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.

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Iowa Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives


Branstad to unveil education reform legislation next week (Des Moines Register, 12/30/11)
Occupy protesters demonstrate at two Des Moines-area events (Des Moines Register, 12/30/11)
Des Moines police arrest 12 protesters at Democratic headquarters (Des Moines Register, 12/29/11)
Forum on Occupy, civil rights movements is tonight (Des Moines Register, 12/29/11)
Occupy Des Moines expects continued arrival for caucus occupations (Des Moines Register, 12/27/11)
Occupy kicks off week of protests with official opening (Des Moines Register, 12/26/11)
Occupy Caucus headquarters expected to become a cultural center (Des Moines Register, 12/26/11)
Gov. Branstad likely won’t endorse for Jan. 2 Iowa caucuses (Des Moines Register, 12/26/11)
Iowa group calls for FEC probe of Vander Plaats and Santorum (Des Moines Register, 12/23/11)
Questions raised over Vander Plaats endorsement (Des Moines Register, 12/23/11)
The Vander Plaats endorsement gets complicated (Des Moines Register, 12/23/11)
As pro-Santorum robo-calls begin in Iowa, Vander Plaats says no rules broken (Des Moines Register, 12/22/11)
Statement: Vander Plaats didn’t ask for money in exchange for endorsement (Des Moines Register, 12/22/11)
Iowans to watch live legislative debate (Des Moines Register, 12/22/11)
The basics from the GOP: Fun facts about the caucuses (Des Moines Register, 12/22/11)
Santorum: Vander Plaats told me ‘he needed money’ to promote endorsement (Des Moines Register, 12/22/11)
Commentary: Evangelicals split on caucus endorsement (Des Moines Register, 12/21/11)
Occupy Des Moines announces location for “People’s Caucus” (Des Moines Register, 12/20/11)
Branstad says VP spot was dangled by Dole (Des Moines Register, 12/20/11)
Occupy movement plans Iowa protests, ‘People’s Caucus’ (LA Times, 12/20/11)
Iowa’s evangelical voters seem to have too many choices (LA Times, 12/20/11)
Two Iowa conservative leaders pick Rick Santorum, ask other candidates to merge (Des Moines Register, 12/20/11)
Iowa evangelicals skeptical they can unite behind one candidate for caucuses (Des Moines Register, 12/20/11)
Branstad demurs after Bob Dole says he should be GOP nominee for VP (Des Moines Register, 12/19/11)
8 “Occupy” protesters arrested at Iowa Democratic Party headquarters (Des Moines Register, 12/19/11)
Commentary: Branstad vice president talk, now what’s that all about? (Des Moines Register, 12/19/11)
Obama hasn’t forgotten Iowa (LA Times, 12/17/11)
Occupy Des Moines stages protest at Obama headquarters (Des Moines Register, 12/17/11)
Mitt Romney wins endorsement of Des Moines Register (LA Times, 12/17/11)
Endorsement: Mitt Romney is best to lead (Des Moines Register, 12/17/11)
Iowa’s revenue estimates up slightly; $250+ million more next year (Des Moines Register, 12/15/11)
Debate: Republican Party of Iowa chair says debates didn’t hamper campaigns (Des Moines Register, 12/15/11)
Gov. Branstad unsure of Gingrich’s discipline (AP, 12/15/11)
Occupy Des Moines to hold their own Iowa caucus on Tuesday, Dec. 27 (Des Moines Register, 12/15/11)
Iowa Sec of State Schultz hopes for few Iowa Caucus disruptions, but worries about out-of-state protesters (Des Moines Register, 12/14/11)
Santorum completes his 99-county tour (Des Moines Register, 12/14/11)
Santorum confirms meeting with Vander Plaats, but says no Family Leader endorsement promised (Des Moines Register, 12/14/11)
Branstad says case over unemployment offices is question of power (Des Moines Register, 12/12/11)
Legal battle behind Iowa’s unemployment office closures is about my power, Branstad says (Des Moines Register, 12/12/11)
New bi-partisan Iowa group calling for ‘smart’ immigration reform (Des Moines Register, 12/12/11)
Branstad on NBC: Mitt Romney needs to be more aggressive in Iowa (Des Moines Register, 12/11/11)
Branstad says he likely won’t endorse and Iowa caucus candidate (Des Moines Register, 12/10/11)
Business incentives a priority in Iowa session (Omaha World-Herald, 12/9/11)
Judge: Branstad veto unconstitutional (Omaha World-Herald, 12/9/11)
Branstad unemployment office veto unconstitutional, judge says (Des Moines Register, 12/8/11)
Iowa’s November revenue snapshot: Up this month but below projections (Des Moines Register, 12/8/11)
Iowa GOP open-minded on immigration (Des Moines Register, 12/8/11)
Judge: Branstad’s action to close IWD office unconstitutional (Radio Iowa, 12/8/11)
State leaders disagree on tax relief measures (Des Moines Register, 12/8/11)
Judge overturns Branstad veto in closing workforce offices (Sioux City Journal, 12/8/11)
Opinion: Infrastructure fund shouldn’t be used for teacher pay (Sioux City Journal, 12/7/11)
Iowa Senate leader calls on Legislature to increase gas tax (Iowa Politics, 12/7/11)
Rick Perry’s war-on-religion ad takes politics to a ‘new low,’ Iowa religious leaders say (Des Moines Register, 12/7/11)
Iowa Democratic leader sends out memo that rips ‘missing’ Romney (Des Moines Register, 12/7/11)
Dem Senate president says failure to pursue new road tax is mistake (Des Moines Register, 12/7/11)
Branstad shows some love to firms with connections in Cali (Des Moines Register, 12/7/11)
Iowa governor pitches Silicon Prairie (Silicon Valley Business Journal, 12/7/11)
Property tax reform tops legislative list (Des Moines Register, 12/6/11)
Opinion: Reform has too much emphasis on GPA (Des Moines Register, 12/6/11)
Iowa House leader: Little new money for education reform (Iowa Politics, 12/6/11)
Lawmakers, governor promise property tax push in upcoming session (Des Moines Register, 12/6/11)
Poll of likely Iowa caucus goers finds support for legal immigration (Des Moines Register, 12/6/11)
Iowa Poll: Iowans differ on strategies for job creation (Des Moines Register, 12/6/11)
Branstad: Iowans support my proposal to overhaul education (Des Moines Register, 12/5/11)
Editorial: Branstad disregards openness pledge (Des Moines Register, 12/5/11)
Branstad, Reynolds to hold education transformation meetings (Sioux City Journal, 12/5/11)
Branstad: Survey indicates support for reforms (Des Moines Register, 12/5/11)
Top three Iowa Poll leaders have differing obstacles (Des Moines Register, 12/5/11)
Iowa Poll: More than half of caucusgoers want to eliminate HUD, EPA (Des Moines Register, 12/5/11)
New Iowa Poll provides guidance on caucus myths and realities (Des Moines Register, 12/4/11)
Who gets Herman Cain’s Iowa voters? Newt Gingrich and four others (Des Moines Register, 12/4/11)
Three questions emerge from Iowa Poll results (Des Moines Register, 12/4/11)
Editorial: Chambers say Iowa property tax reform essential (Mason City Globe Gazette, 12/4/11)
Branstad plan would turn away hundreds of aspiring teachers (Des Moines Register, 12/3/11)
IPERS’ pension fund faces shortfall of nearly $5.7B, but long-term outlook called ‘positive’ (Des Moines Register, 12/1/11)


Mental-health effort should fare better than previous attempts, leader says (Des Moines Register, 11/30/11)
Branstad accepts $7 million grant to prepare for health reforms he opposes (Des Moines Register, 11/29/11)
Feds give state $7M for insurance-exchange planning (Des Moines Register, 11/29/11)
Christian leaders to Vander Plaats: Gingrich endorsement would be unacceptable (Des Moines Register, 11/29/11)
Two Iowa conservative groups’ choice to not endorse could mean lack of unity (Des Moines Register, 11/29/11)
Iowa’s social conservatives mull unified endorsement (Des Moines Register, 11/27/11)
PAC-sponsored poll of Iowa GOP caucusgoers shows Paul and Cain in the lead (Des Moines Register, 11/25/11)
Iowa budget hearings: a few challenges ahead (Des Moines Register, 11/23/11)
Opinion: It was noteworthy what was unsaid at Family Leader forum (Des Moines Register, 11/23/11)
The Family Leader narrows endorsement to four possibilities: Gingrich, Bachmann, Santorum and Perry (Des Moines Register, 11/22/11)
Vander Plaats: My group’s influence remains to be seen but likely significant (Des Moines Register, 11/22/11)
Vander Plaats’ post-forum take on GOP candidates (Des Moines Register, 11/21/11)
With Branstad’s advide, Santorum eyes the front of the pack, and Romney (Des Moines Register, 11/20/11)
Conservative leader is a force in Iowa caucuses (LA Times, 11/19/11)
Protesters rally outside GOP forum and Democratic dinner (Des Moines Register, 11/19/11)
Branstad’s birthday bash has a little bit of everything (Des Moines Register, 11/19/11)
Iowa Politics Insider: Jefferthankstad Day (Des Moines Register, 11/19/11)
Iowa evangelical leader tells Christian caucusgoers: ‘Attacks are going to come at you’ (Des Moines Register, 11/19/11)
Family Leader forum: Protesters take a stand outside event (Des Moines Register, 11/19/11)
Ethics complaint dismissed against House Majority Leader (Des Moines Register, 11/16/11)
Iowa House Leader: Ethics charges against me should be dismissed (Des Moines Register, 11/16/11)
Branstad: Ethanol and ag subsidies less important (Des Moines Register, 11/16/11)
Dissed Iowa leader says Romney might not be ‘smart enough’ to be president (Des Moines Register, 11/15/11)
31 Iowa scientists tell Branstad, presidential candidates: Climate change is real (Des Moines Register, 11/15/11)
Branstad praises results of closing 36 unemployment offices (Des Moines Register, 11/14/11)
Branstad calls for property tax reform at Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (Des Moines Register, 11/12/11)
Occupy idea to confront candidates gets cool reception, some say (Des Moines Register, 11/12/11)
Evangelicals’ votes remain up for grabs (Des Moines Register, 11/12/11)
Rick Perry flub spurs some Iowans to reconsider support (Des Moines Register, 11/11/11)
Branstad compares Perry debate whiff to Dean’s scream (Des Moines Register, 11/11/11)
Editorial: Iowa needs to be in Midwest river talks (Des Moines Register, 11/11/11)
White smoke! Behn is the new IA Sen. GOP leader (O.Kay Henderson, 11/10/11)
Iowa’s October revenue snapshot: Up $62 million (Des Moines Register, 11/10/11)
Key Perry supporter in Iowa: This could mean end of his campaign (Des Moines Register, 11/10/11)
Iowa Senate GOP selects new leader (Des Moines Register, 11/10/11)
AARP poll: Some Iowa Republicans disagree with their candidates on entitlement programs (Des Moines Register, 11/10/11)
Some of Rick Perry’s Iowa supporters rethink their choice, but many stick by him (Des Moines Register, 11/10/11)
Liz Mathis wins state Senate district 18 (KCRG, 11/9/11)
Branstad won’t ask lawmakers for a gas tax hike in 2012 (Des Moines Register, 11/9/11)
GOP debate: Audience takes over as moderator (Des Moines Register, 11/9/11)
Iowa’s Steve Deace gives standing offer for radio shows to just four GOP candidates (Des Moines Register, 11/8/11)
Special election winner: Democrat Liz Mathis (Des Moines Register, 11/8/11)
Democratic absentee returns almost twice the GOP’s in special senate race (Des Moines Register, 11/8/11)
Cost of Iowa’s special senate race for far: Almost $1 million (Des Moines Register, 11/8/11)
Mathis captures seat in Senate, preserving Democrats’ control (Des Moines Register, 11/8/11)
Governor downplays possible outcome of tomorrow’s special senate election (Des Moines Register, 11/7/11)
Mitt Romney at a crossroads on Iowa GOP caucuses strategy (Washington Post, 11/7/11)
Sooner or later, Iowa conservatives will have to decide about the 2012 field (Washington Post, 11/7/11)
New Iowa Poll results: Economy and the deficit on minds of GOP caucusgoers (Des Moines Register, 11/6/11)
Protesters: Iowa caucuses don’t represent our concerns (Des Moines Register, 11/6/11)
Iowa Poll: US debt, jobs listed as leading conservative concerns (Des Moines Register, 11/5/11)
Fallon: Good ‘buzz’ for occupy demonstrations around Iowa caucuses (Iowa Independent, 11/4/11)
Democrat Mathis still outraising Golding in SD 18 (Iowa Independent, 11/4/11)
Democrats rip Branstad administration’s inquiry about rights group (Des Moines Register, 11/3/11)
NOM promotes, distorts Golding’s gay marriage strategy (Iowa Independent, 11/3/11)
Iowa Senate election could alter party control (Des Moines Register, 11/3/11)
Iowa Sen. Jerry Behn will seek Republican leadership post (Des Moines Register, 11/3/11)
NOM continues to spend in Senate District 18 (Iowa Independent, 11/2/11)
McKinley says he’ll resign as Republicans’ leader in Iowa Senate (Des Moines Register, 11/2/11)
Government red ink in ‘very low-debt’ Iowa, state treasurer says (Des Moines Register, 11/2/11)
Turmoil at Iowa’s prisons points to tough talks next year between AFSCME and Branstad (Des Moines Register, 11/2/11)
Iowa prison employees rally today at Newton Correctional Facility to protest staffing levels (Des Moines Register, 11/2/11)
Iowa disability rights group drew state scrutiny after leader criticized Branstad (Des Moines Register, 11/1/11)
Judge Hanson will ‘blast’ his way through Iowa’s gay marriage controversy (Iowa Independent, 11/1/11)
Communication, education key to defending Iowa’s courts (Iowa Independent, 11/1/11)
Branstad’s hitching his education blueprint wagon to Iowans for public school options (Des Moines Register, 11/1/11)


Economic development appointees gave Branstad $216K (Iowa Independent, 10/31/11)
The Register’s pollster asks: What’s up with older Iowans? (Des Moines Register, 10/30/11)
Older Iowans less enthusiastic this time (Des Moines Register, 10/30/11)
Herman Cain, Mitt Romney lead new Iowa Poll (Des Moines Register, 10/29/11)
Iowa Politics Insider: Iowa Poll anticipation (Des Moines Register, 10/28/11)
Independent spending grew 28-fold in Iowa after Citizens United (Des Moines Register, 10/28/11)
Iowa Farm Bureau supports raising gas tax (Des Moines Register, 10/28/11)
Branstad: Scott Walker and I aren’t anti-worker (Iowa Independent, 10/27/11)
A little more detail to Des Moines’ presidential television ad buys (Des Moines Register, 10/27/11)
Dems, GOP disagree on state budget picture (Iowa Independent, 10/26/11)
Big birthday bash planned for Gov. Terry Branstad on a big night in Iowa (Des Moines Register, 10/26/11)
Iowans to protest at WI Gov. Scott Walker’s Des Moines speech (Des Moines Register, 10/26/11)
GOP ad buys moving slowly in Iowa (Iowa Independent, 10/25/11)
Social conservatives: Defeating Obama; restricting abortion, marriage a ‘battle’ (Iowa Independent, 10/24/11)
Branstad announces $320M Fort Dodge business; restructured economic development department (Des Moines Register, 10/24/11)
GOP hopefuls fight for social conservative support in Iowa (Iowa Independent, 10/24/11)
Evangelical forum tonight could be a pivot point (Des Moines Register, 10/22/11)
Occupy Iowa protesters demonstrating at Faith & Freedom banquet (Des Moines Register, 10/22/11)
Iowa GOP lawmaker: Bob Vander Plaats’ star has set (Des Moines Register, 10/22/11)
Iowa unemployment down in Sept, but workforce and nonfarm jobs shrinking (Iowa Independent, 10/21/11)
Faith in politics: Role of government in social issues (Iowa Independent, 10/21/11)
Evangelicals hold sway in Iowa caucuses (LA Times, 10/21/11)
Poli Sci prof: Caucuses will give GOP a leg up (Iowa Independent, 10/20/11)
NOM supporting Cindy Golding in Iowa Senate election (Des Moines Register, 10/20/11)
NOM, Family Leader hope to influence Iowa special election (Iowa Independent, 10/20/11)
Mathis raising more than Golding in SD18 race (Iowa Independent, 10/20/11)
GOP presidential campaign shifts to state’s rural northwest (LA Times, 10/19/11)
Faith in politics: Iowa leaders agree politicians can harm religion (Iowa Independent, 10/19/11)
Branstad and GOP Chair: Popular vote movement detrimental to Iowa (Iowa Independent, 10/18/11)
Branstad says national popular vote would hurt Iowa (Des Moines Register, 10/18/11)
Politico: 3rd CD race among five ‘that could break the bank’ (Iowa Independent, 10/18/11)
GOP chair and Gov. Branstad denounce national popular vote movement (Des Moines Register, 10/18/11)
Faith in Politics: Iowans agree religion exploited (Iowa Independent, 10/18/11)
Iowa Renewal Project plans second 201 Des Moines faith, politics event (Iowa Independent, 10/18/11)
Branstad: GOP race in Iowa is ‘wide open’ (MSNBC, 10/17/11)
Iowa GOP officials set date for the Republican caucuses: Jan. 3 (Des Moines Register, 10/17/11)
Poll: Half of Iowans want to limit marriage (Iowa Independent, 10/17/11)
Iowa RNC member to ask state GOP to oppose National Popular Vote (Des Moines Register, 10/17/11)
Occupy Iowa protesters trying to attract hundreds tonight to prevent arrests (Des Moines Register, 10/14/11)
10 forums on Branstad education plan announced (Des Moines Register, 10/14/11)
New Iowa revenue projections down $17.5 million (Des Moines Register, 10/14/11)
State revenue projections down due to legislative changes (Iowa Independent, 10/14/11)
Faith in Politics: Iowans view role differently (Iowa Independent, 10/13/11)
Democrats, ‘Occupy’ demonstrators wary of alignment (Iowa Independent, 10/13/11)
Analysis: Latham/Boswell race is one of the top 10 bellwether battles (Des Moines Register, 10/12/11)
GOP Senator calls for resignation of Iowa party leader (Des Moines Register, 10/12/11)
Group to launch campaign in Iowa to restructure presidential election process (Des Moines Register, 10/12/11)
Occupy Des Moines demonstrators evade arrest, hope for permit (Iowa Independent, 10/11/11)
Controversial WI Gov. Scott Walker to speak in Iowa Oct 26 (Des Moines Register, 10/11/11)
In Iowa, Religious Right is now a force divided (New York Times, 10/10/11)
Capitol not a campground, Branstad says (Iowa Independent, 10/10/11)
Branstad says IDP, unions using open records requests to sue him (Iowa Independent, 10/10/11)
Activist vows Occupy Iowa movement not going away (Iowa Independent, 10/10/11)
Transparency adviser: Office needed to address open records violations (Iowa Independent, 10/10/11)
Branstad’s comments on Sunday’s arrests are ‘ridiculous,’ critic says (Des Moines Register, 10/10/11)
Ed Fallon’s ‘big smile’ mug shot (Des Moines Register, 10/10/11)
Branstad’s public records move a good start, transparency advocates agree (Des Moines Register, 10/10/11)
Commentary: ‘Walmart moms’ may be pivotal (Des Moines Register, 10/8/11)
Moderate may win Iowa caucuses, Yepsen says (Iowa Independent, 10/7/11)
Governor denies commutation of abused woman’s prison sentence (Des Moines Register, 10/7/11)
FRCAction touts Iowa judicial ousting, makes strategy national (Iowa Independent, 10/7/11)
An Iowa revenue snapshot (Des Moines Register, 10/7/11)
Iowans advocate for ‘jobs, not cuts’ (Iowa Independent, 10/7/11)
Tea Party fights Iowa increase in gas tax (Des Moines Register, 10/6/11)
Attorneys for state rest in job discrimination case (Des Moines Register, 10/6/11)
Come Friday evening, Iowa City will be ‘occupied’ (Iowa Independent, 10/6/11)
From Wall Street to Main Street: Occupy Iowa wants a level playing field (Iowa Independent, 10/5/11)
State revenue up $319.8M in FY 2011 (Iowa Independent, 10/5/11)
Branstad gushes about Christie, but time is running out (Des Moines Register, 10/4/11)
Branstad education reforms receive tepid support (Iowa Independent, 10/3/11)
Opinion: Branstad ‘Vision’ waits for elusive consensus (Des Moines Register, 10/3/11)
Tax overhaul remains a key, Branstad says (Des Moines Register, 10/3/11)
Branstad: Chris Christie is most inspiring Republican since Ronald Reagan (Des Moines Register, 10/3/11)
Politics Insider: New caucus calendar, new caucus calculus (Des Moines Register, 10/1/11)


Iowa GOP chair responds to ‘arrogant’ Florida (Iowa Independent, 9/30/11)
Senate Republican leadership vote canceled (Des Moines Register, 9/29/11)
Democrats make it official; Mathis is SD 18 nominee (Iowa Independent, 9/29/11)
Ethical questions smolder around IFPC’s taxpayer assistance (Iowa Independent, 9/28/11)
Earlier caucuses put bigger focus on Iowa, many say (Des Moines Register, 9/28/11)
Iowa Dems fault Branstad on open-records requests (Des Moines Register, 9/28/11)
Iowa Democrats select Liz Mathis for special senate race (Des Moines Register, 9/28/11)
Branstad’s transparency ‘seriously lacking,’ Democrats allege (Des Moines Register, 9/27/11)
Iowa Senate GOP could vote to oust leader while he’s on vacation (Des Moines Register, 9/27/11)
Iowa snares $3M under federal health-reform law (Des Moines Register, 9/27/11)
Education reform may challenge Iowa’s seniority rules (Sioux City Journal, 9/25/11)
Ethics panel to extend probe of Polk’s redistricting plan (Des Moines Register, 9/23/11)
Report says Iowa fares better than rest of midwest in jobs (Radio Iowa, 9/23/11)
Lawmaker pensions inflated by per diem payments (Mason City Globe Gazette, 9/23/11)
Iowa’s uninsured rate climbs a bit, census says (Des Moines Register, 9/22/11)
Branstad, Durham see positives in China visit (Des Moines Register, 9/22/11)
State education chief attends foundation-paid Brazil conference (Mason City Globe Gazette, 9/22/11)
Special election could affect marriage equality in Iowa (Blog for Iowa, 9/22/11)
Opinion: Dandekar choice is good politics* But that’s not a qualification for Utilities Board (Des Moines Register, 9/22/11)
Branstad, Durham call Asia trip ‘very productive’ (Sioux City Journal, 9/21/11)
Branstad touts Iowa opportunities with Chinese government, business leaders (Des Moines Register,9/21/11)
Iowa Republican: Kim Pearson’s actions are divisive (Des Moines Register, 9/21/11)
Special Senate election mired in marriage (Iowa Independent, 9/20/11)
Iowa Senate 18 race expected to be intense, expensive (Eastern Iowa Government, 9/20/11)
‘We are Wisconsin now’ (Politico, 9/19/11)
Religious and politically active, Scheffler’s influence runs deep (Iowa Independent, 9/19/11)
Branstad education plan ‘no magic bullet’ (Mason City Globe Gazette, 9/17/11)
Variety of backgrounds represented on new development oversight board (Des Moines Register,9/17/11)
Governor names new Economic Dev Authority members (Radio Iowa, 9/16/11)
Branstad economic goals unattainable, says economist (Iowa Independent, 9/16/11)
Democrat Swati Dandekar abandons Iowa Senate seat (Blog for Iowa, 9/16/11)
Senator resigns, leaving slim Democratic majority in jeopardy; special election Nov. 8 (Des Moines Register, 9/16/11)
Intrigue in state senate with expected resignation (Radio Iowa, 9/16/11)
Senator resigns, leaving slim Democratic majority in jeopardy; special election Nov. 8 (Des Moines Register, 9/16/11)
Administrator says state hasn’t checked for bias in those who hire (Des Moines Register, 9/15/11)
GOP wants regulatory reviews (Des Moines Register, 9/14/11)
Republicans seek reductions in state regulations (Des Moines Register, 9/13/11)
Republicans tout, progressives rebuke newly proposed state regulatory reforms (Iowa Independent,9/13/11)
Iowa Republicans call for regular rule reviews; some express concern (Des Moines Register, 9/13/11)
Lt. Gov: Iowa has centralized hiring to halt hiring discrimination (Des Moines Register, 9/12/11)
Branstad is heading to China (Des Moines Register, 9/12/11)
Iowa officials: EPA rules hurt growth (Des Moines Register, 9/10/11)
Opinion: Start selling schools plan now (Des Moines Register, 9/10/11)
Unions’ legal challenge to Branstad’s PLA prohibition dismissed (Iowa Independent, 9/8/11)
Iowa’s attorney fee hoopla intensifies (Des Moines Register, 9/8/11)
Iowa’s revenue down 4.1% so far this year due to accounting changes (Des Moines Register, 9/7/11)
Education reform plan will call for exit exams, teacher pay tiers (Des Moines Register, 9/7/11)
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Branstad action (Radio Iowa, 9/7/11)
Branstad hires private attorneys to defend lawsuit (Chicago Tribune, 9/7/11)
Branstad names members to science, technology council (Quad-City Times, 9/7/11)
Branstad: I see no plan for postal closings (Des Moines Register, 9/7/11)
Judge throws out Iowa labor lawsuit; rules in Branstad’s favor (Des Moines Register, 9/7/11)
Branstad: Unemployment office closures were planned; post offices were not (Des Moines Register,9/6/11)
Iowans to spend up to $435 an hour for Branstad’s lawyers (Des Moines Register, 9/6/11)
Audio: Governor disputes notion state office closures similar to Post Office plan (Radio Iowa, 9/6/11)
GOP governor joins Democrats’ criticism of Iowa CCI (Radio Iowa, 9/6/11)
No conflict of interest with post office ownership, Branstad says (The Gazette, 9/6/11)
4-tiered teacher compensation plan outlined (Mason City Globe Gazette, 9/6/11)
Iowa officials unveil ideas for education reform (Des Moines Register, 9/6/11)
Branstad’s post office v. workforce office argument doesn’t add up (The Gazette, 9/6/11)
Branstad can hire outside counsel to defend him in item-veto lawsuit (Eastern Iowa Government, 9/6/11)
Branstad rejects criticism of post office ownership (KTTC, 9/6/11)
State officials confirm layoffs at administrative services agency (Des Moines Register, 9/3/11)
Democrats say Branstad opposes Post Office shutdowns because he owns Post Office buildings (Des Moines Register, 9/1/11)
Audio: Branstad seeks ‘moratorium’ on planned post office closings (Radio Iowa, 9/1/11)
Group says Branstad actions cause nursing home deaths (Des Moines Register, 9/1/11)


Democrats denounce liberal group’s antics (Des Moines Register, 8/31/11)
IDP decries ‘unproductive, embarrassing’ behavior by progressive group (Iowa Independent,8/31/11)
Will kiosks meet needs of Iowa’s jobless? (Des Moines Register, 8/30/11)
Plan to shut unemployment office sites drew opposition from both parties (Des Moines Register,8/30/11)
FEMA aid freeze could halt $200M in eastern Iowa flood recovery work (Des Moines Register,8/30/11)
Caucus defenders not overly concerned about social conservative influence (Iowa Independent,8/29/11)
Iowa budget spends $53M more than it takes in, but makes ‘dramatic strides,’ auditor says (Des Moines Register, 8/29/11)
Iowa GOP activists target independent voters with (Des Moines Register, 8/29/11)
Branstad: Iowans appreciated jobs tour (his, not Obama’s) (Des Moines Register, 8/29/11)
Branstad: No connection between gay marriage debate and Waterloo teen’s slaying (Des Moines Register, 8/29/11)
Democrat’s response to state auditor: It’s evidence Republicans were misguided (Des Moines Register,8/29/11)
Branstad action that closed state offices is alleged to be unconstitutional (Des Moines Register,8/25/11)
Is Iowa gas tax increase on the horizon? Gov’s highway panel to discuss issue (Des Moines Register,8/24/11)
Perry dials up Iowans on draft-Chris Christie team (Des Moines Register, 8/24/11)
Branstad’s veto to shut down Iowa unemployment offices is unconstitutional, lawsuit alleges (Des Moines Register, 8/24/11)
Branstad gushes about Perry, but says Huntsman’s making ‘tragic mistake’ (Des Moines Register,8/22/11)
Iowa Dems ask: How much will Branstad’s job tour cost taxpayers? (Des Moines Register, 8/22/11)
Judge orders specifics in casino contribution case (Des Moines Register, 8/18/11)
Branstad/Reynolds announce “jobs tour” dates (Des Moines Register, 8/18/11)
Iowa tax breaks for the poor were too costly as compared to others, Branstad says (Des Moines Register, 8/8/11)
Branstad warns of Democratic caucus crashers; calls straw poll an ‘expectation game’ (Des Moines Register, 8/8/11)
NOM: ‘Three marriage champions have emerged’ (Iowa Independent, 8/5/11)
Senators: Anti-smoking official’s dismissal was illegal (Des Moines Register, 8/5/11)
Republicans say details lacking from Branstad’s IWD veto decision (Iowa Independent, 8/5/11)
Three 2012ers sign national marriage pledge (Iowa Independent, 8/4/11)
AFSCME lashes out over university presidents’ raises (Iowa Independent, 8/4/11)
State revenue drops $46M in July (Des Moines Register, 8/4/11)
Gov’s Office: AFSCME should’ve raised concerns long ago (Iowa Independent, 8/3/11)
Lawmakers must call special session, says AFSCME (Iowa Independent, 8/3/11)
Dems to Branstad: Special session is not your decision (Iowa Independent, 8/3/11)
AFSCME says Iowa prison staffing unsafe; Branstad aide calls for renegotiating union deal (Des Moines Register, 8/3/11)
Democratic senator again calls for special session on Iowa jobless offices (Des Moines Register, 8/1/11)
Branstad headed to Chicago to recruit businesses (Des Moines Register, 8/1/11)
State’s top anti-tobacco official cut; activists decry move (Des Moines Register, 8/1/11)
Branstad: Don’t count on special session (Iowa Independent, 8/1/11)

JULY 2011

Branstad vetoes highlight ideological gap (Des Moines Register, 7/29/11)
Reynolds was ‘impressed’ with IWD offices Branstad vetoed (Iowa Independent, 7/29/11)
Legislators begin process to override Branstad veto (Des Moines Register, 7/28/11)
Branstad vetoes created ‘mean-spirited’ budget, say union leaders (Iowa Independent, 7/28/11)
Branstad vetoes tax breaks for the poor; yanks promises to Lake Delhi (Des Moines Register, 7/28/11)
Dems want special session over Workforce Development offices (Iowa Independent, 7/28/11)
IFP: Branstad’s tax cut veto harms families, economic recovery (Iowa Independent, 7/28/11)
Branstad vetoes bill on making school organizations more open (Des Moines Register, 7/28/11)
Branstad signs human services budget (Des Moines Register, 7/27/11)
Advocates pay to tout oil, debt agendas at Iowa straw poll (Des Moines Register, 7/27/11)
Family Leader says support ‘unprecedented’ (Iowa Independent, 7/27/11)
Branstad dodges preschool questions:  ’I’ve learned the hard way, you have to build consensus’ (Des Moines Register, 7/26/11)
Judicial ousting efforts may see push back (Iowa Independent, 7/25/11)
Branstad calls for increasing Iowa’s academic standards (Des Moines Register, 7/25/11)
Branstad to attend Missouri River flood meeting (Des Moines Register, 7/22/11)
Editorial: Branstad has gone back on his word (Des Moines Register, 7/22/11)
Vander Plaats prompts PFLAG Blue Bunny boycott (Iowa Independent, 7/22/11)
Branstad’s lack of ‘Response’ disappoints Interfaith Alliance (Iowa Independent, 7/22/11)
GOP leader tells Vander Plaats: Presidential marriage pledge has ‘ridiculous implications’ (Des Moines Register, 7/22/11)
DNR chief says Branstad ordered him to resign (Des Moines Register, 7/21/11)
Despite campaign promise, Branstad charging fee for open-records info (Des Moines Register,7/20/11)
Advocacy group: 1,000 sign petition asking Vander Plaats to apologize (Des Moines Register,7/20/11)
Lt. Gov: Branstad is justified in slashing commissioner’s pay (Des Moines Register, 7/18/11)
Branstad signs bill creating new economic development agency (Des Moines Register, 7/18/11)
Commentary: Look for school push by Branstad (Des Moines Register, 7/16/11)
Opinion: Iowans need action, not just talk, from ’summit’ on education (Des Moines Register,7/16/11)
Opinion: Lawmakers need to look into Branstad’s actions (Des Moines Register, 7/15/11)
Iowa ends fiscal year with better-than-expected revenues (Des Moines Register, 7/14/11)
Vander Plaats: We stand by ‘marriage vow’ for GOP candidates (The Hill, 7/14/11)
Vander Plaats: I don’t give weight to endorsements (Iowa Independent, 7/14/11)
Editorial: ‘Marriage vow’ is a troubling case of bias (Des Moines Register, 7/14/11)
Dems consider an investigation into Branstad’s action against commissioner (Des Moines Register,7/13/11)
Editorial: Branstad oversteps authority with regents pressure (Des Moines Register, 7/13/11)
Gronstal: Vander Plaats ‘will not be terribly effective’ (Iowa Independent, 7/13/11)
Business group says it did not encourage Branstad to fire commissioner (Des Moines Register,7/13/11)
Branstad first demands resignation and then sinks commissioner’s pay (Des Moines Register,7/12/11)
Branstad disputes nonpartisan agency numbers showing budget growth (Des Moines Register,7/11/11)
Iowa marriage pledge continues to stir controversy (Des Moines Register, 7/11/11)
Iowa Democrats trying to stay in the game (LA Times, 7/10/11)
Democrats gearing up to claim Iowa is still ‘Obama country’ (Des Moines Register, 7/9/11)
Family Leader asks presidential candidates to sign marriage pledge (Des Moines Register, 7/7/11)
Dozens of state employees cut from Iowa’s payroll (Des Moines Register, 7/7/11)
Branstad to nearby governors: River association has failed us (Des Moines Register, 7/7/11)
Branstad plans town hall meetings prior to education summit (Des Moines Register, 7/7/11)
Branstad opponents plan a ‘people’s march on Terrace Hill’ (Des Moines Register, 7/6/11)
Activist group raps Branstad’s appointment to Iowa judicial nominating panel (Des Moines Register,7/6/11)
Branstad: Teacher retirements need to be reformed (Des Moines Register, 7/5/11)
Here’s a scorecard for the 2011 Legislature (Des Moines Register, 7/2/11)

JUNE 2011

Iowa Legislature adjourns; dispute on abortion rules resolved (Des Moines Register, 6/30/11)
Abortion policy negotiations ‘very, very close’ to agreement at Iowa Statehouse (Des Moines Register,6/30/11)
Abortion dispute blocks Iowa Legislature’s adjournment (Des Moines Register, 6/30/11)
Legislature deadline arrives at statehouse — and so do lawmakers (Iowa Independent, 6/30/11)
Property tax reform is likely casualty as Iowa Legislature heads towards adjournment (Des Moines Register, 6/29/11)
Thoughts turn to fields as Legislature persists (Iowa Independent, 6/29/11)
Vander Plaats threatens GOP primaries over abortion; misinforms on controversial funding (Iowa Independent, 6/29/11)
Dem lawmaker: Medicaid abortion funding may send Legislature into gridlock again (Iowa Independent, 6/28/11)
Logjam on state budget broken; adjournment possible next week, lawmakers predict (Des Moines Register, 6/24/11)
Vilsack tours rural manufacturing jobs ahead of Obama visit (Iowa Independent, 6/24/11)
Breakthrough in Iowa Statehouse budget talks (Des Moines Register, 6/23/11)
GOP lawmakers file official protest over Iowa Senate’s adjournment Wed night (Des Moines Register,6/23/11)
Brief rebellion by Iowa Senate Republicans quelled tonight (Des Moines Register, 6/22/11)
Iowa Senate budget bills headed for negotiations with House (Des Moines Register, 6/22/11)
Iowa Senate Republicans rebel, refuse to go home until session is over (Des Moines Register, 6/22/11)
Vander Plaats: Gronstal will face ‘huge’ re-election battle (Iowa Independent, 6/22/11)
Branstad: I want to assure Iowans I know what I’m doing (Des Moines Register, 6/21/11)
Branstad: ‘I know what i’m doing’ (Iowa Independent, 6/21/11)
1000+ petitioners to GOP senator: We will not ‘go home’ (Des Moines Register, 6/21/11)
Branstad hints it’s not too late for TX Gov. Rick Perry to enter Iowa caucus race (Des Moines Register,6/21/11)
Iowa Dems: We’ve come to agreement on almost 50 GOP budget items (Des Moines Register,6/20/11)
Dems ‘accept’ no allowable growth in 2012, expect three percent in 2013 (Iowa Independent,6/20/11)
IDP and GOP to Legislature: End the session (Iowa Independent, 6/20/11)
IDP: Branstad’s executive powers should be questioned (Iowa Independent, 6/20/11)
Faith in Iowa plans July forum series in support of marriage equality and judicial independence(Iowa Independent, 6/17/11)
GOP Chair: Social issues in 2012 ’starts the conversation’ (Iowa Independent, 6/17/11)
Branstad to discuss reviving economy at bi-partisan summit (Des Moines Register, 6/17/11)
Branstad releases no information about shutdown contingency plans (Des Moines Register, 6/17/11)
No shutdown contingency plan established by Governor (Iowa Independent, 6/17/11)
Vander Plaats: Social issues matter in 2012 (Iowa Independent, 6/16/11)
Board worried budget problems could jeopardize economic development projects across state (Des Moines Register, 6/16/11)
Selzer’s caucus secret for GOP moderates (Des Moines Register, 6/15/11)
Republicans, Democrats point fingers over stalemate on state budget (Des Moines Register, 6/15/11)
Branstad’s education summit sold out six weeks before event (Des Moines Register, 6/14/11)
Tax plan would sink Iowa government credit scores, attorneys warn legislators (Des Moines Register,6/14/11)
Branstad vows to keep government open as July 1 looms (Iowa Independent, 6/13/11)
Dems agree to GOP spending limit; Branstad indicates ongoing tax concerns (Des Moines Register,6/13/11)
Same-sex marriage not focus of GOP presidential speeches (Des Moines Register, 6/13/11)
Branstad’s rejected human rights director lands state education job (Des Moines Register, 6/10/11)
Branstad: Gingrich vacation a big mistake (Des Moines Register, 6/10/11)
Cities predict massive job eliminations and public safety cuts under GOP tax plan (Des Moines Register, 6/9/11)
Cracks in Iowa’s legislative stalemate? (Des Moines Register, 6/9/11)
Democrats file ethics complaint against Iowa Secretary of State (Des Moines Register, 6/9/11)
TX governor’s urging for day of prayer causes stir in Iowa (Des Moines Register, 6/9/11)
Branstad signs development tax credit bill into law (Des Moines Register, 6/9/11)
Nearly half of Iowans disapprove of Branstad’s work (Des Moines Register, 6/8/11)
House passes ‘omnibus’ budget; lawmakers cranky (Des Moines Register, 6/8/11)
Iowa Republicans pass nation’s toughest abortion restrictions (Des Moines Register, 6/8/11)
Budget debate begins, Dems warn of ‘colossal’ costs/residential tax shifts (Des Moines Register,6/8/11)
Abortion terminology would make Iowa proposal 2 weeks stricter than Nebraska’s (Des Moines Register, 6/8/11)
Iowa’s May revenue up nearly $138 million (Des Moines Register, 6/7/11)
Iowa union members to rally at the Capitol today (Des Moines Register, 6/7/11)
Budget stalemate speakers take digs at ‘Gov. Gronstal’; pan GOP, too (Des Moines Register, 6/7/11)
Iowa House-Senate near compromise on $1.5B health/human services budget (Des Moines Register,6/7/11)
Branstad on Iowa budget tour: My party is working in good faith (Des Moines Register, 6/6/11)
Iowa CCI critical of Branstad tour (Iowa Independent, 6/6/11)
GOP lawmaker tells Iowa student leaders “Go home” (Des Moines Regiser, 6/6/11)
Branstad’s budget tour costs: $4,500; Citizen input: Priceless (Des Moines Register, 6/6/11)
Iowa’s proposed 20-week abortion ban officially resurrected (Des Moines Register, 6/6/11)
Iowa Senate Dems plan budget hearings in PR counteroffensive (Des Moines Register, 6/3/11)
Branstad announces 43-city Iowa tour to promote his budget plan (Des Moines Register, 6/3/11)
Iowa House Speaker on budget stalemate: It’s time to stop dinking around (Des Moines Register,6/2/11)
Iowa GOP resurrects proposal to block rape/incest abortions (Des Moines Register, 6/2/11)
New GOP budget: Cut preschool in half; force state employees to pay $1200 health premiums (Des Moines Register, 6/2/11)
Ex-legislator wants to influence Iowa GOP caucuses on same-sex marriage issue (Des Moines Register, 6/1/11)
Iowa Republicans to approve ‘Frankenstein’ budget bill as early as Tuesday (Des Moines Register,6/1/11)
Iowa GOP team: We’re holding out hope Chris Christie will run (Des Moines Register, 6/1/11)

MAY 2011

Labor union to Branstad: Time to detail ’shutdown’ plans (Des Moines Register, 5/31/11)
And they’re off: Seven Iowa businessmen head to Chris Christie’s house (Des Moines Register,5/31/11)
Gronstal has lost control of his caucus, Branstad says (Des Moines Register, 5/31/11)
Iowa tax receipts up $228M compared to a year ago (Des Moines Register, 5/31/11)
Iowa Republican launches campaign in support of same-sex marriage (Des Moines Register, 5/27/11)
Light at end of Legislative tunnel dims before Memorial Day weekend (Iowa Independent, 5/27/11)
Angelo to launch ‘Iowa Republicans for Freedom’ (Iowa Independent, 5/27/11)
Iowa House Speaker: Branstad’s corporate income tax cuts dead (Des Moines Register, 5/26/11)
Fallon encouraging Democrats, independents to save Iowa GOP from itself (Iowa Independent,5/26/11)
Iowa’s universal preschool likely to remain (Iowa Independent, 5/26/11)
Republicans cite breakdown in Iowa budget talks; Democrats say they’re ready to negotiate (Des Moines Register, 5/26/11)
Branstad signs gambling bill, including Internet poker study (Des Moines Register, 5/26/11)
Taxpayer cost for extended legilsative sessionmostly mileage (Iowa Independent, 5/25/11)
Iowa budget fight snags Branstad’s preschool plan (Des Moines Register, 5/25/11)
Pawlenty’s ethanoll stance finds favor with Iowa lawmakers (Iowa Independent, 5/25/11)
Keystone XL Pipeline opponents critical of US House hearings (Iowa Independent, 5/24/11)
Congressman warns Iowa would lose thousands of jobs under plan supported by Branstad (Des Moines Register, 5/24/11)
Branstad may skip international trade trip if budget stalemate persists (Des Moines Register,5/23/11)
Iowa House Republicans expected to amend Senate abortion bill (Iowa Independent, 5/23/11)
Branstad, other governors urge passage of trade agreements (Des Moines Register, 5/23/11)
Family Leader missive suggests Iowa Senate dems pursue opposite of ‘Judeo-Christian ethics’ (Iowa Independent, 5/20/11)
Former GOP chair: Lawmakers have no incentive to break legislative gridlock (Iowa Independent,5/20/11)
Branstad: Talk of Iowa government shutdown ‘ridiculous’ (Des Moines Register, 5/19/11)
Iowa House could send tougher abortion bill back to Senate (Des Moines Register, 5/19/11)
Iowa budget phone/email battle: Branstad, 200+, Gronstal 200+ (Des Moines Register, 5/18/11)
Democrats skeptical of tally of governor’s office calls (Iowa Independent, 5/18/11)
Governor’s office says callers offering most support for GOP budget plan, not Democrats (Iowa Independent, 5/18/11)
Standoffs in Iowa Legislature put tally of bills at 22-year low point (Des Moines Register, 5/18/11)
Democrats seek public pressure for budget deal (Mason City Globe Gazette, 5/18/11)
GOP legislators, governor not happy with Democratic abortion bill (Radio Iowa, 5/18/11)
Branstad: Senate approach would not curb late-term abortions (Eastern Iowa Government, 5/17/11)
Sparring over Iowa’s political relevance (Des Moines Register, 5/17/11)
Iowa Republicans stand by budget proposals (Iowa Independent, 5/17/11)
Gronstal: Republicans just won’t listen (Iowa, 5/17/11)
Branstad backs Iowa against claim of tinfoil hats (Des Moines Register, 5/17/11)
In defense of the Iowa caucuses – New Hampshirites wear funny hats, too (Des Moines Register,5/17/11)
Gronstal to Iowans: Time to get involved in legislative gridlock (Iowa Independent, 5/17/11)
Gronstal asks Iowans to call Branstad to object to budget cuts (Des Moines Register, 5/17/11)
Tensions erupt as Iowa Senate battles, approves abortion bill (Iowa Independent, 5/16/11)
Branstad: Time to get Iowa campaign started (Politico, 5/16/11)
Gov. Branstad: Don’t skip Iowa, please! (Wall Street Journal, 5/16/11)
Branstad to potential presidential candidates: Pick up your pace (Des Moines Register, 5/16/11)
Iowa Senate passes measure aimed at abortion doctor (Reuters, 5/16/11)
Branstad: Iowa GOP presidential caucus field ‘wide open’ (Des Moines Register, 5/16/11)
Divided Iowa Senate approves abortion clinic bill (Des Moines Register, 5/16/11)
Mayors of large cities speak out against property tax proposal (Radio Iowa, 5/16/11)
Commentary: Appropriations bills wait for Democrats’ approval (Des Moines Register, 5/15/11)
Iowa GOP wants to tip the tax scales back a little (Muscatine Journal, 5/15/11)
Iowa conservative group hosting potential GOP candidates accepted $3 million in federal grants(Washington Post, 5/13/11)
Charges against Peninsula Gaming execs dropped (Des Moines Register, 5/13/11)
GOP leaders: Don’t expect passenger rail ‘to be added into the budget’ (Iowa Independent, 5/13/11)
Republicans deny likelihood of Iowa government shutdown (Iowa Independent, 5/13/11)
Another week, another failure to adjourn Iowa Legislature (Sioux City Journal, 5/13/11)
Vander Plaats: I am not the tea party’s voice (Iowa Independent, 5/12/11)
Divided Iowa Senate OKs $846M for universities, community colleges (Des Moines Register,5/12/11)
Iowa House leader: Thumbs down on state money for Iowa City-to-Chicago passenger train (Des Moines Register, 5/12/11)
Council Bluffs abortion clinic bill sent to Iowa Senate floor (Des Moines Register, 5/12/11)
Opinion: Could session last until the new fiscal year? (Des Moines Register, 5/12/11)
Branstad tells AP: Tims is right for tax fix (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/12/11)
Iowa’s budget boondoggle (Des Moines Register, 5/12/11)
New abortion bill will be introduced Thursday (Iowa Independent, 5/11/11)
Branstad: Iowa could become healthiest state (Des Moines Register, 5/11/11)
Feds provide $268M for Midwest passenger rail, but no more for Iowa City train (Des Moines Register, 5/11/11)
Today’s Iowa Senate session: Two-minutes, two lawmakers (Des Moines Register, 5/11/11)
Iowa House passes property tax reform plan (Iowa Independent, 5/11/11)
Culver to help lead ‘popular vote’ campaign (Des Moines Register, 5/11/11)
Branstad hoping to remain neutral in 2012 (Iowa Independent, 5/10/11)
Branstad unlikely to endorse in Iowa caucuses (RealClearPolitics, 5/10/11)
Braley urges Branstad, Legislature to invest in Chicago-to-Iowa City passenger rail route (Iowa Independent, 5/10/11)
House rejects considering blanket abortion ban (Des Moines Register, 5/10/11)
Feds ‘would go ballistic’ over Iowa’s proposed budget, GOP education official warns (Des Moines Register, 5/10/11)
Democrat bashes Branstad – commercial property tax plan shifts burden to residential homeowners(Iowa Independent, 5/9/11)
Five on Iowa team recruiting Christie say ‘it’s nothing against the rest’ (Des Moines Register,5/9/11)
Senate Democrats raise possibility of Iowa govt shutdown July 1 (Des Moines Register, 5/9/11)
Iowa’s April revenue drops $41 million (Des Moines Register, 5/9/11)
Gronstal: Legislation to block a Nebraska abortion doctor likely (Des Moines Register, 5/9/11)
Vander Plaats defends ethanol at Tea Party event (Des Moines Register, 5/9/11)
Vander Plaats: Christie welcome to run in Iowa (Des Moines Register, 5/9/11)
Branstad wants abortion debate (Omaha World-Herald, 5/7/11)
Anti-abortion rally targets Gronstal (Des Moines Register, 5/6/11)
Democrat defends decision to bring abortion bill to Iowa Senate floor (Iowa Independent, 5/6/11)
Senate addressing constitutionality of abortion bill; amendments anticipated early next week (Iowa Independent, 5/6/11)
Vander Plaats traveling to DC to warn congress about raising debt ceiling (Des Moines Register,5/5/11)
Gronstal: Lowered budget is “gut punch” to middle class Iowans (Iowa Independent, 5/5/11)
House budget chair: We support two-year fiscal plans (Des Moines Register, 5/5/11)
Iowa Legislature derailed after rejected olive branches, puffing, backward steps and gut punches(Des Moines Register, 5/5/11)
GOP primary ahead to face Gronstal? (Des Moines Register, 5/5/11)
Iowa GOP pressures Gronstal on abortion bill, phoning his constituents (Des Moines Register, 5/4/11)
State flood aid to Cedar Rapids likely dead after local ballot rejection (Des Moines Register, 5/4/11)
Senate pushes forward with 2% allowable growth for Iowa school districts (Iowa Independent,5/3/11)
Rare maneuver forces bill banning late-term abortions to Iowa Senate floor (Des Moines Register,5/3/11)
Two groups sue Branstad over project labor agreements (Des Moines Register, 5/3/11)
Unions: Branstad acted illegally in outlawing PLAs (Des Moines Register, 5/3/11)
Branstad, Gronstal talk privately on issues, but ‘have a long ways to go.’ (Des Moines Register,5/3/11)
Branstad-Gronstal closed-door talks Tuesday; lawmakers still deadlocked (Des Moines Register,5/2/11)
State govt general funds receipts almost 1% below estimates (Des Moines Register, 5/2/11)

APRIL 2011

State budget battle grounds remain education funding and property tax relief (Iowa Independent,4/29/11)
Founder says Iowans for Tax Relief will survive, slowly increase staff (Des Moines Register, 4/29/11)
Iowans for Discounted Taxes calls for action on income tax cut (Des Moines Register, 4/28/11)
Iowa lawmakers remain deadlocked on education spending, tax issues (Des Moines Register,4/28/11)
Gronstal facing hometown pressure to stop Council Bluffs abortion clinic (Des Moines Register,4/27/11)
Declining support for higher education hits rural and low-income areas hard (Iowa Independent,4/27/11)
Departure of five Iowans for Tax Relief staffers shakes up GOP politics (Des Moines Register, 4/27/11)
Juvenile justice bill essentially dead for session (Iowa Independent, 4/26/11)
Iowa Senate Republicans unite in opposition to Harkin Institute (Iowa Independent, 4/26/11)
Iowa GOP’s new tax compromise smacks of big brother, critics warn (Des Moines Register, 4/26/11)
Iowa tax revenues up 4.4% for past 12 months (Des Moines Register, 4/25/11)
Branstad taking questions for “Ask the Gov” project (Des Moines Register, 4/25/11)
Lawmaker: Impeachment of Iowa judges is not dead (Des Moines Register, 4/25/11)
Budget squeeze targets higher education (Iowa Independent, 4/26/11)
Branstad defends veto; says Dems should realize ‘it’s a new day’ (Des Moines Register, 4/25/11)
GOP’s new campaign: Zero is better for Iowa’s education (Des Moines Register, 4/25/11)
Iowa GOP presidential power rankings: The Hawkeye State remains wide open (Iowa Independent,4/25/11)
Influential Republican Ed Failor moves on from Iowans for Tax Relief (Des Moines Register, 4/25/11)
Branstad vetoes bipartisan tax relief package, budget battles continue (Iowa Independent, 4/22/11)
Iowa House Speaker dooms impeachment of four Supreme Court justices (Des Moines Register,4/22/11)
Judge dismisses suit challenging ouster of Iowa Supreme Court justices (Des Moines Register,4/22/11)
GOP House members seek impeachment of Iowa justices for same-sex marriage decision (Iowa Independent, 4/22/11)
Branstad vetoes key parts of bipartisan Iowa tax deal, says broader reform needed (Des Moines Register, 4/21/11)
Resolutions filed to impeach 4 Iowa high court justices (Des Moines Register, 4/21/11)
It’s official! Vilsack planning on challenging King in 4th District (Iowa Independent, 4/20/11)
Branstad signs redistricting, says it helps soften partisanship (Des Moines Register, 4/19/11)
Branstad to sign bill to block money from Iranian companies (Iowa Independent, 4/19/11)
Iowa finalizes map that eliminates one congressional seat (Roll Call, 4/19/11)
Iowa Senate Dems claim Branstad creating “McDonald’s” jobs (Des Moines Register, 4/19/11)
Democratic radio ads begin today targeting King and Latham (Des Moines Register, 4/19/11)
WI Rep. Tammy Baldwin gives voice to Iowa Democrats’ newfound unity (Iowa Independent,4/18/11)
Iowa lawmakers send Branstad spending, tax relief package (Des Moines Register, 4/18/11)
‘It will be a holy war,’ says Tom Vilsack of Christie’s possible Congressional bid (Des Moines Register,4/18/11)
Branstad: No deals with Democrats on two-year budget demand (Des Moines Register, 4/18/11)
Gronstal discusses alternatives to Branstad’s request for a two-year budget (Iowa Independent,4/18/11)
Elected officials ponder new maps’ numbers (Des Moines Register, 4/16/11)
Lawmakers, governor debate commercial property tax options, school funding (Iowa Independent,4/15/11)
Republican Latham will move to run in Third District (Washington Post, 4/15/11)
Branstad predicts Iowa Chief Justice will see effort to oust him in retention vote next year (Des Moines Register, 4/15/11)
Latham will move to challenge Boswell in 2012 (Des Moines Register, 4/15/11)
Branstad will sign redistricting plan into law (Des Moines Register, 4/15/11)
Iowans for Tax Relief push against Branstad (Iowa Independent, 4/15/11)
Iowa Legislature approves redistricting plan (Des Moines Register, 4/14/11)
Branstad in ‘no big hurry’ to approve redistricting plan, if Legislature approves it today (Radio Iowa, 4/14/11)
Loebsack makes run in new 2nd District official as legislature approves new map (Iowa Independent,4/14/11)
Vander Plaats: Family Leader may endorse in 2012 presidential primary (Des Moines Register,4/14/11)
Vander Plaats comparison of homosexuality to second hand smoke gets the Colbert treatment (Iowa Independent, 4/13/11)
House Republicans sink another attempt to increase school budgets (Des Moines Register, 4/13/11)
Iowa Senate panel OKs redistricting plan; could be approved by Legislature as early as Thursday(Des Moines Register, 4/12/11)
Vander Plaats, the Iowa caucus kingmaker (The Atlantic, 4/12/11)
As promised, Branstad vetoes one-year budget (Iowa Independent, 4/12/11)
Iowa House passes one-year budget bill (Iowa Independent, 4/7/11)
About a dozen people attend final redistricting hearing in Des Moines (Des Moines Register, 4/7/11)
Donors to economic development group would be public under amendment (Des Moines Register,4/7/11)
Gronstal says ’stay tuned’ for Democratic response to Branstad’s budget demands (Des Moines Register, 4/7/11)
Iowa Senate Democrats unveil $200 million plan for commercial property tax relief (Des Moines Register, 4/7/11)
One-year Iowa budget headed to Branstad; veto likely (Des Moines Register, 4/6/11)
Effort to change how Iowa judges are selected fails in the House (Des Moines Register, 4/6/11)
Iowa House passes education budget with $49 million in cuts to higher education (Iowa Independent, 4/6/11)
Showdown brewing over biennial budget (Iowa Independent, 4/5/11)
Democrat: We won’t offer a 2-year budget (Des Moines Register, 4/5/11)
Senate Democrats offer qualified support for Branstad’s plan for new economic development entity(Des Moines Register, 4/5/11)
Chet Culver has a new job (Des Moines Register, 4/4/11)
Branstad on one-year budget: ‘I’ll veto it, and I’ll veto it, and I’ll veto it.’ (Des Moines Register,4/4/11)
Iowans view Pawlenty as candidate who could go all the way (Iowa Independent, 4/4/11)
As Iowa’s prisons near record 9,000 inmates, union leader worries about safety (Des Moines Register,4/4/11)
IA House GOP: Cut human rights advocacy budget in half (Des Moines Register, 4/4/11)
Senate Dems will OK one-year Iowa budget despite Branstad veto pledge (Des Moines Register,4/4/11)
Branstad’s environmental veto a useless act? (Des Moines Register, 4/4/11)
Branstad to veto environmental rule (Des Moines Register, 4/4/11)
Democrats want taxpayers to drop Branstad’s chef (Des Moines Register, 4/4/11)
Educators: GOP plan will raise your taxes (Des Moines Register, 4/4/11)
King vs.Latham Matchup would be Once in One Hundred event in Iowa history (Smart Politics, 4/1/11)
How balanced is Iowa’s redistricting proposal? See for yourself…(Des Moines Register, 4/1/11)
Iowa Sec of State says Democrats killed his voter ID bill (Des Moines Register, 4/1/11)

MARCH 2011

Iowa House approves Nebraska’s 20-week abortion ban (Des Moines Register, 3/31/11)
State lawmakers still digesting redistricting proposal, praising process (Iowa Independent, 3/31/11)
Iowa redistricting: New maps are out (Swing State Project, 3/31/11)
Braley & Loebsack paired, King with Latham in proposed new US House map (Des Moines Register,3/31/11)
IA redistricting proposal matches two pairs of incumbents against each other (Washington Post,3/31/11)
Views mixed on redistricting plan (Omaha World-Herald, 3/31/11)
Deace: Branstad should not be trusted (Iowa Independent, 3/29/11)
Iowa Dems launch new site critical of GOP (Des Moines Register, 3/28/11)
Branstad to schools: Plan around my budget proposal (Des Moines Register, 3/28/11)
Commentary: The GOP’s Iowa problem (Salon, 3/28/11)
Iowa House votes to restructure economic department (Des Moines Register, 3/26/11)
Iowa revenue projections up $87 million (Des Moines Register, 3/25/11)
Pro-life advocates to Iowa GOP: Time to act is now (Des Moines Register, 3/16/11)
Nine Democratic senators in Iowa ask for delay in nuclear plant (Des Moines Register, 3/15/11)
Gingrich sends $150K to Iowa through aide’s group (Des Moines Register, 3/15/11)
Protesters greet Branstad as he travels around Iowa (Iowa Independent, 3/10/11)
Public employees could negotiate health insurance, amendment will allow (Des Moines Register,3/9/11)
Republicans revive gun bill to make Iowa’s permit-to-carry system optional (Des Moines Register,3/9/11)
Human rights advocates to Branstad/legislature: Work with us (Des Moines Register, 3/9/11)
Iowa human rights director’s muzzle on staff raises rancor (Des Moines Register, 3/9/11)
Limit Iowa governor budget transfer abilities, lawmakers say (Des Moines Register, 3/8/11)
Branstad signs first law, Taxpayers First Act, with little fanfare (Des Moines Register, 3/8/11)
Governor’s school reform plans will unfold on new blog (Des Moines Register, 3/8/11)
Obama taps Branstad for Council of Governors’ post (Des Moines Register, 3/1/11)
Compare Iowa’s state/private wages in union negotiations, lawmakers say (Des Moines Register,3/1/11)


Branstad: 2012 caucuses will move if Florida refuses to budget (CNN, 2/26/11)
Democrats: GOP preschool plan leaves families in the lurch (Des Moines Register, 2/24/11)
Dems push labor-bill debate all night long (Des Moines Register, 2/24/11)
Local governments worried about sudden property tax cut (Des Moines Register, 2/24/11)
Iowa bills open door for use of deadly force to protect the unborn (Iowa Independent, 2/24/11)
Iowa GOP chief: It’s not just social issues (Politico, 2/23/11)
Iowa labor rallies while House GOP pushes collective bargaining bill (Iowa Independent, 2/23/11)
Prohibit Supreme Court from ruling on marriage, Republicans say (Des Moines Register, 2/23/11)
Branstad announces Supreme Court choices (Des Moines Register, 2/23/11)
State auditor fears Branstad budget projections may be too optimistic (Iowa Independent, 2/23/11)
Workforce development director responds to questions about her work hours (Des Moines Register,2/23/11)
Branstad fills Iowa Supreme Court vacancies (Iowa Independent, 2/23/11)
Democrat reacts positively to three Iowa Supreme Court picks (Des Moines Register, 2/23/11)
Iowa Senate Democrats propose $6.145 billion budget (Des Moines Register, 2/22/11)
Term limits for Iowa’s legislature? (Des Moines Register, 2/22/11)
Branstad won’t push for major change to collective bargaining (Cedar Rapids Gazette, 2/22/11)
Iowa Republicans: Education cuts are not causing tuition increases (Iowa Independent, 2/21/11)
Redistricting maps – 10 possible maps for the next decade (Des Moines Register, 2/20/11)
Branstad’s budget would force DHS layoffs, human services chief says (Des Moines Register,2/16/11)
Push on with Cedar Rapids convention project despite Branstad’s order, state senator says (Des Moines Register, 2/16/11)
Democrats call Branstad preschool plan part of an ‘attack on public education’ (Iowa Independent,2/15/11)
Iowa House panel favors changes in public employee bargaining (Des Moines Register, 2/15/11)
Branstad’s plan for preschool targets low income (Des Moines Register, 2/14/11)
House subcommittee passes bill declaring life begins at conception (Des Moines Register, 2/14/11)
Democratic lawmakers bash Branstad’s preschool plan (Des Moines Register, 2/14/11)
Local elections officials oppose bill to require photo ID to vote (Des Moines Register, 2/14/11)
Education funding will take priority this week (Iowa Independent, 2/14/11)
Labor showdown brewing between Branstad, Cedar Rapids (Iowa Independent, 2/14/11)
‘Personhood’ bill passes Iowa House subcommittee (Iowa Independent, 2/14/11)
Budget plan will lead to teacher layoffs, Democrats say (Iowa Independent, 2/11/11)
Dem budget proposal saves free preschool and anti-smoking programs (Des Moines Register,2/10/11)
Census: Iowa growth almost entirely in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids areas (Mason City Globe Gazette,2/10/11)
Teacher layoffs/larger class sizes a GOP budget reality, Dems say (Des Moines Register, 2/10/11)
Census: Iowa suburbs soar in population; rural counties have losses (Des Moines Register, 2/10/11)
Think tank report says Iowa businesses taxed lightly (Des Moines Register, 2/9/11)
Opinion: What Iowa needs: Infrastructure, capital and PR (Des Moines Register, 2/9/11)
Branstad will attend two forums Saturday seeking examples of onerous regulations (Des Moines Register, 2/9/11)
Marriage bill dead but door left open for resurrection, Republican says (Des Moines Register, 2/9/11)
Iowa civil rights director: Marriage bill would violate law (Des Moines Register, 2/9/11)
Editorial: Iowa should not encourage discrimination (Des Moines Register, 2/8/11)
Editorial: Branstad taking good approach to appointing justices (Mason City Globe Gazette, 2/8/11)
Look at justice candidates’ backgrounds, Branstad told (Des Moines Register, 2/8/11)
Branstad warns GOP presidential candidates not to mess with Iowa (CNN, 2/8/11)
Bill in Iowa House aims to protect same-sex marriage objectors (Des Moines Register, 2/8/11)
No budgetary school growth, House GOP says (Des Moines Register, 2/8/11)
Branstad: Talking about granddaughter’s preschool is inappropriate (Des Moines Register, 2/7/11)
Branstad warns of limits to tax cuts (Quad-City Times, 2/7/11)
Audio: Branstad says he hasn’t endorsed Pawlenty (Radio Iowa, 2/7/11)
Branstad: ‘I think it’s great that a justice nominee donated to me’ (Des Moines Register, 2/7/11)
Editorial: Stand firm on civil rights, Iowa (Des Moines Register, 2/6/11)
Video: Branstad: I think the court made a mistake (Des Moines Register, 2/5/11)
Video: Gronstal: I won’t put your rights to a vote (Des Moines Register, 2/5/11)
Branstad’s granddaughter goes to state-paid reschool (Des Moines Register, 2/4/11)
House OKs letting Iowans opt out of new health law (Des Moines Register, 2/3/11)
Pairing of religious conservatism with fiscal sets Iowa tea partiers apart (Washington Post, 2/3/11)
Branstad aide: Broder claim of gov backing Pawlenty “100% inaccurate” (Des Moines Register,2/3/11)
Commentary: It won’t be easy to kill same-sex marriage (Des Moines Register, 2/2/11)
House panel votes for 20% income tax cut (Radio Iowa, 2/2/11)
Bill to derail federal health mandate passes Iowa House (Des Moines Register, 2/2/11)
Study questions Branstad’s privatization of economic development plan (Des Moines Register,2/2/11)
Education cuts linked to loss of federal grants (Des Moines Register, 2/2/11)
Branstad calls for education reform (KCRG, 2/2/11)
Gronstal still vows to block marriage vote (Sioux City Journal, 2/2/11)
High court nominee was Branstad campaign donor (Des Moines Register, 2/2/11)
Report: Other states struggled with public-private economic development agencies (Des Moines Register, 2/2/11)
House OKs marriage vote; 3 Dems vote with GOP (Des Moines Register, 2/1/11)
Group calls for IRS investigation into American Future Fund (Iowa Independent, 2/1/11)
2 Senate Dems say loyalty to Gronstal trumps support for marriage amendment (Des Moines Register, 2/1/11)
Iowa House passes constitutional ban on same-sex marriage (Iowa Independent, 2/1/11)
GOP lawmakers want to make gun tax/registration unconstitutional (Des Moines Register, 2/1/11)
House advances constitutional amendment on gay marriage by 62-37 vote (Radio Iowa, 2/1/11)
Could Iowa declare its residents exempt from federal health-reform law? (Des Moines Register,2/1/11)
Impassioned testimony marks public debate over gay marriage ban (Iowa Independent, 2/1/11)


Branstad pitches legislation to swap IDED with IPEP (Des Moines Register, 1/31/11)
Former GOP senator: This gay marriage debate devalues lives (Des Moines Register, 1/31/11)
Branstad refuses to say whether gay marriage bill goes too far (Iowa Independent, 1/31/11)
Branstad far outspent Culver late in campaign (Des Moines Register, 1/31/11)
Summary of new economic development public-private partnership (Des Moines Register, 1/31/11)
Ten-city tour aims to pinpoint state regulation holding back businesses (Des Moines Register,1/31/11)
Obama, Branstad speeches frame discussion (Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 1/30/11)
Business, industry wary of tax credit revamp (Des Moines Register, 1/30/11)
Branstad budget is hot topic (Omaha World-Herald, 1/29/11)
Gronstal: Branstad tax plan will face tough road (Sioux City Journal, 1/29/11)
Justice finalist list has one minority (Des Moines Register, 1/29/11)
Branstad: Tax plans will help Iowa economy (Quad-City Times, 1/29/11)
Nine finalists named for three vacant seats on Iowa Supreme Court (Iowa Independent, 1/28/11)
Editorial: Branstad vision for Iowa not complete (Des Moines Register, 1/28/11)
Judicial interviews likely to be private (Des Moines Register, 1/28/11)
Some question quickness of judicial nominations (KCCI, 1/28/11)
Branstad: No state role in new rail service (The Gazette, 1/28/11)
Iowa Farm Bureau applauds Branstad’s budget stance (Des Moines Register, 1/28/11)
Opinion: Casino tax will rise, with caveats (Des Moines Register, 1/28/11)
Branstad to detail new economic development authority Monday (Des Moines Register, 1/28/11)
Branstad budget plan would end free preschool (Des Moines Register, 1/28/11)
Gronstal says Branstad either ‘deliberately misleading’ or has ‘faulty memory’ on casino tax (Radio Iowa, 1/28/11)
AFSCME president blasts Branstad’s budget plan (Radio Iowa, 1/28/11)
Branstad backs new development plans (Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, 1/28/11)
Casino interests recoil at proposed tax increase (Des Moines Register, 1/28/11)
Educators: Iowa budget might hurt schools (Quad-City Times, 1/28/11)
Culver’s gone, but stil defending public employee unions (Des Moines Register, 1/28/11)
Supreme Court judicial nominating commission begins deliberations (Des Moines Register, 1/27/11)
Dem leader: Republicans will stop at nothing to take away Iowans’ rights (Iowa Independent,1/27/11)
Romney may skip Iowa in 2012 (National Journal, 1/27/11)
Senate Dems vote down push for gay marriage ban (Iowa Independent, 1/27/11)
Senate Democrats propose help for small businesses (Des Moines Register, 1/26/11)
Symbolic vote on gay marriage fails in Iowa Senate this morning (Des Moines Register, 1/27/11)
Republicans say Senate test on gay marriage could happen Thursday (Des Moines Register, 1/26/11)
Gay marriage ban passed by committee, public hearing next week (Iowa Independent, 1/25/11)
On Tuesday, loud crowd tells Branstad: People before corporations (Des Moines Register, 1/25/11)
Branstad: ‘I’m willing to limit the governor’s ability to move money around (Des Moines Register,1/24/11)
Branstad proposing zero education budget growth (Des Moines Register, 1/24/11)
Branstad seeks alternative to tax subsidy for high-speed rail service (Des Moines Register, 1/24/11)
Branstad replaces 3 Cutler appointees on parole board (Des Moines Register, 1/24/11)
University leaders warn education cuts may have dire consequences (Iowa Independent, 1/24/11)
Is this what Iowa voters truly want? (Des Moines Register, 1/22/11)
ISU study: State employees with degrees make less than private sector workers (Des Moines Register,1/21/11)
Branstad’s position on individual mandate called into question (Iowa Independent, 1/21/11)
Experts fear GOP budget cuts could undermine long-term economic growth (Iowa Independent,1/21/11)
After Branstad joins suit against health reform, Miller takes opposite tack (Des Moines Register,1/21/11)
2010 wrap-up: Branstad outraises Culver, despite Democrat’s head start (Des Moines Register,1/20/11)
Supermajority oppose GOP’s budget proposals, CCI says (Des Moines Register, 1/19/11)
House GOP sinks effort to save Iowa’s preschool program (Des Moines Register, 1/19/11)
Marriage amendment introduced in Iowa House (Iowa Independent, 1/19/11)
Branstad’s budget transfer authority will be limited if shift to biennial budgeting occurs (Des Moines Register, 1/19/11)
Legislators react to Chief Justice’s speech (Des Moines Register, 1/12/11)
GOP lawmakers vow to continue push for judicial impeachment (Iowa Independent, 1/12/11)
Vander Plaats encourages SC resignations, impeachment on first stop of 99-county tour (Des Moines Register, 1/12/11)
Chief Justice warns Iowa lawmakers about threat to checks and balances (Des Moines Register,1/12/11)
Chief Justice: We knew gay marriage ruling would be scrutinized (Des Moines Register, 1/12/11)
Culver defends his legacy in final Condition of the State (Iowa Independent, 1/11/11)
Pederson: Politicians using Iowa Supreme Court for political gain (Des Moines Register, 1/11/11)
Democratic leader warns GOP: Don’t focus on divisive issues (Des Moines Register, 1/10/11)
Branstad to disclose inaugural donors; transition transparency questioned (Iowa Independent,1/10/11)
Budget surplus under scrutiny (Des Moines Register, 1/8/11)
Conservative leaders: Supreme Court justices ‘immoral,’ ‘enemies of God’ (Iowa Independent,1/7/11)
Culver lays out his legacy while GOP aims to dismantle it (Iowa Independent, 1/7/11)
Branstad-allied American Future Fund among nation’s most prolific campaign 2010 outside funders(Iowa Independent, 1/7/11)
Branstad budgeter creates model for public-private job creation partnership (Quad-City Times,1/7/11)
Iowa lawmakers ready to take on tax issues (Bloomberg, 1/7/11)
Branstad sees $700M shortfall in budget (Bloomberg, 1/7/11)
Advocacy group: Don’t use wrecking ball on Iowa Supreme Court (Des Moines Register, 1/7/11)
Branstad’s tax breaks to corporations ‘morally wrong’ (Des Moines Register, 1/7/11)
Iowa lawmakers say they’re ready to cut some taxes despite budget woes, complexity of system(WQAD, 1/7/11)
Yesterday’s governor faces today’s budget woes (Creston News Advertiser, 1/7/11)
Branstad stands by budget estimate (Des Moines Register, 1/7/11)
Culver: Iowa shows signs of economic recovery (Iowa, 1/7/11)
Culver wraps up tour, looks back at his governorship, pleased (Des Moines Register, 1/7/11)
Democrats would ’shut the place down’ to block impeachment vote, Iowa House leader says (Des Moines Register, 1/7/11)
Culver farewell tour touts legacy of promises kept (WQAD, 1/6/11)
Branstad wants to cut taxes along with spending (Radio Iowa, 1/6/11)
Republicans continue impeachment push over Branstad opposition (Iowa Independent, 1/6/11)
Culver: Gronstal’s refusal to allow gay marriage debate won’t hurt him politically (Sioux City Journal, 1/6/11)
Branstad: Worst thing we can do is become too optimistic (Des Moines Register, 1/6/11)
NOM funding comes from few sources (Iowa Independent, 1/6/11)
Culver: ‘I’m at peace,’ wish Branstad the best (Iowa Independent, 1/6/11)
Tough budget times put target on public employees (Iowa Independent, 1/5/11)
Opinion: Talk of impeaching justices should end (Sioux City Journal, 1/5/11)
Vander Plaats plans 99 county tour targeting remaining judges (Iowa Independent, 1/5/11)
New group to grade Iowa judges, recruit ‘constitutionalist attorneys’ for the bench (Des Moines Register, 1/4/11)
Branstad speaks out against impeaching Supreme Court justices (Iowa Independent, 1/4/11)
Additional Iowa abortion restrictions a legislative likelihood, GOP says (Des Moines Register, 1/4/11)
Iowa GOP lays out education cuts, Branstad calls for ‘lifestyle change’ in budget (Iowa Independent,1/4/11)
Impeachment of Iowa justices lagging as GOP plan (Sioux City Journal, 1/4/11)
Culver orders $83.7 million spending cut (Bloomberg, 1/4/11)
Opinion: Branstad deserves some praise (Des Moines Register, 1/4/11)
Branstad embraces voucher system for preschool (Radio Iowa, 1/4/11)
Justice, Not Politics reacts to Branstad statements about justices (Des Moines Register, 1/4/11)
Branstad: it’s ‘pretty obvious’ there are no grounds to impeach justices (Radio Iowa, 1/4/11)
Branstad: K-12 schools may see no increase in general state aid (Radio Iowa, 1/4/11)
AG Miller calls for more transparency in political influence (Iowa Independent, 1/3/11)
Former advisor says Vander Plaats ‘obsessed with the gay-marriage issue’ (Iowa Independent,1/3/11)
Iowa Core would be dropped under House Republicans budget plan (Des Moines Register, 1/3/11)
House GOP budget bill could kill Iowa City passenger train (Des Moines Register, 1/3/11)
IA GOP: Replace universal preschool with vouchers (Des Moines Register, 1/3/11)
Iowa Republicans clash with higher education officials over budget (Iowa Independent, 1/3/11)
GOP budget plan could derail Iowa City-Chicago line (Iowa Independent, 1/3/11)
IA GOP bill: Eliminate preschool, cancel sabbaticals, and chop AEA budgets (Des Moines Register,1/3/11)
Opinion: State dollars should help Medicaid expand (Des Moines Register, 1/3/11)
Branstad looking at ways to ease mandates on schools (Mason City Globe Gazette, 1/3/11)
Battle brewing over state aid for schools (Iowa, 1/3/11)
Budget cutting priority one for GOP (Radio Iowa, 1/3/11)
GOP outlines cuts for Iowa budget (Sioux City Journal, 1/3/11)
Hard choices ahead for Medicaid (Des Moines Register, 1/2/11)
Branstad faces a changed Iowa (Des Moines Register, 1/2/11)
Branstad sets his agenda (Mason City Globe Gazette, 1/1/11)
Opinion: All Iowans have to sacrifice (Des Moines Register, 1/1/11)

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