Governor Terry Branstad http://iowapublicradio.org en Former State Official Says Branstad Aides Involved in Secret Settlements http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-state-official-says-branstad-aides-involved-secret-settlements <p>Des Moines Register political columnist, Kathie Obradovich, joins <em>River to River</em> to discuss the ongoing investigation into settlement agreements given to former state employees for their silence upon termination.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:02:49 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 42919 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former State Official Says Branstad Aides Involved in Secret Settlements When Politics and Religion Meet http://iowapublicradio.org/post/when-politics-and-religion-meet <p>State money is helping to build a new Christian park in Sioux City. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, a Satanic statue will be erected outside a courthouse, next to the Ten Commandments.<br /> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:13:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 41594 at http://iowapublicradio.org When Politics and Religion Meet Session Ends, Campaigning Begins http://iowapublicradio.org/post/session-ends-campaigning-begins <p>The Iowa Legislature adjourned last week and even though it’s an election year, lawmakers managed to get a few big items accomplished, including a $7-billion budget and a bill that decriminalizes some forms of medical marijuana in the state. At the same time, priority bills from the governor to crack down on schoolyard bullying and expand broadband to rural parts of the state failed. Mon, 05 May 2014 21:20:51 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 40191 at http://iowapublicradio.org Session Ends, Campaigning Begins Iowa Midterm Races Heating Up http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-midterm-races-heating <p>Iowa's June primary election is heating up.&nbsp; Republican senatorial candidates have been debating, buying ads, and collecting big name endorsements.&nbsp; But, only one will be campaigning to take incumbent Democrat Tom Harkin's seat.&nbsp; Host Dean Borg talks with Kathie Obradovich, Political Columnist for the Des Moines Register and Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa about Iowa's primary races for Congress and U.S. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:36:11 +0000 Dean Borg & Katherine Perkins 39940 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Midterm Races Heating Up Branstad on Medical Cannabis, Juvenile Home, and Secret Settlements http://iowapublicradio.org/post/branstad-medical-cannabis-juvenile-home-and-secret-settlements <p>Iowa Governor Terry&nbsp;Branstad would support a bill with limited medical uses for cannabis if it looks similar to legislation passed in Utah. &nbsp;Host Clay Masters talks with Branstad&nbsp;about medical marijuana, the juvenile home, secret settlements, and more on this Legislative Day edition of River to River from the Law Library at the Iowa state capitol building.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:30:12 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 38737 at http://iowapublicradio.org Branstad on Medical Cannabis, Juvenile Home, and Secret Settlements Restoring Ex-Convicts' Right to Vote http://iowapublicradio.org/post/restoring-ex-convicts-right-vote <div class="msg 1st"><p>A bill backed by Democrats in the Iowa Senate will make it easier for felons who have completed their sentences to have their voting rights restored. The bill passed a divided Senate subcommittee last week.</p><p>As the law stands, people who commit felonies must serve their sentences and pay all court-ordered compensation to victims before they can apply to the governor to restore their voting rights. The policy comes from an executive order signed by Governor Branstad in 2011.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:27:23 +0000 Clay Masters & Emily Woodbury 36086 at http://iowapublicradio.org Restoring Ex-Convicts' Right to Vote Iowa Politicians Save Venom for 2014 Elections http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-politicians-save-venom-2014-elections <p>The first of the 2014 legislative session comes to a close today, perhaps overshadowed by Governor Terry Branstad announcing he’s running for reelection. Many state lawmakers have their eye on looming national and state elections. Associated Press Statehouse and Political Reporter Catherine Lucey talks with IPR’s Clay Masters about how Iowa politics are shaping up at outset of 2014. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:54:59 +0000 Clay Masters 34977 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Politicians Save Venom for 2014 Elections Condition of the State 2014 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/condition-state-2014 <p>Governor Terry Branstad outlined legislative and spending priorities in his annual Condition of the State address in the House chamber at the Iowa State Capitol.&nbsp; He is proposing measures to attract veterans, prevent bullying and expand broadband access in the state.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talked with Chris Larimer, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa, IPR's Clay Masters and listeners about what was and was not included in the speech.</p><p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:41:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 34860 at http://iowapublicradio.org Condition of the State 2014