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Iowa Lawmakers Wrap Up Session

Iowa lawmakers wrapped up the 2013 session last week with a series of compromises on some sticky issues.

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Extending the Debt Ceiling

It appears that Congress will not have to make a decision on extending the debt ceiling for a while…

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Fertilizer Use Questioned

One of the biggest expenses for Iowa farmers is the fertilizer they apply to their cropland.

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Kids Starting Summer Programs

Children across Minnesota will soon be on summer vacation. For the younger ones, that means a transition into a new child care or camp program or attending day care for the first time.

AARP to Begin Listening Tour

This summer, there will be another chance for South Dakotans to weigh in on the future of Medicare and Social Security.

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Plane Purchase Debated

Budget bills have been advanced to final consideration by the Unicameral, but not until one more round of debate on a proposal to buy a state plane.

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Fortenberry Gives a Lukewarm Endorsement

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A lukewarm endorsement at best as Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry reacts to the swift change of events

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“Gun” Cell Phone Cases Banned in Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate unanimously passed a bill banning sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like guns

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Top Leaders in the Iowa Legislature Reject the “anti-establishment” Fervor

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S., April 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The top two leaders in the Iowa legislature reject the idea the "anti-establishment" fervor among the nation's voters this year will trickle down and doom incumbents like them running for reelection to the Iowa House and Senate

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Not Much Action Taken on Improving Water Quality

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The Iowa legislature adjourned this year's session without taking much action on improving the state's water quality.

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Property Tax Cuts in Nebraska Depend on Education Aid

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While Nebraska lawmakers were able to pass twenty million dollars in property tax cuts this year, any further progress may take more of a comprehensive approach.