By Rob Nikolewski | | Jan 09, 2015 5:00 AM | 108
The ethanol mandate in the nation's Renewable Fuel Standard has come under fire. Will the new Congress attempt to eliminate it?
By Jason Hart | | Jan 09, 2015 5:00 AM | 10
Union bosses gave an overview of their big-government agenda for 2015 at a launch event this week for labor coalition AFL-CIO's "Raising Wages" campaign.
By Will Swaim | | Oct 24, 2014 8:10 PM | 136
  By Josh Kaib and Will Swaim | Politics ain’t beanbag, the old aphorism goes, but even Rep. Stephen King, R-Iowa, has to be frustrated by the campaign claims of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat and King’s long-shot challenger in the November race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District seat. Mowrer continues to assert that he “established” the U.S. Army’s Office of [...]
By Paul Brennan | | Oct 17, 2014 5:00 AM | 1.4K
Paperwork and bureaucracy but no actual medicine. That’s Iowa’s new prescription for children suffering from intractable epilepsy.
By Paul Brennan | | Oct 10, 2014 12:58 PM
By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — Last year, then Monona County Auditor Brooke Kuhlmann made news by becoming the only county auditor in Iowa ever arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Now she’s making news again. This time she’s accused of using taxpayer money for personal expenses during her tenure as county auditor. A new report [...]
By Paul Brennan | | Oct 08, 2014 5:00 AM
By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — For anyone wondering how Jessica Strasser, a secretary of the Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District, might have drained more than $279,000 out of the district’s bank account, Warren Jenkins has a simple answer. Her bosses made it easy. “The commissioners of the conservation district provided no [...]
By Paul Brennan | | Oct 03, 2014 5:00 AM | 227
It should have been simple.
By Dustin Hurst | | Sep 30, 2014 12:03 AM | 62
By Paul Brennan | | Sep 26, 2014 5:00 AM | 18
Wapello is going to spend thousands to appear on an infomercial produced by a company whose CEO has been accused of defrauding clients in the past.
By Paul Brennan | | Sep 22, 2014 5:00 AM | 28
By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeremy Horpedahl knows most people find the tax code to be complicated, boring and hard to understand. He also knows the tax code is so complicated because it is boring and hard to understand. “Most people don’t have the time or interest to examine the issues. That make [...]