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 2012

DECEMBER 2012

Patty Judge says she won’t run a second time with Chet Culver (Des Moines Register, 12/30/12)
Terry Branstad announces changes to application for restoring felons’ voting rights (Des Moines Register, 12/28/12)
Iowa DOT won’t issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants granted deferred action (Des Moines Register, 12/27/12)
In polarized nation, Iowa finds itself oddly split (AP, 12/26/12)
Former Gov. Chet Culver considering another gubernatorial run (Des Moines Register, 12/26/12)
GOP chair candidate says ‘it’s time for a new era in Iowa politics’ (Des Moines Register, 12/20/12)
Iowa elections chief expects more arrests for elections misconduct (Des Moines Register, 12/19/12)
Iowa’s election chief to testify at hearing on barriers to voting (Des Moines Register, 12/18/12)
King considering run for Harkin Senate seat (Roll Call, 12/17/12)
Obama’s Iowa campaign director considers bid for state elections chief (Des Moines Register,12/14/12)
Consultant: Medicaid expansion would save Iowa millions at first, cost down the road (Des Moines Registe, 12/14/12)
Branstad chooses joint federal/state health insurance exchange (Des Moines Register, 12/14/12)
Parents of murdered and kidnapped children to discuss death penalty with Branstad Monday (Des Moines Register, 12/13/12)
Iowa Chamber Alliance backs hike in state gas tax (Des Moines Register, 12/12/12)
Branstad hears praise and gripes at public hearing on state budget (Des Moines Register, 12/12/12)
As economy stabilizes, Terry Branstad floats idea of compromise (Omaha World-Herald, 12/10/12)
Feds would consider extension of existing Iowa health program, providing alternative to Medicaid expansion (Des Moines Register, 12/10/12)
Hatch: I’m considering a run for governor (Des Moines Register, 12/10/12)
Branstad: Death penalty won’t be priority in 2013 Iowa legislative session (Des Moines Register,12/10/12)
Education budget request doesn’t include costliest spending increases (Des Moines Register,12/10/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

Ready? Fire Ames! (National Review, 11/26/12)
Iowa straw poll on the outs with GOP establishment (AP, 11/22/12)
Top Iowa Republicans offer differing views on party’s future (Des Moines Register, 11/16/12)
Iowa AFSCME seeks 1% first year, 2% second year for new pact (Des Moines Register, 11/16/12)
Branstad: Iowa will work towards state health insurance exchange, but questions remain (Des Moines Register, 11/16/12)
Iowa Democrat urges state action on health care reform, Branstad aide calls it a bureaucratic ‘nightmare’ (Des Moines Register, 11/13/12)
Iowa Sec of State’s election glitch is a national embarrassment, critic says (Des Moines Register,11/7/12)
Democrats keep majority control of the Iowa Senate (Des Moines Register, 11/7/12)
Voters retain Justice David Wiggins (Des Moines Register, 11/7/12)
Gronstal re-elected to Iowa Senate; balance of power remains unclear (Des Moines Register, 11/7/12)
Record early voting in Iowa; almost half of likely voters cast ballot early (Des Moines Register,11/6/12)
Des Moines Register poll: Obama up 47-42 (Politico, 11/3/12)
Obama’s final stop of 2012 campaign will be in Iowa — with Bruce (Des Moines Register, 11/1/12)
Free and fair elections: Can Iowa and Texas legally bar international election monitors? (Slate,11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

Iowa warns international observers of arrest (Politico, 10/31/12)
Iowa to poll-watchers: Back off (Politico, 10/31/12)
Iowa Sec of State: International election observers could face arrest at Iowa polls (Des Moines Register, 10/31/12)
Obama, Romney will both have an ‘army of lawyers’ watching Iowa polls, says Branstad (Des Moines Register, 10/29/12)
Commentary: Time for a reality check on Des Moines Register endorsement (Des Moines Register,10/29/12)
Absentee ballot issues reported in 2 Iowa counties (Des Moines Register, 10/29/12)
Today’s Des Moines Register’s Page One (Iowa Politics, 10/25/12)
Hope rules this part of the swing state of Iowa (LA Times, 10/25/12)
In Iowa, the race becomes surprisingly competitive (LA Times, 10/25/12)
In Iowa and beyond, redrawn districts test favorites of Tea Party (New York Times, 10/4/12)
Prosecutors in Culver campaign contribution: Settlement was ‘in the best interest of justice’ (Des Moines Registers, 10/3/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

Des Moines Register Iowa Poll: Obama leads Romney by 4 points (Des Moines Register, 9/29/12)
All illegal campaign contribution charges dropped in Culver-casino case (Des Moines Register,9/28/12)
Promoting birth control has helped reduce unwanted pregnancies, Iowa group says (Des Moines Register, 9/27/12)
High early voting turnout mostly for Obama, Republicans say their own push is coming (Des Moines Register, 9/27/12)
Three polls show Steve King with single-digit leads over Christie Vilsack (Des Moines Register,9/27/12)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal urges Iowa voters to vote ‘No’ on Wiggins, Obama (Des Moines Register,9/26/12)
Iowa, MN, and Kansas govs talk up cooperation during Midwestern Governors Association meeting(Des Moines Register, 9/26/12)
Iowa Association of Business and Industry releases updated legislative endorsements (Des Moines Register, 9/25/12)
State employee benefits too generous? New study says yes by $116 million (Des Moines Register,9/24/12)
Rallies highlight November’s vote on Iowa Supreme Court justice (Des Moines Register, 9/24/12)
Editorial: Politics, principle and an attack on the courts (New York Times, 9/23/12)
NJ Gov. Christie, praised by Branstad, tells Iowa GOP Nov. 6 offers ‘golden opportunity’ (Des Moines Register, 9/20/12)
Governor wants Iowans to join him again for a healthy walk (Des Moines Register, 9/20/12)
Three Iowans charged with voter fraud; all are permanent legal residents but not citizens (Des Moines Register, 9/20/12)
Jindal, Santorum to join statewide bus tour opposing Iowa Justice Wiggins (Des Moines Register,9/18/12)
Branstad sees ‘delicate balance’ between parents and government to stop bullying (Des Moines Register, 9/17/12)
Secretary of state’s voter eligibility investigation on hold after judge issues injunction (Des Moines Register, 9/14/12)
Roll Call: All congressional race in Iowa are competitive (Des Moines Register, 9/13/12)
NJ Gov Christie will headline fundraiser for Iowa Senate Republicans (Des Moines Register, 9/13/12)
Polk judge refuses to throw out voting rules lawsuit against Iowa Sec of State Matt Schultz (Des Moines Register, 9/12/12)
Immigrant advocates again voice concerns over new voter-registration rules (Des Moines Register,9/11/12)
Entrepreneurs announce Iowa Small Businesses for Obama Council (Des Moines Register, 9/10/12)
Branstad calls Illinois ‘dysfunctional’ in defending state aid for Iowa fertilizer plant (Des Moines Register, 9/10/12)
NJ Gov Christie to campaign in Iowa for US Rep. Steve King (Des Moines Register, 9/10/12)
Branstad asks Iowans to spend 50 hours annually on volunteer work (Des Moines Register, 9/10/12)
Iowans for Freedom announces statewide ‘NO Wiggins’ bus tour (Des Moines Register, 9/6/12)
Commentary: O’Malley makes big impression on Iowans (Des Moines Register, 9/6/12)
Iowa Republicans add detail to legislative proposals for improving state economy (Des Moines Register, 9/6/12)
Iowan’s DNC speech on public safety sparks campaign clash (Des Moines Register, 9/5/12)
Branstad: Iowa employers to reap $100M in unemployment fund savings (Des Moines Register,9/4/12)
Iowa leaders plan 14 statewide STEM education meetings (Des Moines Register, 9/4/12)
Full Obama team to descend on Iowa (Des Moines Register, 9/2/12)

AUGUST 2012

Branstad improves in Iowa (Public Policy Polling, 8/30/12)
Branstad: Who remembers the delegation votes, anyway? (Des Moines Register, 8/28/12)
Iowa GOP chairman to oppose RNC rules on delegate selection (Des Moines Register, 8/27/12)
Commentary: GOP delegate rule proposal worries Iowa party leaders (Des Moines Register,8/27/12)
Iowa prison chief seeks budget hike, AFSCME leader says it’s not enough (Des Moines Register,8/24/12)
Iowa’s GOP caucuses will dodge threat from rule change, official says (Des Moines Register, 8/24/12)
How Ron Paul’s people took over a state (Buzzfeed, 8/23/12)
Trouble brewing for Iowa’s first-in-the-nation GOP caucuses? (Des Moines Register, 8/23/12)
Politicos speaking to Iowans at Democratic convention fuels 2016 talk (Des Moines Register,8/23/12)
Affordable Care Act discussion continues in Nebraska (Lincoln Journal Star, 8/21/12)
Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack honored by World Food Prize for efforts on China trade (Des Moines Register, 8/20/12)
Branstad: GOP control of Iowa Legislature could mean gay marriage referendum, abortion restrictions (Des Moines Register, 8/20/12)
Branstad orders more public input for state government regulations (Des Moines Register, 8/20/12)
Iowa Sec of State clarifies review of voter rolls, gets support from AG (Des Moines Register, 8/17/12)
Governor, Republican legislators pledge united effort to keep Iowa strong (Des Moines Register,8/16/12)
Iowa GOP to announce ‘unified campaign plan’ Thursday at State Fair (Des Moines Register,8/15/12)
After Branstad criticizes Obama, the campaign accuses him of repeating a lie (Des Moines Register,8/15/12)
Obama and Ryan duel over farm aid, economy in Iowa (LA Times, 8/14/12)
Branstad: I wasn’t in the running as a VP contender; says Obama is taking credit for Iowa’s work(Des Moines Register, 8/13/12)
Obama rejoins campaign trail in Iowa and finds a brand-new rival there (New York Times, 8/13/12)
Update: Conservative group kicks off renewed effort to boot Iowa Supreme Court justice (Des Moines Register, 8/11/12)
Mitt Romney’s VP pick Paul Ryan will play well in Iowa, Republicans say (Des Moines Register,8/11/12)
Paul Ryan choice: Most Iowa Republicans cheer — ‘great,’ strong conservative’ (Des Moines Register,8/11/12)
Editorial: Politics, intolerance and fair courts (New York Times, 8/10/12)
Iowa Right to Life still likes Branstad, but hates Medicaid abortion decision (Des Moines Register,8/10/12)
Commentary: What awaits Obama in Iowa next week (Des Moines Register, 8/10/12)
Iowa Democratic party official arrested for OWI (Des Moines Register, 8/10/12)
Iowa, the forgotten swing state (FiveThirtyEight, 8/10/12)
In Iowa, trouble in the wind for Mitt Romney (LA Times, 8/9/12)
Voting rules would suppress Latinoa, groups seeking injunction say (Des Moines Register, 8/8/12)
Branstad on call for justice’s ouster: ‘Every citizen has the right to express their opinion’ (Des Moines Register, 8/6/12)
Romey ramps up ground game in Iowa with voter blitz (Des Moines Register, 8/4/12)
In tight Iowa race, Romney struggles to excite GOP base (New York Times, 8/3/12)
DHS denies petition to end state payment for abortions involving abnormalities, rape, incest (Des Moines Register, 8/3/12)
Black mold drives Branstad, First Lady, from Terrace Hill mansion (Des Moines Register, 8/2/12)
Follow-up: PAC spent $140,000 on contentious Iowa House GOP primary (Des Moines Register,8/1/12)
Iowa GOP chairman calls for ouster of another Supreme Court justice (Des Moines Register, 8/1/12)
Grassley distances himself from Iowa Supreme Court retention vote, Family Leader group (Des Moines Register, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

Iowa cuts 27 jobs at Woodward Resource Center for the disabled (Des Moines Register, 7/31/12)
Branstad wants to educate Romney on wind tax credit (Des Moines Register, 7/31/12)
Romney camp rebuffs Chuck Grassley on wind credits (Roll Call, 7/31/12)
Report: Up to 182,000 Iowans would gain insurance under Medicaid expansion (Des Moines Register,7/31/12)
Iowa business lobby announces 2012 legislative endorsements (Des Moines Register, 7/31/12)
GOP Rep. Latham on Romney’s opposition to wind tax credit: ‘It’s the wrong decision’ (Des Moines Register, 7/31/12)
Branstad: Drought won’t cause Iowa farmers to lose their land like in ’80s (Des Moines Register,7/30/12)
Corn, livestock hurting in severe drought, state officials say; outline aid efforts (Des Moines Register,7/30/12)
Lines now drawn on wind tax credit: Romney opposes it, Obama favors it (Des Moines Register,7/30/12)
GOP state rep:  I’ve voluntarily paid health premiums for years (Des Moines Register, 7/28/12)
No legislators voluntarily pay premiums (Des Moines Register, 7/27/12)
National report suggests changes in Iowa vote counting (Des Moines Register, 7/27/12)
Bobby Jindal to Iowans: Obama will try to ‘distract you’ with distortions about Romney (Des Moines Register, 7/27/12)
While Romney’s overseas, two governors stump for him in Iowa (Des Moines Register, 7/26/12)
Union raises prisons safety concerns (Sioux City Journal, 7/25/12)
Three more Iowa prison workers assaulted, union assails Branstad (Des Moines Register, 7/25/12)
Obama backers wade into GOP-heavy northwest Iowa to pressure Romney on wind, farming issues(Des Moines Register,7/24/12)
The caucus 2016 race is on? Jeb Bush to appear in Sioux City on Oct. 8 (Des Moines Register,7/24/12)
What do Gov. Branstad and Mitt Romney talk about? Officially nothing (Des Moines Register,7/20/12)
State employee union leader pessimistic about fall contract negotiations (Des Moines Register,7/20/12)
All 4 Iowa congressional races appear in ranking of 75 most competitive (Des Moines Register,7/20/12)
Hiring of new Iowa tobacco control official prompts questions (Des Moines Register, 7/20/12)
Conservative women’s group plans Iowa vote push (Des Moines Register, 7/19/12)
Harkin: Branstad made wrong decision on juvenile killers (Des Moines Register, 7/19/12)
Iowa net tax receipts soar by 11.2% in June (Des Moines Register, 7/18/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad won’t say if he’s being vetted to be Romney’s running mate (Des Moines Register, 7/16/12)
Branstad acts to keep 38 juvenile killers behind bars (Des Moines Register, 7/16/12)
Iowa prison chief defends staffing, calls corrections a ‘risk industry’ (Des Moines Register, 7/16/12)
Activists take message to state officials’ doorsteps (Des Moines Register, 7/14/12)
Two weeks after OWI guilty plea, Lamberti  elected Iowa’s top gambling regulator (Des Moines Register, 7/12/12)
Iowa casino license up for grab, strong bidding expected (Des Moines Register, 7/12/12)
Swing state Iowa ‘elastic’ in every sense, blog reports (Des Moines Register, 7/12/12)
Planned Parenthood reiterates opposition to proposed rule change on state funding for abortion (Des Moines Register, 7/11/12)
Gov. Branstad: Public meeting on drought will seek information and offer assistance (Des Moines Register, 7/11/12)
Union files complaint against Branstad over health insurance order (Des Moines Politics, 7/10/12)
Branstad will ask Congress to keep Iowa Air Guard’s F-16s (Des Moines Register, 7/9/12)
Terry Branstad criticizes President Obama ahead of Tuesday trip to Cedar Rapids (Des Moines Register, 7/9/12)
Auditor: State government making strides, but spending still exceeds revenues (Des Moines Register,7/9/12)
Heineman, Branstad scornful of Medicaid expansion (Omaha World-Herald, 7/8/12)
Obama, Branstad grab credit for new jobs (WCF Courier, 7/8/12)
Republicans bolster lead over Democrats in Iowa voter registrations (Des Moines Register, 7/5/12)
Branstad chokes eating carrots, is briefly hospitalized, spokesman says (Des Moines Register, 7/4/12)
Editorial: Policy makes it too hard for Iowa ex-felons to vote (Mason City Globe Gazette, 7/4/12)
Aide: Branstad will keep felon voting policy (Omaha World-Herald, 7/4/12)
Terry Branstad leaves hospital after choking on carrot (Huffington Post, 7/4/12)
Commentary: Good political theater — laughable request (Muscatine Journal, 7/3/12)
Branstad’s Medicaid knee-jerk (The Gazette, 7/3/12)
Branstad cool to Medicaid expansion (WCF Courier, 7/3/12)
Iowa workers may pay 20% of health care (CBS MoneyWatch, 7/3/12)
Branstad appoints prosecutor to lead Iowa Board of Parole (Des Moines Register, 7/3/12)
Commentary: Will Medicaid expand in Iowa? Look to voters (Des Moines Register, 7/2/12)
Branstad expects Iowa will turn down Medicaid expansion (Des Moines Register, 7/2/12)
Branstad opposition to Medicaid expansion could rebuff $800 million in fed aid (Des Moines Register,7/2/12)
Branstad volunteers to pay 20% of his health care costs (Des Moines Register, 7/2/12)
Branstad is firm on opposing idea to grow Medicaid (Des Moines Register, 7/2/12)

JUNE 2012

Iowa farm electrical inspections dropped; Critics tell Branstad that’s illegal and unsafe (Des Moines Register, 6/29/12)
Will the Iowa Legislature need a special session to deal with ‘Obamacare’? (Des Moines Register,6/28/12)
Will Branstad resist letting 150,000 more Iowans onto Medicaid? (Des Moines Register, 6/28/12)
Iowa reaction to health care ruling: State politics (Des Moines Register, 6/28/12)
Instead of Obamacare? No mandates, but live healthier lives, Iowa Republican says (Des Moines Register, 6/27/12)
Restive Iowa could be a presidential decider (LA Times, 6/24/12)
Editorial: Let food bank veto spur state’s generosity (Press-Citizen, 6/20/12)
Editorial: Food Bank veto was a mistake (The Gazette, 6/20/12)
Video: Despite veto, food banks plan to continue fight for state funding (KTIV, 6/20/12)
Lt. Gov Reynolds defends food spending veto (Mason City Globe Gazette, 6/19/12)
Branstad official defends $500,000 cute for Iowa food banks (Sioux City Journal, 6/18/12)
Audio: Lt. Governor says private sector should lead food bank effort (Radio Iowa, 6/18/12)
Lt. Gov promotes food drive despite veto that stripped $500k from the  effort (Des Moines Register,6/18/12)
Ron Paul’s Iowa maneuvers place GOP in awkward position (LA Times, 6/16/12)
Iowa GOP’s 2012 state convention features fight for party control (Radio Iowa, 6/15/12)
Branstad bashes Big Oil on ‘Ethanol Day’ (Des Moines Register, 6/15/12)
Branstad: ‘Big Oil doesn’t want to share with renewables’ (Des Moines Register, 6/15/12)
Editorial: Branstad talk of leadership has its irony (Des Moines Register, 6/15/12)
Branstad touts job growth (Quad-City Times, 6/15/12)
Opinion: Unions should cooperate with Branstad (The Gazette, 6/14/12)
Branstad appoints insurance commissioner (Des Moines Register, 6/14/12)
Progress Iowa circulates petition criticizing Terry Branstad, Mitt Romney for support of public-sector cuts (Des Moines Register,6/14/12)
Branstad touts state job growth, budget improvements (Mason City Globe Gazette, 6/14/12)
Commentary: Iowans shouldn’t miss the reality about lower public-sector pay (Des Moines Register, 6/13/12)
Video: Iowa governor says his state to ’sink’ Obama (Face the Nation, 6/13/12)
Branstad working on ‘Obamacare’ alternative (Des Moines Register, 6/12/12)
Branstad: State employees must pay for health care; predicts Obama will fail in Iowa (Des Moines Register, 6/12/12)
Commentary: Wisconsin outcome galvanizes Terry Branstad (Des Moines Register, 6/11/12)
Commentary: Next move? The players are in place for state and national races (Des Moines Register, 6/10/12)
Branstad hits the road with weekly news conferences (KCRG, 6/9/12)
Branstad finalizes Iowa’s fiscal 2013 state budget (The Gazette, 6/8/12)
Branstad: Iowa can learn from recall vote (WCF Courier, 6/8/12)
Branstad returns from ‘trip of a lifetime’ to China (The Gazette, 6/8/12)
Lamberti to plead guilty to OWI and ‘move on’ (Radio Iowa, 6/7/12)
Branstad to announce job training initiative Monday (Des Moines Register, 6/7/12)
Incumbents still rule the race in Iowa’s primaries (Des Moines Register, 6/7/12)
Iowa gambling regulator Lamberti says Branstad offered support after OWI arrest (Des Moines Register, 6/7/12)
Another skirmish over state-owned communications network (Radio Iowa, 6/7/12)
Branstad inspired to follow Wisconsin’s lead (Omaha World-Herald, 6/7/12)
Iowa governor sees ‘great opportunity’ to boost pork exports (Bloomberg, 6/7/12)
Branstad landed from China trip, joined Pat Ward’s victory party (Des Moines Register, 6/6/12)
Family Leaders’ candidates post more wins than Branstad’s (Des Moines Register, 6/5/12)
Commentary: Behind-the-scenes supporters pivotal in some races (Des Moines Register, 6/5/12)
Iowa superintendent’s sexy emails embroil two school districts (LA Times, 6/3/12)
Branstad cuts food aid for needy (Blog for Iowa, 6/3/12)
Critics question Branstad’s narrow search for ‘drug czar’ (Indy Star, 6/2/12)
Iowa House battle draws Speakers present and past (New York Times, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

Gipp takes the reins at DNR, plans no ‘wholesale changes’ (Des Moines Register, 5/31/12)
House passes narrow tax reform bill (Des Moines Register, 5/7/12)
Iowa legislative stalemate broken; key budget agreements in the works (Des Moines Register,5/7/12)
Culver says super PAC is attacking Iowa’s renewable energy industry (Des Moines Register, 5/7/12)
Branstad declines to talk smack of proposed tax reforms (Des Moines Register, 5/7/12)
Gov., Lt. Gov announce new regional hubs for science/technology education effort (Des Moines Register, 5/7/12)
Ron Paul backers dominate Iowa GOP nominees for national convention (Des Moines Register,5/5/12)
Iowa GOP speakers avoid the R-word (Romney) (Des Moines Register, 5/5/12)
Commentary: Heartland justice (New York Times, 5/5/12)
House Republicans introduce their new version of property tax reform (Des Moines Register, 5/4/12)
Gov. Branstad signs open-records bill into law; New Public Information Board could be operational July 1 (Des Moines Register,5/3/12)
House Republicans drafting their own version of tax reform; critics decry Iowa proposal as a corporate giveaway (Des Moines Register, 5/3/12)
Lawmakers: Education spending settled, but much work remains on Iowa state budget (Des Moines Register, 5/3/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds in car accident with deer; no injuries (Des Moines Register, 5/2/12)
After abortion foe rejected, Branstad nominates priest to medical board (Des Moines Register,5/2/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad to lead trade mission to South American in July (Des Moines Register, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Should Iowa lawmakers give up and go home? (Des Moines Register, 4/30/12)
Governor: Iowa cities are wrong; failure to act on property tax reform would be a ‘tragic mistake’(Des Moines Register, 4/30/12)
Branstad: Senate Democrats could face political fallout for opposition of education reform (Des Moines Register, 4/30/12)
Tea Party rally draws about 40 to Iowa Capitol (Des Moines Register, 4/30/12)
Iowa’s Leonard Boswell faces a GOP challenger who is aligned with Boehner (Washington Post,4/28/12)
Branstad won’t say if he’ll hold up legislature with anti-abortion demands (Des Moines Register,4/26/12)
With much left undone, Iowa House lawmakers call it a week (Des Moines Register, 4/25/12)
Bill to save the state $3.5 million passes Iowa Legislature, heads to governor (Des Moines Register,4/25/12)
‘Paper tiger’ tax break reform passes Iowa Senate (Des Moines Register, 4/24/12)
Mental-health reform clears House despite concerns that it could cause cuts (Des Moines Register,4/24/12)
Talks ongoing for Iowa House-Senate deal on education reform (Des Moines Register, 4/24/12)
Iowa approves public information board (Des Moines Register, 4/23/12)
Gov’s $52 Iowa income tax bill calls a need for ‘Branstad rule,’ Senator says (Des Moines Register,4/23/12)
Iowa must refine its anti-bullying efforts, Branstad says (Des Moines Register, 4/23/12)
Branstad: Iowa must maintain a ‘human element’ at unemployment offices (Des Moines Register,4/23/12)
Planned Parenthood criticizes abortion restrictions in Iowa House version of state budget (Des Moines Register, 4/20/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad’s income dropped $132K last year (Des Moines Register, 4/20/12)
Iowa Senate Democrats reject GOP’s ‘unconstitutional’ abortion provisions (Des Moines Register,4/19/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad OKs tax breaks for ‘Field of Dreams’ sports complex (Des Moines Register,4/19/12)
Iowa commercial property tax deal on the legislative runway (Des Moines Register, 4/19/12)
State Rep: Spending target for next state budget is $6.242 billion (Des Moines Register, 4/19/12)
Inching toward legislative finish line, Iowa House passes $1.6B budget for health care and social services (Des Moines Register,4/18/12)
Iowa senator’s ‘pro-death’ abortion remarks are ‘beyond reprehensible,’ Democratic chair says (Des Moines Register, 4/18/12)
Iowa Senate rejects House version of education reform (Des Moines Register, 4/18/12)
Mistakes made with Iowa GOP caucuses can be fixed, party official says (Des Moines Register,4/18/12)
NAACP, plaintiffs react to rejection of bias lawsuit against the state (Des Moines Register, 4/18/12)
Iowa senator centers fundraising email on abortion debate with ‘pro-death politicians’ (Des Moines Register, 4/17/12)
Iowa GOP official to share update on presidential caucuses review (Des Moines Register, 4/17/12)
Progress Iowa continues campaign against ALEC (Des Moines Register, 4/17/12)
Iowa’s Workforce department has forgotten its mission, Senator says (Des Moines Register, 4/16/12)
Iowa unemployment officials reverse course; Des Moines assistance will continue (Des Moines Register, 4/16/12)
Consensus forming on education overhaul, but big divisions remain between Republican House, Democratic Senate (Des Moines Register, 4/16/12)
Senate rejects appointment of abortion protester to Iowa board (Des Moines Register, 4/12/12)
An Iowa Republican war on women and the poor or political rhetoric? (Des Moines Register,4/12/12)
Should Iowa child support recipients prove they don’t do drugs? (Des Moines Register, 4/12/12)
Iowa House leaders differ on end of legislative session, reasons for delay (Des Moines Register,4/12/12)
Iowa House approves far-reaching tax-increment finance reform package (Des Moines Register,4/11/12)
ISU debate over finely textured beef draws 450 in dueling demonstrations (Des Moines Register,4/10/12)
Senate turns cranky over unemployment kiosks, ‘lazy’ Iowa allegations (Des Moines Register,4/10/12)
Branstad endorses Romney in GOP presidential race, wants to help him win Iowa (Des Moines Register, 4/10/12)
Senate committee approves health ‘cost containment’ measure (Des Moines Register, 4/10/12)
Lawmaker: Defamation case will send strong message about false attack ads (Des Moines Register,4/9/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad suggests he would direct state to deny school district requests for August start dates (Des Moines Register,4/9/12)
Iowa Senate passed education reform; hurdles ahead (Des Moines Register, 4/9/12)
Branstad sides with Grassley’s ’stupid’ comment; wouldn’t take legal advise from Bob Vander Plaats(Des Moines Register,4/9/12)
Iowa lawmaker responds to Progress Iowa’s call to cut ties with ALEC: ‘Nuts to you!’ (Des Moines Register, 4/9/12)
Progress Iowa calls on state lawmakers to cut ties with conservative group ALEC (Des Moines Register, 4/6/12)
Branstad: I would accept earned income tax expansion for ‘permanent commercial tax relief’ deal(Des Moines Register, 4/5/12)
Iowa Senate debates education reform; delays final vote (Des Moines Register, 4/4/12)
Mental-health compromise offers counties flexibility, power to retain property taxes (Des Moines Register, 4/4/12)
Iowa Senate rejects House education budget (Des Moines Register, 4/3/12)
Office opens thousands of complaints about Iowa’s state government last year, new report shows (Des Moines Register, 4/3/12)
Iowa GOP voter registration surpasses Democrats for first time in six years (Des Moines Register,4/2/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad calls for congressional investigation into attacks on ‘pink slime’ beef product(Des Moines Register, 4/2/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad calls on lawmakers to resist Republican-led efforts to cut spending from his budget plan (Des Moines Register, 4/2/12)
Confidential memos reveal strategies to fight same-sex marriage in Iowa (Des Moines Register,4/2/12)

MARCH 2012

Branstad to Iowa schools: Please continue to use textured beef (aka ‘pink slime’) (Des Moines Register,3/30/12)
Lawsuit accuses federal judge nominee Stephanie Rose of discrimination (Des Moines Register,3/29/12)
Bill to fund Workforce Development passes legislature, goes to governor (Des Moines Register,3/29/12)
Branstad, other governors join to combat ‘pink slime’ PR nightmare (Des Moines Register, 3/28/12)
Iowa House approves education budget with big cuts to universities; sets up negotiations with Senate(Des Moines Register,3/27/12)
Polk County Republicans quash vote on ousting GOP chairman (Des Moines Register, 3/27/12)
Lawmakers, governor reach deal to fund Workforce Development following Supreme Court ruling(Des Moines Register,3/27/12)
Effort afoot to oust Polk County GOP chairman (Des Moines Register, 3/26/12)
Trayvon Martin case and controversial gun laws aired in Iowa House and Senate; Protests planned(Des Moines Register,3/26/12)
Senator leading Iowa’s anti-nuclear efforts unveils proposed legislative changes (Des Moines Register,3/26/12)
Branstad: A legislative freeze on state college tuition is inappropriate (Des Moines Register, 3/26/12)
Group wants to close campaign finance loophole (Sioux City Journal, 3/25/12)
Iowa’s lobbying free-for-all (Des Moines Register, 3/24/12)
Iowa lawmaker will push ’stand your ground’ bill (Sioux City Journal, 3/24/12)
Branstad discusses property taxes, education in Spencer (Sioux City Journal, 3/24/12)
Branstad asked ag official to resign after OWI arrest (Des Moines Register, 3/24/12)
Iowa’s revenue estimates up slightly; $80+ million more (Des Moines Register, 3/23/12)
Group launches ‘Stop Ag-Gag’ web site (Des Moines Register, 3/21/12)
Defense plan by nation’s governors would keep Iowa Guard’s F-16s in Des Moines (Des Moines Register, 3/21/12)
Grassley: Romney will be GOP nominee, but Branstad won’t be veep choice (Des Moines Register,3/21/12)
Marriage advocate: Time for Bob Vander Plaats to get a real job (Des Moines Register, 3/20/12)
Democratic senators launch anti-nuclear tour (Des Moines Register, 3/20/12)
MidAmerican Energy poll: Iowans support consumer protections in nuclear legislation (Des Moines Register, 3/20/12)
Iowa Family Leader leads lobbying effort in support of same-sex marriage ban (Des Moines Register,3/20/12)
Branstad seeks to restore budget for Iowa Workforce Development (AP, 3/20/12)
Editorial: An illegal veto, not lawsuit, put services at risk (Press-Citizen, 3/20/12)
Editorial: We need solutions, not threats (Muscatine Journal, 3/20/12)
Branstad: Legislature must act to restore workforce development funding; but shouldn’t try to reopen unemployment offices (Des Moines Register, 3/19/12)
Capitol will be site of dueling media events on same-sex marriage on Tuesday (Des Moines Register,3/19/12)
Branstad wants to restore unemployment office money (Sioux City Journal, 3/19/12)
Gov. Branstad: Legislature must act to restore workforce development funding; but shouldn’t try to reopen unemployment offices(Des Moines Register, 3/19/12)
Audio: Branstad doesn’t want to ‘recreate the past’ in fixing Workforce Development budget (Radio Iowa, 3/19/12)
Branstad wants to cut deal with lawmakers over workforce funds (Quad City Times, 3/19/12)
Iowa GOP launches caucus committee (Des Moines Register, 3/19/12)
Branstad: Restore funding for jobless benefits (Des Moines Register, 3/19/12)
Iowa Workforce Development Agency: 200 jobs in jeopardy (KCRG, 3/19/12)
Editorial: Veto ruling has clear line between branches (Des Moines Register, 3/17/12)
GOP lawmaker: Sound fiscal policies will help state’s economy (Des Moines Register, 3/17/12)
Branstad’s unemployment office veto ruled unconstitutional by Iowa Supreme Court (Des Moines Register, 3/16/12)
Branstad seeks injunction to keep Workforce Development operating (Radio Iowa, 3/16/12)
Senator accuses governor of ‘childish’ reaction to court loss (Radio Iowa, 3/16/12)
Branstad: Court decision has ‘far-reaching implications’ (Radio Iowa, 3/16/12)
Branstad warns of layoffs after court rules against him (Mason City Globe Gazette, 3/16/12)
Governor’s office says Supreme Court ruling could spur 200+ layoffs, close all Workforce Development offices (Iowa Politics, 3/16/12)
Iowa House Democrats criticize Republicans over new plan for funding education reform (Des Moines Register, 3/15/12)
Iowa development incentive is driving up property taxes, new report shows (Des Moines Register,3/15/12)
Commentary: Internet gambling may not lead to pot of gold (Des Moines Register, 3/14/12)
Iowa House passes education reform package on 53-46 vote; bill now moves to Senate (Des Moines Register, 3/14/12)
Iowa House finishes debate on education reform package, but will not vote tonight (Des Moines Register, 3/13/12)
Nuclear bill passes Senate committee; opponents predict ballot box payback (Des Moines Register,3/13/12)
Iowa Senate to Congress: End unlimited corporate campaign donations (Des Moines Register,3/13/12)
Iowa CCI report: Raising taxes, preserving state spending would benefit economy (Des Moines Register, 3/13/12)
Iowa’s nuclear debate to resume today; lawmakers warn of costs, others of lost opportunity (Des Moines Register, 3/13/12)
Six Democrats vote against former colleague’s new post (Des Moines Register, 3/13/12)
Video: Iowa’s revenue continues an upward trend (Des Moines Register, 3/13/12)
Today: Iowa House debate on education reform (Des Moines Register, 3/13/12)
Commentary: Rhee is more centrist on Iowas school reform (Des Moines Register, 3/12/12)
Democrats target Iowa for push to tout federal health care law (Des Moines Register, 3/12/12)
Commentary: Possible, or just good for politics? (Des Moines Register, 3/10/12)
Former Linn County GOP chairwoman joins GOP group supporting same-sex marriage (Des Moines Register, 3/8/12)
House likely to debate education reform next week, lawmakers say (Des Moines Register, 3/8/12)
Report: Iowa’s casinos contributed nearly $1 billion to state’s economy in 2011 (Des Moines Register,3/8/12)
Iowa’s three ejected Supreme Court justices win ‘most prestigious’ national award (Des Moines Register, 3/6/12)
Branstad warns Republicans against college funding cut (Des Moines Register, 3/5/12)
Branstad defends signing livestock bill into law (Des Moines Register, 3/5/12)
Iowa House opens public heaaring on education reform; More than 70 speakers offer testimony (Des Moines Register, 3/5/12)
State cuts blamed for Des Moines school fiscal woes (Des Moines Register, 3/3/12)
National education group finds support for reform among Iowa voters (Des Moines Register, 3/2/12)
National anti-abortion leaders hail Planned Parenthood closure of two Iowa clinics (Des Moines Register, 3/1/12)
Animal rights spokeswoman: ‘Ag Gag’ won’t stop us! (Des Moines Register, 3/1/12)
Senate to hold public forum on health care exchanges today (Des Moines Register, 3/1/12)
Legislators disagree on urgency of health exchange (Des Moines Register, 3/1/12)
‘Ag gag’ bill may gag free speech, say legal scholars (Des Moines Register, 3/1/12)
Democrats defend walkout over gun measures (Des Moines Register, 3/1/12)
House Democrats’ gun-bill protest was ‘worth it,’ leader says; both parties ready to move on (Des Moines Register, 3/1/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

Iowa House passes two controversial measures on right to bear arms (Des Moines Register, 2/29/12)
Iowa officials rework plan on teacher reviews (Des Moines Register, 2/29/12)
Video: House Democrats return to Capitol, say they’re ready to debate gun legislation (Des Moines Register, 2/29/12)
Auditor: Iowa legislators are playing budget games (Des Moines Register, 2/28/12)
Plans to eliminate Iowa’s drug czar a mistake, Branstad says (Des Moines Register, 2/28/12)
Iowa governor and National Guard general fight back against ‘flawed’ plan for Air Guard budget cuts (Des Moines Register,2/28/12)
Branstad has bipartisan huddle with Iowa delegation in Washington, DC (Des Moines Register,2/28/12)
School reform changes disappoint Branstad (Des Moines Register, 2/28/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad ‘disappointed’ by House, Senate changes to education overhaul (Des Moines Register, 2/28/12)
Branstad about complaints that his tax plan creates disparities: ‘You can’t have it both ways’ (Des Moines Register, 2/28/12)
‘Ag Gag’ bill passes legislature, headed to governor; opponents predict dire consequences (Des Moines Register, 2/28/12)
Commentary: This power struggle involves members of both parties and passionate interests (Des Moines Register, 2/25/12)
Branstad: I take some blame in Iowa’s educational slide (Des Moines Register, 2/24/12)
Senate Dems pass workforce shortage bill; cast shame on GOP (Des Moines Register, 2/22/12)
Senate education-reform package wins committee approval (Des Moines Register, 2/22/12)
Senate Democrats: No way we’re backing down on Iowa mental health finances (Des Moines Register,2/21/12)
GOP lawmaker: Let’s eliminate the Iowa Dept. of Education (Des Moines Register, 2/21/12)
Commentary: These are key issues, but agreement ends there (Des Moines Register, 2/21/12)
House committee approves undocumented-worker bill despite opposition from immigrant-rights group (Des Moines Register,2/21/12)
Iowa Poll a factor in splintered property tax debate (Des Moines Register, 2/21/12)
Report: State, local government employment dropping in Iowa (Des Moines Register, 2/21/12)
House Republicans, Senate Democrats unveil education-reform proposals; significant differences from governor’s plan (Des Moines Register, 2/20/12)
Iowa Poll, a notebook: Obama under water on job approval; Iowa remains a swing state (Des Moines Register, 2/19/12)
Iowa Poll, the match-ups: Paul does best vs. Obama; then Santorum, Romney (Des Moines Register,2/19/12)
Iowa Poll, main story: Obama trails trio from GOP (Des Moines Register, 2/19/12)
$25 million business-incentive fund gets first airing in House (Des Moines Register, 2/16/12)
Columnist Offenburger leaves Republican Party (Des Moines Register, 2/16/12)
Democrats criticize Republican proposals for cuts to education, economic development in Iowa budget (Des Moines Register,2/16/12)
Republicans, Democrats still far apart on property-tax reform (Des Moines Register, 2/16/12)
Responding to proposed abortion ban, Iowa Democrats accuse Republicans of losing focus on jobs and the economy (Des Moines Register, 2/15/12)
Vander Plaats to Branstad: Anti-bullying conference is advocating tolerance of harmful behavior(Des Moines Register, 2/14/12)
Poll by GOP consulting firm says Iowans support voter ID bill (Des Moines Register, 2/14/12)
Senate passes tax break for Iowa’s poorest families (Des Moines Register, 2/14/12)
Bill requiring ultrasounds before abortion procedures clears House subcommittee (Des Moines Register, 2/14/12)
Iowa Senate Democrats highlight their version of property-tax reform (Des Moines Register,2/14/12)
Iowa House passes wide-ranging property-tax reform bill on party-line vote (Des Moines Register,2/14/12)
Gas tax increase advances in House subcommittee, but objections exist (Des Moines Register,2/13/12)
Branstad: Iowa products a focus; protests a factor in China’s vice presidential visit (Des Moines Register, 2/13/12)
AJ Spiker elected chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa (Des Moines Register, 2/11/12)
Commentary: There’s a lot of heavy lifting to be done by the 2012 Legislature (Des Moines Register, 2/11/12)
Iowa House Democrats, Republicans trade charges on education spending (Des Moines Register,2/10/12)
Iowa’s revenue collections continue to grow (Des Moines Register, 2/9/12)
Commentary: Toast state’s rising kinship with China (Des Moines Register, 2/9/12)
Gronstal says GOP plan would shift $310 million in property taxes from businesses to homeowners(Des Moines Register, 2/9/12)
Iowa gas tax increase advances but’green fuel’ tax dead (Des Moines Register, 2/8/12)
Iowa House panel OKs 40% cut in commercial property taxes (Des Moines Register, 2/8/12)
Commentary: It’s time to toast our relations with China (Des Moines Register, 2/8/12)
Branstad calls Chinese leader’s Iowa visit next week a ‘great opportunity’ (Des Moines Register,2/8/12)
Iowa Senate approves a politically contentious 4% school budget growth formula (Des Moines Register, 2/7/12)
Report: State funding still lags for Iowa universities, community colleges (Des Moines Register,2/7/12)
Iowa College Democrats lobby against voter ID bill (Des Moines Register, 2/7/12)
Branstad administration appeals Iowa court ruling on same-sex birth certificates (Des Moines Register, 2/6/12)
State Auditor: Iowa’s state finances ‘are on the right track’ (Des Moines Register, 2/6/12)
Conservative Iowa group blasts Branstad for ‘very radical’ agenda on bullying event (Des Moines Register, 2/6/12)
Chinese leader’s Iowa visit to feature state dinner, lots of hospitality (Des Moines Register, 2/6/12)
Senate panel OKs $26 million tax cut for 260,000 lower-income Iowa families (Des Moines Register,2/6/12)
DOT seeks input on Chicago-to-Omaha passenger train (Des Moines Register, 2/6/12)
Commentary: Review of caucuses is needed (Des Moines Register, 2/4/12)
Iowa Democrats credit Obama for good January jobs numbers (Des Moines Register, 2/3/12)
State workers should pay $2,400 a year in health premiums, Republicans say (Des Moines Register,2/2/12)
Iowa gun laws face legal challenges under proposed constitutional amendment (Des Moines Register,2/2/12)
Branstad, Brownback urge renewed PTC for wind power production (Des Moines Register, 2/2/12)
Commentary: Credit Strawn with GOP’s rebound (Des Moines Register, 2/1/12)
Scene set for an Iowa school financing fight (Des Moines Register, 2/1/12)

JANUARY 2012

Q&A with Iowa’s GOP chair: Business, opinion leaders should step up before 2016 caucuses (Des Moines Register, 1/31/12)
Branstad given an ultimatum: No commercial tax cut without help for Iowa families first (Des Moines Register, 1/31/12)
Some wrinkles in picking the next Iowa GOP chairman (Des Moines Register, 1/31/12)
Iowa College Democrats assail proposed voter-ID bill (Des Moines Register, 1/30/12)
Terry Branstad favors requiring photo ID for voting (Des Moines Register, 1/30/12)
Branstad won’t request his title be removed from an anti-bullying conference (Des Moines Register,1/30/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad supports modest reforms for Iowa caucus process, but not voting machines (Des Moines Register, 1/30/12)
Repeal school financing law, Branstad says (Des Moines Register, 1/30/12)
Bills introduced to rewrite pension, insurance benefits for Iowa lawmakers (Des Moines Register,1/30/12)
Occupy protesters return to state Capitol; some are arrested (Des Moines Register, 1/29/12)
GOP idea: Make 3 copies of Iowa caucus results to prevent counting problems (Des Moines Register,1/26/12)
Iowa GOP legislative leaders express little interest in gas tax hike (Des Moines Register, 1/26/12)
Sec of State Matt Schultz introduces new voter-ID bill, but legislative response is muted (Des Moines Register, 1/26/12)
Bills requiring drug testing for welfare applicants questioned in House subcommittee (Des Moines Register, 1/26/12)
Deadly force bill advances from House subcommittee over law enforcement objections (Des Moines Register, 1/24/12)
Governor’s property tax reform heard in committee; Opposition from cities remains (Des Moines Register, 1/24/12)
Branstad announces $50M in road fund savings, says he won’t threaten gas tax veto (Des Moines Register, 1/24/12)
Consumer advocates: Debate insurance-exchange ideas in public (Des Moines Register, 1/24/12)
Online learning key part of education reform, backers say (Des Moines Register, 1/23/12)
Branstad defends caucus process, Matt Strawn against criticism (Des Moines Register, 1/23/12)
Branstad: Farmers should be exempt from electrical exemptions; others call governor’s act dangerous (Des Moines Register,1/23/12)
Health reform exchange bill introduced (Des Moines Register, 1/23/12)
Caucus results may threaten first-in-nation status (Des Moines Register, 1/20/12)
Branstad will outline $50M in road construction savings Tuesday (Des Moines Register, 1/20/12)
Non-profit group gives C-plus to Iowa economic development subsidy programs (Des Moines Register,1/20/12)
Republicans hold off on Offenburger ouster (Des Moines Register, 1/20/12)
Iowa Senate GOP leader lists 10 reforms for business regulations (Des Moines Register, 1/20/12)
Iowa for Tax Relief opposes state gas tax hike (Des Moines Register, 1/20/12)
2012 GOP caucus count unresolved (Des Moines Register, 1/19/12)
Terry Branstad would sign a red-light camera ban, but will one reach his desk? (Des Moines Register,1/19/12)
Bipartisan group to train Iowa women political candidates (Des Moines Register, 1/19/12)
Dem state senator proposes jobless benefits for owners of small business start-ups (Des Moines Register, 1/19/12)
Iowa GOP legislative leaders defend party’s work in hosting Iowa caucuses (Des Moines Register,1/19/12)
Nailing down Iowa caucus results has proven troublesome over the years (Des Moines Register,1/19/12)
Cost, scope of teacher evaluation proposal questioned (Des Moines Register, 1/18/12)
Iowa DOT director: No danger of losing $87M federal grant for Iowa City train (Des Moines Register,1/18/12)
Iowa Democratic leaders talk lawmaker pay, education and property tax in meeting with Register editorial board (Des Moines Register, 1/17/12)
Familiar arguments in first hearing of the  year on property tax reform (Des Moines Register,1/17/12)
“Iowa Boy” Offenburger crossways with GOP (Des Moines Register, 1/17/12)
AG Miller, other attorneys general urge justices to uphold health-care reform law (Des Moines Register, 1/13/12)
Republican legislative leaders weigh in on health benefits, tax reform, mental health in Register editorial board meeting (Des Moines Register, 1/13/12)
Branstad asks for $325/hour lawyer to defend against workers’ commissioner (Des Moines Register,1/12/12)
Democrats rip Branstad for helping try to toss out federal health-reform law (Des Moines Register,1/12/12)
Study bill sets education reform deadlines (Des Moines Register, 1/12/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad releases property tax plan (Des Moines Register, 1/11/12)
Iowa state rep. pursues term limits for legislators (Des Moines Register, 1/11/12)
Iowa workers’ compensation commissioner files $1M lawsuit against the state (Des Moines Register,1/11/12)
Iowa one of only a few with no state emergency food program, advocates say (Des Moines Register,1/11/12)
Iowa’s state revenue collections set a December record (Des Moines Register, 1/10/12)
Branstad defends caucus procedures (Des Moines Register, 1/10/12)
Branstad: Gas tax increase is a maybe, but ending state-paid preschool is off the table (Des Moines Register, 1/10/12)
Iowans turned away from governor’s Condition of the State speech (Des Moines Register, 1/10/12)
Branstad calls for better-paying Iowa jobs, improved education system, in Iowa Statehouse speech(Des Moines Register,1/10/12)
Gov. Terry Branstad’s Condition of the Speech (Des Moines Register, 1/10/12)
House galleries reserved for governor’s invitees during Branstad speech (Des Moines Register,1/10/12)
IA Senate president: Raise the gas tax (Des Moines Register, 1/9/12)
Senate Democratic leader: Our priorities are tax cuts, education reform and jobs (Des Moines Register, 1/9/12)
Iowa GOP leaders: We’re going to retire Boswell, Gronstal (Des Moines Register, 1/9/12)
Senate GOP leader: Let’s put aside our differences; focus on jobs/budget (Des Moines Register, 1/9/12)
Iowa Legislature: Complex reforms on priority list for 2012 session (Des Moines Register, 1/8/12)
Response to Branstad schools plan subdued (Des Moines Register, 1/6/12)
Social issues not likely to dominate Legislature this session (Des Moines Register, 1/6/12)
Branstad taking his ‘Condition of the State’ address to the road (Des Moines Register, 1/5/12)
Legislators: We will tackle Iowa property tax inequities this year (Des Moines Register, 1/5/12)
Bipartisan legislative group: It would be irresponsible not to raise Iowa’s gas tax (Des Moines Register, 1/4/12)

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