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Stories with person: Terry Branstad
  • Branstad priorities not OK'd as adjournment nears 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:05 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - As the end of the legislative session draws near, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing lawmakers to keep some of his priorities in mind.

  • Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:52 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether they lost their voting rights in the first place.

  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:30 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.

  • Iowa workforce chief gave judge positive reviews 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:05 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert approved positive performance evaluations for the agency's former chief unemployment appeals judge, records show, undermining her public claims that he was a poor manager who decided cases slowly.

  • Branstad scandal ensnares key Iowa link to China 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:47 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Chinese Association of Iowa executive director Swallow Yan has helped connect Gov. Terry Branstad with Chinese presidents and residents, boosting relations between a farming state and a growing superpower with a huge demand for Iowa's agricultural exports.

  • Senator wants review of Iowa Veterans Home firings 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:37 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - A lawmaker called for an investigation Monday to determine why so many more workers at the Iowa Veterans Home have been fired and disqualified from future state employment under Gov. Terry Branstad than his predecessors.

  • Iowa's popular governor suddenly put on defense 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:53 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - In Terry Branstad's nearly 20 years as governor of Iowa, he has earned a reputation for steady management, frugality and a distinct absence of drama. Gray-haired, smiling and always attired in a crisp business suit, he's been a model of Midwestern stability and owner of a public approval rating over 60 percent.

  • Iowa hires nearly 400 without advertising the jobs 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:43 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - At least 386 state employees have been hired by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration without advertising the positions, but this is not a new practice in Iowa.

  • Iowa finds 9 more wrongly rejected votes in 2012 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:57 am
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - A review has found that nine more Iowans wrongly had their votes thrown out in the 2012 election because of inaccuracies in the state's list of ineligible felons.

  • Agent fired in Branstad case to be investigator 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:25 am
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - The veteran Iowa criminal investigator fired after reporting Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding SUV is going into business as a private investigator.

  • Vilsack: No secret payments when he was governor 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:42 pm
  • JOHNSTON, Iowa - No money was paid to anyone for secrecy during the years Tom Vilsack was governor, the Democrat who is now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture said Friday.

  • Iowa agency head denies money was paid for silence 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:50 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services said Thursday he paid no hush money to fired workers as part of their settlement agreements with the state, contradicting testimony by several workers who say they were offered cash to remain quiet.

  • Senate supports audits of settlement agreements 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:10 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate has passed a Democratic-sponsored amendment to a state spending bill that would require the state auditor to look into confidential settlement agreements with fired state workers during Gov. Terry Branstad's current term.

  • Iowa praised, but no states mimic mapping system 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:57 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's redistricting process is often held out as the national model for how states should handle the once-a-decade process.

  • Iowa governor visits Okla. City bombing memorial 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 2:56 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has visited a grove of trees donated by Iowans to the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Unguarded comments, caught on tape, dog candidates 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:34 pm
  • WASHINGTON - You might think this year's candidates had learned from Barack Obama's comments about bitter people who "cling to guns or religion." Or perhaps from Mitt Romney's apparent dismissal of the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes.

  • Okla., Iowa governors to visit memorial garden 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:10 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad are slated to visit a memorial tree garden on the state Capitol grounds donated by Iowans to honor the victims of the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing.

  • Branstad: Comments about Grassley will hurt Braley 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:37 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Comments made by U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley about Sen. Charles Grassley's ability to lead the judiciary committee have damaged Braley's U.S. Senate campaign, Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday.

  • Lawmaker: Branstad must provide juvenile home info 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:23 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa Senate Democrat said Tuesday this year's legislative session won't end until Gov. Terry Branstad provides information about the Iowa Juvenile Home, which he closed in January.

  • Foreman: Ex-felon made an honest mistake in voting 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 6:46 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - The foreman of a jury that acquitted a former Iowa drug offender of voter fraud said Friday the woman made an honest mistake when she cast a ballot because she believed her voting rights were restored.