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1:38 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Sen. Harkin: fight over minimum wage increase not over

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin says he’ll bring up legislation again to raise the federal minimum wage.

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Government
8:25 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Iowa House adjourns; Senate to return Friday for 1 vote

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate, after working all night to finish the 2014 legislative session, must return for one more day after a dispute developed involving subpoena powers.

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Government
2:55 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Some greyhound owners skeptical about deal

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Some Iowa greyhound owners are skeptical about a measure approved by the Legislature that would make millions of dollars available to the industry in return for closing one dog-racing track and changing ownership of another.

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Government
8:02 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Iowa legislative session spills over into day 108

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Legislative leaders are pushing members to settle their differences on spending bills and wrap up the session that already is more than week past its anticipated end.

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Government
3:37 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Keystone XL pipeline supporters seek Senate vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are seeking a swift election-year Senate vote on legislation to approve the project that environmentalists oppose strongly and the Obama administration has delayed indefinitely.

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Government
9:52 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Lawmaker seeks audit of 'no-show' Iowa appointee

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A state senator is requesting an audit into an arrangement in which Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz allowed his top aide to keep a $126,000 annual salary after eliminating the job.

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Government
2:54 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Branstad denies he has governance issues

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is brushing aside the contention of a former top aide that he has issues with governing and needs to fix some problems in the executive branch.

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Government
6:19 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Iowa Senate passes whistleblower, oversight bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has passed a Democrat-sponsored bill that guarantees state workers expanded whistleblower protections and addresses other issues including secret settlement agreements, and hiring and firing practices.

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Government
8:10 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Nebraska senator seeks minimum wage ballot measure

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator is working on a possible ballot measure to increase Nebraska's minimum wage.

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Government
8:08 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Bill to end dog racing surfaces in Senate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that would end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs but permits racing to continue in Dubuque is scheduled to be considered Thursday morning by a Senate subcommittee.

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