Radio Iowa: House GOP plans Medicaid reimbursement hike for Iowa nursing homes
House Speaker Pat Grassley says Republicans in the House plan to increase the rate Iowa nursing homes are paid to care for residents enrolled in Medicaid.https://www.radioiowa.com/2023/03/23/house-gop-plans-medicaid-reimbursement-hike-for-iowa-nursing-homes/https://www.radioiowa.com/2023/03/23/house-gop-plans-medicaid-reimbursement-hike-for-iowa-nursing-homes/Read more
Radio Iowa: House bill addresses violent, disruptive behavior in Iowa schools
The Iowa House has sent the Senate a bill that would set a statewide policy for disciplining disruptive and violent students in public K-through-12 schools.Read more
DMR: Iowa House passes new limits on when carbon pipeline companies could use eminent domain
Carbon capture pipeline companies would need to reach voluntary deals to buy 90% of the land on their route before they could seek to use eminent domain, under a bill passed Wednesday by the Iowa House.
The bill's House passage is a big step forward for opponents of the pipelines, who are worried they could be forced to sell their land to the companies if the state grants them eminent domain powers.Read more
DMR: Iowa Poll: Iowans narrowly favor $2M cap on pain and suffering in major malpractice cases
By a narrow margin, a plurality of Iowans favor a new $2 million limit on damages for pain and suffering in major medical malpractice cases, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows.
Forty-seven percent of Iowans support the law, while 44% are opposed. Another 10% are not sure.Read more
KCCI: Iowa lawmakers make bipartisan push for over-the-counter birth control
Iowa Democrats and Republicans are both calling for increased access to birth control in Iowa.Read more