Terry E. Branstad

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  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad asks a question during a meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee at the National Governors Association convention Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Gov. Terry Branstad calls on Iowans to pray, repent and follow God's will

    Gov. Terry Branstad acted on a proclamation he signed previously and kicked off a Christian event at the Capitol building, calling on fellow Iowans to pray and fast, much in the spirit of Founding Fathers.


  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to reporters outside his formal office, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad, who fired Iowa Department of Administrative Services director Mike Carroll on Tuesday, says he's confident his interim director will protect records and will thoroughly review the staff to ensure the agency functions properly. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    DEACE: The GOP establishment says no more 'Iowa Nice' to Conservatives

    In my home state of Iowa, the undocumented Democrat known as Republican Governor (for life) Terry Branstad, and the corporatist shills surrounding him could be poised to put the finishing touches on a complete rout of their own base. The end result could be the Republican Party of Iowa electing its third chairman in the last 28 months.


  • Iowa Gov. Branstad vetoes millions in funding

    Gov. Terry Branstad has vetoed tens of millions of dollars in state spending that legislators had approved, with some of the biggest cuts targeting environmental protection and recreation projects.


  • Branstad signs cannabis oil, HIV bills

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a number of bills on Friday, enacting into law significant policy changes for the state including a bill that legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat severe epilepsy. Another bill lessens the penalties for people who unknowingly expose someone to HIV.


  • Branstad OKs bill ending Council Bluffs dog races

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday signed a bill into law that will end greyhound dog racing in Council Bluffs by 2016 and allow an industry trade group to lead races in Dubuque.


  • Branstad signs bill to boost apprenticeships

    An apprenticeship program designed to teach workers required skills for high-demand jobs including those in building, construction, and information technology received a boost Tuesday when Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law the Iowa Apprenticeship and Job Training Act.


  • Branstad to sign historic tax credits bill

    Gov. Terry Branstad is signing a bill to revises a state law that provides tax credits for the renovation of historic properties.


  • Branstad promises to sign medical marijuana bill

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said Friday he will sign a bill legalizing the use of oil derived from marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy but hasn't made a decision on legislation that could change the scope of greyhound racing in the state.


  • Branstad to sign Home Base Iowa bills

    Gov. Terry Branstad says he will sign measures passed by the Iowa Legislature designed to make the state a more attractive place to live for returning veterans.


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