A roundup of legislative and state government news items of interest from Thursday:
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DES MOINES — Last year’s session brought historic change in the form of social justice legislation motivated by the latest national incident in which a Black man was killed by police while in custody.
JOHNSTON --- Big changes to Iowa’s election laws and public funding for private school tuition are on the table for the coming session of the Iowa Legislature, Republican leaders said in a pair of media appearances Thursday.
In this June 3, 2020, file photo, state representatives stand at their desks during the Pledge of Allegiance in the Iowa House chambers, at th…
Iowa lawmakers for years have refused to fund the Board of Regents’ full appropriations requests — at times delivering debilitating cuts instead — even as the public universities raise tuition and slash programs that administrators say can be saved only with more legislative support or even more rate increases.
Statehouse Republicans — fortified by 2020 election successes — are hoping this year to resume revamping state tax policy against a backdrop of revenue uncertainty as Iowa works to rebound from a deadly pandemic and damaging derecho.
2021 Iowa Legislative Session Preview Series
Triggered by the release of the 2020 census, Iowa will undertake the process of redrawing election districts this year as it and the other states have every decade.