Katarina Sostaric

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Industries facing worker shortages push to roll back child labor protections

Thursday, May 25, 2023

A hotly debated bill in Iowa would roll back some child labor protections, including the number of hours minors could work during a day.


Here's why more people aren't running for governor in Iowa's primary

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

The incumbent Republican and her Democratic challenger are running unopposed in the primary after a well-respected Black Democrat said major political donors in the state refused to meet with him.


Iowa Gov. Reynolds will likely tout her COVID response in State of the Union rebuttal

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds' response to the pandemic, with few restrictions, has gotten her national attention.


Republicans are changing state laws to try to get out of federal vaccine mandates

Monday, November 22, 2021

Nationwide, conservative lawmakers have come together to propose and pass bills aimed at nullifying federal vaccine mandates. Public health experts worry exemptions make the workforce vulnerable.


Iowa law allows workers to refuse the vaccine, while federal law mandates it

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Some state Republicans are against federal vaccine mandates. In Iowa, a new law allows workers to opt out if they think the vaccine would hurt their well-being or that of those they live with.


Lawmakers Push For Protest Restrictions In The Year Since George Floyd's Killing

Monday, May 24, 2021

Republicans in more than 30 states have introduced bills to criminalize or limit the rights of protesters. Simultaneously, some Democratic-led states are working to better protect protesters.


Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Iowa was the only state to automatically restrict voting rights to anyone with a felony conviction. Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an order to restore those rights to most people.


Iowa Is 'Bruised' But Budget Situation Is Still Relatively Strong

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Iowa.


Blasting Trump's 'Unacceptable Behavior,' Iowa Lawmaker Leaves GOP After 40+ Years

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

State Rep. Andy McKean says that the Republican Party has changed and that he no longer wants to be a member. He was first elected to the legislature in 1978.


With Sights On Roe V. Wade, Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Invite Legal Challenges

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Iowa's governor has signed a new law that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat has been detected. The law's supporters expect a challenge in the courts.


At Town Halls Across the Country, Constituents Show Discontent

Friday, May 12, 2017

A series of town halls across the country this week saw constituents erupt in anger over the Congressional efforts to reform health care. 

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