Juvenile Home http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa Lawmakers Expect Early Legislative Adjournment http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-lawmakers-expect-early-legislative-adjournment <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Iowa legislative calendar has the last day of the 2014 session falling late next month. Last week Senate Majority Leader Mike&nbsp;</span>Gronstal<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Democrat from Council Bluffs, said Iowa Republicans and Democrats have gotten better working together.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:25:18 +0000 Clay Masters & Joyce Russell 36994 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Lawmakers Expect Early Legislative Adjournment Parties Spar Over Juvenile Home Bill http://iowapublicradio.org/post/parties-spar-over-juvenile-home-bill <p>On a strict party line vote, the Iowa Senate &nbsp;approved a Democratic bill calling for a facility for delinquent girls in Iowa comparable to the boy’s facility in Eldora.&nbsp; But &nbsp;Republicans say a state-run institution &nbsp;isn’t necessary, and the private sector can fill the need. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:08:01 +0000 Joyce Russell 36898 at http://iowapublicradio.org Parties Spar Over Juvenile Home Bill Branstad asks Supreme Court to Overturn Juvenile Home Order http://iowapublicradio.org/post/branstad-asks-supreme-court-overturn-juvenile-home-order <p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:26:21 +0000 Clay Masters & Joyce Russell 36053 at http://iowapublicradio.org Branstad asks Supreme Court to Overturn Juvenile Home Order An Iowan in Sochi and Other Stories http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowan-sochi-and-other-stories <p>In this News Buzz program, hear six short interviews about: the Iowa Juvenile Home, the Olympics in Russia, an embarrassing phone conversation involving the U.S. State Department, a cyber-security competition, a deadly snowmobile accident and safety concerns, and the analysis of flood prediction.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:51:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 35968 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Iowan in Sochi and Other Stories Juvenile Home's Future Unsure, The Likelihood of a Gas Tax Hike http://iowapublicradio.org/post/juvenile-homes-future-unsure-likelihood-gas-tax-hike <p></p><p>Governor Terry Branstad&nbsp;ordered the closure of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo last month. It was after an investigation uncovered some girls were held in isolation cells. Last week Senate Democrats unveiled a bill to reopen the home under a new program. IPR's Clay Masters talks with Statehouse Correspondent about the juvenile home as well as the likelihood of lawmakers raising&nbsp;the state's &nbsp;gas tax.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:43:46 +0000 Clay Masters & Joyce Russell 35711 at http://iowapublicradio.org Juvenile Home's Future Unsure, The Likelihood of a Gas Tax Hike Courts Oppose Closing Juvenile Home http://iowapublicradio.org/post/courts-oppose-closing-juvenile-home <p>State lawmakers looking into the closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home at Toledo got a fresh perspective from juvenile court officers who work with the&nbsp; delinquent girls who used to be assigned to the home.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The officers argue that Iowa needs a facility specifically for&nbsp; girls who’ve been in serious trouble with the law.&nbsp; Governor Branstad is at odds with the judicial branch.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:17:13 +0000 Joyce Russell 35616 at http://iowapublicradio.org Courts Oppose Closing Juvenile Home Lawmakers Hear from Former Juvenile Home Residents, Employees http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-hear-former-juvenile-home-residents-employees <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to introduce a bill to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Branstad ordered the home closed after an&nbsp; investigation revealed that some girls were being held in long-term isolation.&nbsp;&nbsp; On Wednesday, a Senate committee heard testimony from former residents and staff, as well as Toledo boosters. &nbsp;Iowa Public Radio’s Joyce Russell reports:</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:53:20 +0000 Joyce Russell 35213 at http://iowapublicradio.org Lawmakers Hear from Former Juvenile Home Residents, Employees