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Pelosi demands Donald sanction China over sweeping law cracking down on Hong Kong

Pelosi demands Donald sanction China over sweeping law cracking down on Hong Kong

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Beijing passed its sweeping so-called “national security law” intended to greatly expand its power to suppress speech, including protests, in…

New Iowa ‘first in the nation’ law protects student loan borrowers

New Iowa ‘first in the nation’ law protects student loan borrowers

DES MOINES ― Beginning July 1, Iowa will have one of the nation’s strongest laws protecting student loan borrowers against predatory practices. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 272, which requires education debt-management companies — often known as…

Iowa Supreme Court switches gears from adjudicative term to administrative term

Iowa Supreme Court switches gears from adjudicative term to administrative term

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court is switching gears from its adjudicative term to its administrative term this week. June 30, 2020, is the last day of the 2019-2020 Iowa…

State COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools lacking, Rep. Steckman says

State COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools lacking, Rep. Steckman says

The following is a legislative update released Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, representing the middle-third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa Legislature: On June 25,…

Gov. Reynolds signed legislation into law to lower taxes on renewable fuels

Gov. Reynolds signed legislation into law to lower taxes on renewable fuels

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed Senate File 2403, legislation that will lower the cost of E-15 and higher blends of renewable fuels in Iowa by changing how the…

Honduran man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the USA and working in Iowa after being deported

Honduran man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the USA and working in Iowa after being deported

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to more than four months in federal prison. Dagoberto Pacheco-Mata, age 29,…

Fort Dodge man who operated a large scale methamphetamine distribution operation sentenced to 25 years in federal prison

Fort Dodge man who operated a large scale methamphetamine distribution operation sentenced to 25 years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who operated a methamphetamine distribution ring in the Dubuque area from 2013 through 2014 was sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison. Brian Ausborn,…

Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs 24-hour abortion waiting period legislation into law

Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs 24-hour abortion waiting period legislation into law

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law on Monday, June 29: HF310: an Act relating to the practice of optometry. HF594: an Act relating to…