Representatives of university towns are back at the state capitol this year, trying to get relief from loud and drunken student parties that are disrupting life in residential areas. The so-called slob renters bill pits landlords against residents who want peace and quiet for their single-family neighborhoods. Some college towns have passed ordinances to limit […]
A plan to cut the current year’s state budget by about $88 million has emerged in the Iowa Senate. Earlier this month Republican Governor Terry Branstad proposed cutting even deeper — about $22 million deeper, but Republicans in the legislature have decided not to align state tax policy with a series of federal tax breaks. Republican Senator Charles […]
A central Iowa man will server 15 months in prison for lying when he applied for loans. Fifty-five-year-old Donald Lynn Embree of Waukee pleaded guilty in September to three counts of making false statements to overvalue securities. Embree admitted that he received three loans from the Commodity Credit Corporation in March of 2015 by falsely […]
A senate committee has voted to let Iowa businesses get hair samples from employees, to test for possible drug use. Iowa law already lets companies demand blood or urine samples from workers, for random drug tests. Seven Republicans on the panel voted to advance the bill to the full senate “Forty-seven states currently allow the […]
The Iowa State Cyclones try to continue their climb in the Big 12 standings on Tuesday night when they host Kansas State. The Cyclones are coming off an overtime victory at Oklahoma and at 4-3 in league play are tied with the Wildcats and West Virginia in third place in the standings. “Obviously it was […]