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Chief Justice Delivers Condition of the Judiciary

Chief Justice Delivers Condition of the Judiciary

Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court Marsha Ternus delivered the 2010 condition of the judiciary address in the house chambers on January 13th. Click here to listen to the addr ...

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Iowa Shows Decrease in Junenile Detention Rates

Iowa Shows Decrease in Junenile Detention Rates

There were new promising results announced from efforts to decrease Iowa’s rates of youth detention, especially for minority youth who are overrepresented in the state’s juvenile ...

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New Laws Start Wednesday

New Laws Start Wednesday

Several new laws will hit the books on July 1, the start of the state's fiscal year. Several changes were made during the 2009 legislative session that will impact Iowans, includi ...

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Health Benefits for Police & Fire Fighters

Health Benefits for Police & Fire Fighters

Rep. Kerry Burt of Waterloo, who is also a Waterloo Firefighter, joined Governor Culver at a bill signing Friday to  to expand health benefits for police officers and fire fighter ...

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House Strengthens Sex Offender Laws

House Strengthens Sex Offender Laws

On a 93-3 vote, the Iowa House approved a bill today to make Iowa’s sex offender laws stronger, smarter, and more effective. “I’m proud of the bi-partisan effort today that will p ...

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Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act Public Hearing

Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act Public Hearing

The Iowa House will hold a public hearing on a bi-partisan plan to make Iowa's sex offender laws both stronger and smarter.  The public hearing will be held on Monday, April 20 fr ...

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Steckman wins approval of first bill to prevent shaken baby syndrome

Steckman wins approval of first bill to prevent shaken baby syndrome

State Representative Sharon Steckman, D-Mason City, won approval of the first bill she managed in the Iowa House today that will establish a shaken baby prevention program. ...

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