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Iowa Senate passes marijuana oil for epilepsy; goes to House Video included


The Iowa Senate has passed a bill legalizing the use of a form of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy. More>>

Senate bill would end dog racing in Council Bluffs, not Dubuque


A bill ending greyhound racing in Council Bluffs but allowing dog owners to operate a track in Dubuque has advanced to a full Senate committee. More>>

House approves wind tax credit extension


The project completion deadline and tax credits for wind energy and other renewable energy projects would be extended under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House. More>>

Senate renews bill allowing oil from marijuana for epilepsy


A renewed effort to legalize the use of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy has won the support of a legislative panel. More>>

Session continues but expense payments stop

Iowa lawmakers have work to complete before adjournment, but they'll be finishing up without daily payments for their expenses. More>>

Bill proposes new state hiring, firing practices

The Senate Government Oversight Committee is proposing a bill that would make sweeping changes in some state government practices. More>>

Iowa legislative session won't end on time


The 2014 Iowa legislative session is supposed to end Tuesday, but lawmakers now say that won't be happening.

Medical marijuana bill may still be alive in Iowa Senate


Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal says he will sponsor a bill legalizing the sale of medical marijuana in Iowa, reviving an issue once thought dead this year. More>>

Landowners can't allow minors to drink, says Iowa legislature


A bill making it illegal for landowners to allow drinking by minors on their property has won the final approval of the Iowa Senate. More>>

Radon in schools bill won't require testing, just report


The Iowa Senate is sending to Gov. Terry Branstad a bill that will survey schools in Iowa to determine whether they're testing for the presence of radon gas. More>>

Iowa education bills lack overwhelming support in legislature


With technically two weeks left in Iowa's 2014 legislative session, some would argue there's still much to check off the to-do list. Out of the bills still alive, some lawmakers say they are shocked education isn't receiving more attention, and funding. More>>

Branstad signs military sex abuse bill into law


A bill intended to give victims more power to report sexual abuse and other crimes involving state military personnel and increase transparency within the reporting system has been signed into law. More>>

Branstad signs sexually violent predator bill into law


A bill meant to stop the release of sexually violent predators has been signed into law. More>>

Senate votes for pets, against property in protective order bill

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The Iowa Senate has voted against a provision to add property of emotional value to domestic abuse protective orders, instead choosing to adhere to original legislation which only allowed the inclusion of pets. More>>

Senate approves renewable fuel tax credit


A bill to extend tax credits for renewable fuels has won the support of the Iowa Senate. More>>

Iowa House approves ignition interlock bill Video included


A bill that would change Iowa law regarding drunk drivers has been approved by the House. More>>

Senate Dem won't end session until Branstad talks Juvenile Home


An Iowa Senate Democrat says this year's session will continue until Gov. Terry Branstad provides information about the Iowa Juvenile Home, which he closed in January. More>>

House committee approves Iowa Speedway tax break extension


Lawmakers in the Iowa House have furthered a plan to extend a tax break for the Iowa Speedway at Newton. More>>

House passes kidnapping legislation, moves to Senate


A bill that would give offenders tougher penalties in kidnapping cases that involve minors will move back to the Senate for final consideration after passing through the Iowa House with overwhelming support. More>>

Anti-bullying bill passes Iowa Senate along party lines


Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have approved a measure aimed at establishing more anti-bullying efforts in schools across the state. More>>

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