7/13)
Gov. Terry Branstad heads to Europe on Saturday (Des Moines Register, 7/5/13)
Gov. Branstad given pass by trooper despite travelling 90 mph (AP, 7/4/13)
VIDEO: Now you see it: Iowa’s speeding governor (KCCI, 7/4/13)
Larry Hedlund, Iowa Criminal investigator, faces questions after filing Terry Branstad complaint (AP, 7/3/13)
Branstad declines to ‘micro-manage’ troopers after speeding incident (Quad-City Times,7/3/13)
VIDEO: The email behind Branstad’s speeding SUV case (KCCI, 7/3/13)
Branstad declines to ‘micromanage’ troopers after speeding incident (Sioux City Journal,7/3/13)
Iowa politico: Cubs have better odds to win World Series than Democrat in 2014 governor’s race (, 7/3/13)
Sen. Jack Hatch: It would be the ‘Iowa way’ for Branstad to admit speeding, pay ticket and move on (Des Moines Register, 7/3/13)
One Iowa to educate people, including Branstad, on marriage ruling (Des Moines Register,7/2/13)
VIDEO: Agent suspended – governor denies speeding retaliation (WHO-TV, 7/2/13)
Gov. Terry Branstad still wants public referendum on gay marriage (On Top, 7/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Labor leader: Governor’s budget actions reveal his priorities (Fort Madison Daily Democrat, 7/2/13)
DCI agent who reported governor’s SUV speeding suspended 5 days later (Radio Iowa, 7/2/13)
AUDIO: Update: Review of governor’s speeding vehicle underway (Radio Iowa, 7/2/13)
High-speed incident involves vehicle transporting the governor (Quad-City Times, 7/2/13)
VIDEO: Review underway of speeding by governor’s vehicle (Des Moines Register, 7/2/13)
Iowa’s top insurer delays exchange participation (AP, 7/1/13)
Branstad’s team on 2014 re-election bid: ‘game on’ (Des Moines Register, 7/1/13)
Branstad team signals ‘game on’ for 2014 re-election campaign (Des Moines Register,7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Terry Branstad readies for 2014, but run isn’t official (AP, 6/30/13)
Iowa Right to Life seeks end to telemedicine abortions (Quad-City Times, 6/25/13)
Branstad: Even with $13M cut, funding is adequate for mental health reform (Des Moines Register, 6/24/13)
Branstad: Trump may face skeptics among Iowa conservatives (Des Moines Register,6/24/13)
Branstad defends vetoes of higher ed project money; cites growth of online learning (Des Moines Register, 6/24/13)
Dems say Branstad’s veto of $13M for mental-health services will endanger public (Des Moines Register, 6/21/13)
GOP lawmaker asks Gov. Branstad to rescind support for online sales tax (Des Moines Register, 6/20/13)
Branstad puts signature on health care measure (Des Moines Register, 6/20/13)
Gov. Branstad issues vetoes slashing millions from Iowa’s next state budget (Des Moines Register, 6/20/13)
Branstad signs landmark health-care expansion legislation (Des Moines Register, 6/20/13)
In Missouri Valley visit, Iowa Gov. Branstad trumpets legislative victories (Omaha World-Herald, 6/19/13)
Iowa gets interim education director (AP, 6/19/13)
Iowa towns facing vote on merging school districts know the drill (Omaha World-Herald,6/17/13)
Court: Iowa may demand disclosure, bar direct corporate gifts (AP, 6/14/13)
Branstad backs online sales taxes, but would plow revenue into tax relief (Des Moines Register, 6/14/13)
Branstad signs bipartisan Iowa tax cut bill (Des Moines Register, 6/14/13)
Olson resigns as IDP chair; decision on race for governor or congress in ‘2 to 3 weeks’ (Radio Iowa, 6/11/13)
Iowans still split when it comes to gun laws (Omaha World-Herald, 6/9/13)
VIDEO: Iowa Poll: Branstad sees high approval (Des Moines Register, 6/9/13)
Iowa auditor vows to look into voter fraud investigation funds (AP, 6/8/13)
Bill would let Iowa Gov. Branstad OK abortion funds (AP, 6/8/13)
Iowa Poll: Branstad crushes Hatch in governor’s race match-up (Des Moines Register,6/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Conditions good for Branstad bid (Des Moines Register, 6/8/13)
US record for longevity a possibility for Branstad (Des Moines Register, 6/8/13)
Terry Branstad may need to approve Medicaid abortion funding (AP, 6/7/13)
State auditor will review Iowa’s use of federal money to investigate alleged voter fraud(Des Moines Register, 6/7/13)
Iowa starts new phase of health care overhaul (AP, 6/3/13)
State Senate Majority Leader Gronstal says he may run for Iowa governor in ‘14 (AP, 6/1/13)

MAY 2013

Iowa legislative leaders Gronstal and Paulsen each considering runs for higher office (Des Moines Register, 5/31/13)
Frank Cownie says rumors of run for Iowa governor ‘greatly exaggerated’ (Des Moines Register, 5/31/13)
Gov Branstad to sign education bill into law (AP, 5/29/13)
Democrat Jack Hatch on running for governor: ‘It’s really likely’ (Des Moines Register, 5/28/13)
Iowa Dem Party Chair Olson to lead statewide tour emphasizing party’s legislative success(Des Moines Register, 5/28/13)
Gov Branstad leaves for third out-of-state vacation in 8 months (Des Moines Register, 5/28/13)
With House passage, property tax reform decades in the making is headed to Gov. Branstad (Des Moines Register, 5/23/13)
Iowa Gov. Branstad opens door to Medicaid compromise (AP, 5/21/13)
Iowa lawmakers ponder special session for Medicaid debate (AP, 5/20/13)
Iowa legislators approve infrastructure spending (AP, 5/18/13)
Iowa lawmakers will return next week (AP, 5/18/13)
Iowa lawmakers reach deal on higher education budget (Omaha World-Herald, 5/17/13)
Iowa agriculture, natural resources budget approved (AP, 5/17/13)
Branstad signs bill on historic tax credit rules (AP, 5/17/13)
Branstad’s pay-raise idea gets cool reception (AP, 5/17/13)
Iowa lawmakers optimistic on property tax deal (Omaha World-Herald, 5/17/13)
Iowa House to weigh fuel tax hike (AP, 5/17/13)
Iowa lawmakers are close to deals on education reform, property tax relief, Branstad says(Des Moines Register, 5/13/13)
Branstad: Democrats are playing politics with Marshalltown vets home (Des Moines Register,5/13/13)
DHS schedules hearings on Branstad’s Healthy Iowa Plan (Des Moines Register, 5/13/13)
GOP candidate enters Iowa Senate race (AP, 5/11/13)
Iowa lawmakers seek Medicaid compromise (AP, 5/10/13)
On heels of complaints, Branstad names fiscal officer for Iowa Veterans Home (AP, 5/8/13)
Spending measure headed for negotiation in Iowa Legislature (AP, 5/8/13)
Iowa’s dearth of female candidates a puzzle (AP, 5/7/13)
Payments end, but Iowa legislative session continues (AP, 5/6/13)
Iowa’s Steve King won’t pursue Senate seat (AP, 5/4/13)
Iowa ag secretary Northey won’t make bid for Harkin seat (AP, 5/3/13)
Iowa House panel targets using Medicaid funds for abortions (AP, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Nebraska, Iowa follow different flight plans on state plane (Omaha World-Herald, 4/30/13)
Healthy Iowa to be debated by full House (AP, 4/30/13)
House committee approves Branstad health plan (Sioux City Journal, 4/29/13)
Branstad takes critical tone regarding Braley Senate bid (Sioux City Journal, 4/29/13)
Senate Democrats offer compromise education plan (AP, 4/29/13)
Iowa Senate revisits ‘dead’ policy issues during budget debate (Sioux City Journal, 4/29/13)
Governor’s health proposal advances in Iowa House (AP, 4/29/13)
Iowa lawmakers to meet in property tax conference committee (Sioux City Journal,4/29/13)
AUDIO: Branstad on Senate race: ‘The last thing we need is another congressman’ (Radio Iowa, 4/29/13)
Senate votes against new liability protections for farmers (Radio Iowa, 4/29/13)
Governor defends economic development chief’s travel (Radio Iowa, 4/29/13)
Partisans still disputing proper way forward on property tax reform (Radio Iowa, 4/29/13)
4 years after Iowa marriage ruling, same-sex couples see more acceptance (Sioux City Journal,4/29/13)
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds says no to 2014 Senate run (AP, 4/24/13)
Tax breaks OK’d for Facebook, Google in Iowa (Omaha World-Herald, 4/23/13)
Gov. Branstad calls China mission productive (AP, 4/18/13)
Democrats and Republicans exchange offers on education reform (Des Moines Register,4/18/13)
After a week of frustration, Democrats’ counter-offer signals progress on education reform(Des Moines Register, 4/18/13)
Iowa Senate OKs $1.9B health, human services bill; nixes anti-abortion amendment (Des Moines Register, 4/18/13)
Gov. Branstad’s proposals favored in House tax cut plan (AP, 4/18/13)
VIDEO: Video from governor’s office causes tempers to flare on education reform (Des Moines Register, 4/17/13)
Branstad says China trade trade mission should open doors to Iowa business deals (Des Moines Register, 4/17/13)
Property tax reform advances in Iowa House; negotiations with Senate could be next (Des Moines Register, 4/17/13)
Divide is seen on Medicaid expansion in Iowa (AP, 4/17/13)
Business property tax plan gets Iowa Senate OK (AP, 4/16/13)
Iowa lawmakers debate how to use surplus budget (AP, 4/14/13)
Gov. Branstad’s health plan finds foe in treasurer (AP, 4/12/13)
Iowa GOP lawmakers offer deal on education reform (AP, 4/11/13)
Iowa sheriff under scrutiny for swap of guns with local firearms dealer (Omaha World-Herald,4/11/13)
‘Healthy Iowa’ plan introduced in House (AP, 4/5/13)
Branstad quietly delivers controversial health-reform bill; House expected to ‘tweak it’(Des Moines Register, 4/4/13)
Top-priority health care and education reform bills take steps forward in Iowa Legislature(Des Moines Register, 4/4/13)
Gov. Branstad: Non-union state employees will pay share of health costs (Des Moines Register,4/4/13)
Iowa education bill ‘getting closer’ to resolution (AP, 4/4/13)
Branstad bill in gay-bias lawsuit tops $370,000 (AP, 4/3/13)
Iowa Senate passes $78.5M economic development budget bill (Des Moines Register,4/3/13)
Iowa Senate OKs bill to make board of regents more transparent (AP, 4/3/13)
Iowa Senate  panel advances health coverage bill (AP, 4/3/13)
Branstad wants vote on Regents’ confirmation to proceed, but he may be in China when it happens(Des Moines Register, 4/1/13)
Conflict with Branstad regents picks may jeopardize legislation (AP, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

Rights groups sue to stop new Iowa voter rule (AP, 3/31/13)
Gov. Branstad OKs extra mental health funding (AP, 3/30/13)
Iowa GOP lawmakers threaten college over gay youth agreement (AP, 3/29/13)
Branstad and Vilsack give update on their plans for 2014 governor’s race (Des Moines Register,3/29/13)
Branstad holds rare hearing on releasing killer (AP, 3/27/13)
Iowa Senate beefs up governor’s education plan (AP, 3/27/13)
Branstad defends his picks for Board of Regents (AP, 3/26/13)
Medicaid plan OK’d by Iowa Senate (AP, 3/26/13)
Iowans call effect of sequester cuts ‘devastating’ (Omaha World-Herald, 3/21/13)
Iowa unions drop complaint against governor’s voluntary health care premiums (Des Moines Register, 3/21/13)
Iowa lawmaker: 2 regent nominees face a rough road (Omaha World-Herald, 3/21/13)
Lawmakers grill regents nominees on their views (Omaha World-Herald, 3/20/13)
Gov. Branstad’s tax plan moves (Omaha World-Herald, 3/20/13)
Return of Iowa senator who had bypass surgery restores Democrats’ edge (AP, 3/19/13)
Common ground elusive in Iowa tax proposals (Omaha World-Herald, 3/18/13)
Terry Branstad supports tax filing support program (Omaha World-Herald, 3/17/13)
Iowa Democrats tweak proposal to expand Medicaid in state (Omaha World-Herald,3/15/13)
OPINION: Dems offer Branstad face-saving option on Medicaid (Iowa City Press-Citizen,3/15/13)
VIDEO: Branstad proceeding with health care plan despite Democrats’ compromise offer(Des Moines Register, 3/14/13)
Top House Republican priorities advance with passage of flat tax and income tax credit measures(Des Moines Register, 3/13/13)
Angry words in Iowa Senate over Branstad’s fertilizer plant deal with Egyptians (Des Moines Register, 3/13/13)
Proposed constitutional amendment on taxing and spending passes Iowa House committee(Des Moines Register, 3/12/13)
Medicaid expansion would bring jobs, help state budget, hospital-sponsored report says(Des Moines Register, 3/12/13)
Gov. Branstad touts property tax plan (Omaha World-Herald, 3/12/13)
Iowa House rewrites law to remove possibility of medical marijuana (Des Moines Register,3/11/13)
OPINION: Put aside partisan politics and expand Medicaid (Iowa City Press-Citizen,3/11/13)
EDITORIAL: New strategies needed to persuade Branstad on Medicaid (Iowa City Press-Citizen,3/8/13)
State leaders will have to settle Medicaid impasse, legislators from both parties say (Des Moines Register, 3/8/13)
Harkin: HHS head sees Branstad Medicaid alternative as ‘not acceptable’ (Des Moines Register,3/7/13)
Iowa Senate advances version of education reform with more money and more options for schools(Des Moines Register, 3/7/13)
New contract offers no across-the-board pay hike for 20,000 stat workers in Iowa (Des Moines Register, 3/7/13)
Grassley: Branstad right to worry about federal funding for Medicaid expansion (Omaha World-Herald, 3/7/13)
Iowa Senate panel advances statewide education reform plans (Des Moines Register,3/6/13)
Amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage is introduced in Iowa House, but isn’t going anywhere(Des Moines Register, 3/5/13)
Attack email illustrates bitter in-fighting in Iowa GOP (Des Moines Register, 3/5/13)
Branstad: Proposal could attract federal money for mental-health care (Des Moines Register,3/4/13)
Property tax reform takes first step forward in Iowa House (Des Moines Register, 3/4/13)
Branstad defends appointing son to Iowa Natural Resource Commission (Des Moines Register,3/4/13)
Gov. Branstad announces alternative to Medicaid expansion; new program would cover 89,000 uninsured Iowans (Des Moines Register, 3/4/13)
OPINION: Branstad’s ‘due diligence’ wasn’t so diligent after all (Iowa City Press-Citizen,3/3/13)
Terry Branstad reappoints Craig Land to Board of Regents (AP, 3/2/13)
Lt. Gov Kim Reynolds eyes run for Harkin’s Senate seat (AP, 3/1/13)
Iowa House panel OKs requiring voter ID at polling sites (AP, 3/1/13)
Iowa Senate committee approves proposal to cut commercial property taxes (AP, 3/1/13)


Iowa Dems move on with plan to expand Medicaid (Omaha World-Herald, 2/28/13)
Terry Branstad: Medicaid meeting with US health secretary ‘cordial’ (AP, 2/27/13)
Branstad says automatic budget cuts hit defense (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 2/26/13)
Dems urge Branstad to negotiate on plan to cut business property taxes (Omaha World-Herald,2/26/13)
Branstad backs Rep. Latham in ‘14 Senate race (Omaha World-Herald, 2/25/13)
Gov Branstad tells HHS he won’t expand Medicaid in Iowa (AP, 2/23/13)
Iowa House begins consideration of property tax reform package (Des Moines Register,2/20/13)
Iowa House passes Gov. Branstad’s education reform package, but with major tweaks (Des Moines Register, 2/20/13)
Iowa governor blasts Rove group as Republicans quarrel over elections losses (AP, 2/15/13)
Iowa Dems push their plan for cuts to commercial property taxes (AP, 2/15/13)
Branstad, wrestling greats unite to fight Olympic ruling (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 2/15/13)
Democrats, Republicans divided on proposed changes to governor’s education reform (Des Moines Register, 2/14/13)
Iowa Senate Democrats offer $250M ‘Main Street’ business property tax cut (Des Moines Register,2/14/13)
House Republicans offer scaled back education reform package (Des Moines Register,2/13/13)
Voter ID legislation returns to Iowa Legislature (Des Moines Register, 2/12/13)
Dems: State would spend millions more, receive much less, if it chose IowaCare over Medicaid expansion (Des Moines Register, 2/12/13)
Medicaid expansion unlikely in Iowa House, GOP leaders say (Des Moines Register,2/12/13)
Iowa GOP lawmakers say focus not on gay marriage (AP, 2/11/13)
Iowa GOP chair says there’s one gay-marriage party: the Democrats (Des Moines Register,2/8/13)
Terry Branstad focuses on reducing property taxes in Iowa (Omaha World-Herald, 2/7/13)
Using Iowa surplus for tax credits draws Dems’ criticism (AP, 2/7/13)
Key provision of Branstad’s education reform plan faces trouble in Iowa Senate (Des Moines Register,2/6/13)
Americans for Prosperity promises grassroots opposition to gas tax increase (Des Moines Register,2/6/13)
GOP income tax credit proposal advances in Iowa House (Des Moines Register, 2/6/13)
House panel OKs governor’s education reform package (Des Moines Register, 2/5/13)
Bill for public financing of elections gets early hearing in Iowa Senate (Des Moines Register,2/5/13)


Workers’ comp commissioner sues Gov. Branstad, staff, alleging gay bias (AP, 1/31/13)

Iowa lags in electing women to top offices (AP, 1/28/13)
Iowa Democrats pick Tyler Olson as new party chairman (Des Moines Register, 1/26/13)
In career spanning 4 decades, Tom Harkin a popular, liberal voice in Iowa and a powerful force in Washington (Des Moines Register, 1/26/13)
VIDEO: Families of slain, missing children, criticize Iowa lawmakers for refusing death penalty debate (Des Moines Register, 1/25/13)
Gov. Branstad, GOP lawmakers clash over $1B surplus (AP, 1/25/13)
Hatch: Senate Dems won’t end 2013 session without Medicaid expansion (Des Moines Register,1/24/13)
School aid package worth $187M expected to win Iowa Senate approval next week (Des Moines Register, 1/24/13)
State GOP lawmakers propose $750 tax give-back to every Iowa family (Des Moines Register,1/24/13)
Iowa House GOP backs plan to return tax funds (AP,1/17/13)
Iowa lawmaker’s effort seeks to put ‘right to work’ in state constitution (Omaha World-Herald,1/17/13)
Gov. Branstad wants to reduce Iowa commercial property taxes (AP, 1/16/13)
Lawmakers hope to give Iowans part of $800 million surplus (Omaha World-Herald,1/13/13)
Iowa lawmakers focus on tax relief, education (AP, 1/10/13)
Lawmakers critique state’s denial of driver licenses for immigrants granted limited legal status (Des Moines Register, 1/9/13)
Iowa Sec of State: Controversial rules on voter registration will go forward (Des Moines Register,1/9/13)
State government employment in Iowa down 7.3% since recession (Des Moines Register,1/9/13)
Obama’s Iowa campaign director to run for state office (Des Moines Register, 1/9/13)
In midst of in-fighting, Spiker wins re-election as Iowa GOP chair (Des Moines Register,1/5/13)
Ron Paul backers likely to complete RPI takeover on Saturday (The Iowa Republican, 1/4/13)
On eve of contract negotiations, Iowa state employee union lashes out at Gov. Terry Branstad (Des Moines Register, 1/4/13)
Criticisms of proposed voter fraud rules aired at hearing (Des Moines Register, 1/3/13)
Iowa Sec of State pushes ahead with noncitizen voting rule (AP, 1/3/13)
Iowa AFSCME chief Homann plans statewide news conferences to attack Branstad (Des Moines Register, 1/3/13)
Gov. Branstad appoints former Iowa Senate GOP leader Stewart to $137,000-a-year state board post(Des Moines Register, 1/3/13)
Iowa’s wind energy industry praises inclusion of tax credit in fiscal cliff budget deal (Des Moines Register, 1/1/13)

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