Terry E. Branstad

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  • Branstad priorities not OK'd as adjournment nears

    As the end of the legislative session draws near, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing lawmakers to keep some of his priorities in mind.


  • Officials announce plan for Microsoft data center

    Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.


  • Iowa board boss cites pressure from administration

    The chairman of the state's Public Employment Relations Board says aides to Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration.


  • Chairman: Branstad staff pressured board on hires

    The chairman of the state's Public Employment Relations Board said Thursday that two aides to Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration, in the latest accusation that top government officials pushed to fill state positions with allies.


  • File - In this undated file photo provided by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy is Michael Quinn, assistant director of the academy in Johnston, Iowa. A letter released Thursday, April 17, 2014 to The Associated Press shows Michael Quinn will retire June 30 after facing months of criticism for making inappropriate sexual and threatening remarks to female cadets and colleagues. (AP Photo/Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, File)

    APNewsBreak: Embattled academy official to retire

    The assistant director of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy announced Thursday he will retire after enduring months of criticism for making inappropriate sexual and threatening remarks to female cadets and colleagues.


  • Federal money could have paid settlements

    An official of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services said Wednesday that some federal money may have been used to pay former state employees to keep quiet about settlement agreements, which one lawmaker suggested could potentially be a serious problem for the state.


  • In this undated photo is 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. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register,Christopher Gannon) ** MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT **

    Iowa workforce chief gave judge positive reviews

    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 backs extension of health care policies

    Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa has agreed to a federal recommendation that will allow thousands of residents to hang onto health insurance policies that don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.


  • Branstad's tax return shows income of $234,907

    Gov. Terry Branstad released his tax returns Wednesday, showing he earned $234,907 and paid $28,298 in federal taxes in 2013.


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