Iowa Senate

Type: Organization
Name: Iowa Senate
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Shribman: Races to watch in 2014

It happens every four years. The political party on the defensive tries to portray the gubernatorial, House and Senate races in off-year elections as individual races without a unifying theme. The party with the whip hand tries to portray these races ... [Published Newbury Port News - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Huber named to Iowa DOT Commission

DAVENPORT -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has named local business owner Dan Huber to a four-year term on the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission.The move was unanimously confirmed by the Iowa Senate.The seven-member DOT commission develops a comprehensive ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 3 reports

Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining…Click to Continue » ... [Published The Olympian - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: Iowa Senate
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Iowa Senate spending bill would hire more troopers, prison employees

The Iowa Senate on Tuesday approved a $554 million state justice systems spending bill that includes money to hire an additional 20 state troopers and another 33 correctional officers for the state's prisons.The Senate bill, which was sent to the Iowa ... [Published Corrections Connection - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Senate confirms ex-GOP lawmaker as state utility regulator

The Iowa Senate has narrowly confirmed Governor Branstad’s nominee for an opening on the Iowa Utilities Board. Former State Representative Nick Wagner of Marion needed 34 votes to win ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Iowa Senate approves disabled veterans tax credit

April 15, 2014 11:53 CDTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A bill meant to further relieve the financial stress of disabled veterans in the state has won the unanimous support of the Iowa Senate.The Senate voted 50-0 Tuesday to expand a homestead tax credit already ... [Published Kgan - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Wagner confirmed by Iowa Senate

DES MOINES | The Iowa Senate voted 35-15 Tuesday to narrowly confirm former state legislator Nick Wagner’s appointment to the Iowa Utilities Board.All 24 minority Republicans joined 11 majority Democrats in supporting Gov. Terry Branstad’s interim nomination ... [Published Globe-Gazette - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Iowa Senate Democrats vow more questions on hiring

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Senate Democrats said today they would ask tough questions about state hiring practices and whether the state has saved the money it forecast from turning over management of most construction projects to a private company as part ... [Published TH Online - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

50 minutes worth of political point-making in the Iowa Senate

Republicans in the Iowa Senate are pushing Senate Democrats to take up a bill that would make state personnel records open to the public, while Democrats say they’re focused on uncovering cronyism and questionable spending in Republican Governor Terry ... [Published Radio Iowa - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Only one small problem with this GOP Senate hopeful's explanation for missing votes during campaign

[embedded content] Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst bragged about castrating hogs in a campaign ad Republican Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator seeking her party's nomination to go up against Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in this fall's U.S. Senate race in ... [Published Daily Kos - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Iowa Senate approves expansion of preschool

DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate approved incentives to increase enrollment in the state voluntary preschool program to alleviate waiting lists, especially for low-income and minority students who, the floor manager said, have the most to gain from early ... [Published QC Times - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Iowa Senate panel likely to continue, broaden inquiry

DES MOINES — Iowa Senate Democratic leaders have made it clear their questions about government payments to former workers for secrecy and other state employment issues will not stop when the Legislature adjourns for the year.While lawmakers appear to ... [Published TH Online - Apr 14 2014]

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...state lawmakers blocked the expansion of Medicaid, they provided an opening for Crist to charge that Scott was responsible for a situation where "six people in Florida die every day as a result." For his part, Scott and his allies have loosed attacks against Crist for his support of Obamacare
"Transportation infrastructure has a very direct impact on economic growth," Mr. Huber said. "It is important that we invest our transportation funds in a way that enhances commerce and opens up opportunities for new investment and job creation."
“I’ve heard legislators predict death many times, and then I see resurrection occur,” the governor said. "We’re close to Easter, so I’m very honest and I’m very hopeful that it will be done."
"They're very, very good at not displaying their emotions or their thoughts" Hurley said following that meeting

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Shribman: Races to watch in 2014 [Published Newbury Port News - Apr 19 2014]
RACES TO WATCH IN 2014 [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 19 2014]
Huber named to Iowa DOT Commission [Published Quad-Cities Online - Apr 19 2014]
Lawmakers hope to end 2014 session next week [Published QC Times - Apr 18 2014]
Is Iowa’s Guv the Next Christie? [Published Daily Beast - Apr 18 2014]
Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive [Published The Olympian - Apr 17 2014]
Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Apr 17 2014]
LTC Ernst emerges as front runner in Iowa Senat... [Published This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here - Apr 17 2014]
Corn checkoff evolves under singular mission [Published Iowa Farmer Today - Apr 17 2014]
Cedar Rapids casino vote is today; both sides s... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 17 2014]
Cedar Crossing Casino Supporters Unsure on Eve ... [Published KCRG.com - Apr 17 2014]
Republican U.S. Senate Candidates Debate a... [Published WHO NewsRadio 1040 - Apr 17 2014]
Senate Dems balk at more funding for UNI, ISU o... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 17 2014]
TAX BREAK: House Approves $2m Knoxville Raceway... [Published WHO-TV - Apr 17 2014]
Iowa House Approves Shift in University Funds [Published WOWT - Apr 16 2014]
Iowa House might consider gas-tax increase [Published Iowa Farmer Today - Apr 16 2014]
Senate Democrats buck House college funding cha... [Published QC Times - Apr 16 2014]
Sarah Palin to Headline SHE-PAC Iowa Rally for ... [Published Breitbart.com - Apr 16 2014]
Sarah Palin to Headline SHE-PAC Iowa Rally for ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 16 2014]
Iowa Senate spending bill would hire more troop... [Published Corrections Connection - Apr 16 2014]
MORNING BUZZ: Did Things Just Get More Interest... [Published WHO-TV - Apr 16 2014]
Capitol digest : Four-lane Highway 20 across Io... [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 16 2014]
Senate confirms ex-GOP lawmaker as state utilit... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Court rules aggravated misdemeanor convictions ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Wagner confirmed by Iowa Senate [Published Globe-Gazette - Apr 16 2014]
Branstad has mixed results in Senate on appointees [Published Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 16 2014]
Senate confirms ex-GOP lawmaker as state utilit... [Published Radio Iowa - Apr 16 2014]
Wagner confirmed by Iowa Senate; Van Fossen and... [Published QC Times - Apr 16 2014]
Settlement fallout causing partisan divide [Published QC Times - Apr 15 2014]
Court rules aggravated misdemeanor convictions ... [Published Radio Iowa - Apr 15 2014]
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LTC Ernst emerges as front runner in Iowa Senat... [Published This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here - Apr 17 2014]
Country Singer sends us a link to the Free Beacon which claims that Iraq War veteran and current battalion commander of the Iowa National Guard’s 185th CSSB, Lieutenant Colonel Joni Ernst has emerged as the front runner for the seat of phony Vietnam veteran ...
Sarah Palin to Headline SHE-PAC Iowa Rally for ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 16 2014]
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline a SHE-PAC rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 27th for conservative Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who has taken a two-point lead over a liberal Republican businessman  who had been leading before ...
Only one small problem with this GOP Senate hop... [Published Daily Kos - Apr 14 2014]
Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst bragged about castrating hogs in a campaign adRepublican Joni Ernst, an Iowa state senator seeking her party's nomination to go up against Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in this fall's U.S. Senate race in the Hawkeye State, ...
Iraq War Veteran Emerges as Republican Frontrun... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Apr 11 2014]
Iraq War veteran Joni Ernst emerged as the Republican frontrunner this week in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa). Ernst, who served as a company commander in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 and is a mother of three, gained a slight ...
Iowa Senate candidate’s appealing new pitch: I ... [Published Hot Air » Top Picks - Apr 10 2014]
Yep. Via the Daily Caller, no worries: You’re safe as long as you’re not a lethal predator. If you’re keeping score, by the way, this makes two separate ads in this race that refer to severed testicles. The first was Joni Ernst’s reminiscence about ...
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