Erin Murphy

state of Iowa

One month into this year's session, what has the Iowa legislature accomplished so far ?

State of Iowa

As the state's new fiscal year begins, Iowa's new governor faces some serious problems, including the budget.

state of Iowa

Collective bargaining, gun rights, and school funding are just a few of the issues debated by the Iowa legislature this year. And on Midwest Week, a look at what happened.  

state of Iowa

New rules for collective bargaining are now in effect for thousands of state workers in Iowa.

state of Iowa

Some new faces, and a new majority, will take over in Des Moines next week when the new legislative session gets underway.

Now that the dust has cleared, what was done, and not done, by the Iowa legislature during this year's session ?

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix talks with Erin Murphy, Lee Enterprises bureau chief in Des Moines - his work appears here in the Quad City Times. 

You can also hear Midwest Week on WVIK, Fridays at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered.  

state of Iowa

With just a few weeks left in the Iowa legislative session - what's been accomplished and what work remains ?

This week on Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Erin Murphy, Lee Enterprises bureau chief in Des Moines. His reporting appears here in the Quad City Times.

You can also hear Midwest Week on WVIK Fridays at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered. 

Caucus Campaign Update

Sep 11, 2015
Lee Enterprises

 With five months still to go before the Iowa caucuses, the campaign for the presidential nomination is already in high gear. And this week on Midwest Week, an update on what's happened so far.

Lee Enterprises

The Iowa legislature was finally able to adjourn for the year, one month late. And the main reason was a dispute over education funding.