Traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets seem convinced Republicans will retain control of the U.S. House in 2012 and gain control of the U.S. Senate.
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Advocates for a law to prohibit bullying and provide school districts with the tools to address the problem were dealt a stinging rebuke Wednesday morning in the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate.
The Ingham County Board of Commissioners are debating internally two resolutions which they think will address a “dysfunctional” road commission.
The first proposal, introduced by Republicans who are a minority on the board, would demand the resignation of Shirley Rogers, the Road Commission chairperson. A second proposal, introduced by Democratic More…
A new Gallup poll finds, on average, Americans believe 51 cents out of every dollar the federal government spends is wasted, a new high since the question was first asked in 1979.
Within president Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill he announced Thursday in an address to a joint session of Congress, some $55 billion would go directly to K-12 educators and renovations to nearly 35,000 schools.
According to a Gallup survey of 170,000 adults nationwide, Minnesota ranks 13th in the nation for Democratic advantage just behind New Jersey and ahead of Washington state. Minnesota dipped sharply in 2010 in Democratic advantage only to rebound a bit in 2011.
Frustrations are running high on Iowa’s Capitol Hill. The 2011 Legislative session inched into the 130-day range this week, and lawmakers are reluctant to give an end date as Republicans and Democrats continue to battle job creation tactics, education funding and budget and property tax relief issues.
For the first time since Gallup began polling the public on the issue, a majority of Republicans back the establishment of a third political party. Although support for a third party among all Americans is actually down from last year, the rise of the tea party may be responsible More…
In a sign that Republican-led attacks on public unions’ collective bargaining rights may be reaching a tipping point on their way to widespread application, the Massachusetts House of Representatives Tuesday night passed Amendment 749 to its 2012 budget. The amendment, introduced by Rep. Brian (D-Essex), is said by its More…
DES MOINES — “Wisconsin comes to Iowa next week” was the message Iowa Democrats delivered Thursday as they prepare to square off against Republicans over House Study Bill 117, legislation that makes changes to Iowa’s collective bargaining laws for public employees.