News Briefing

Iowa House approves $40 million school funding increase:  GAZETTE
Branstad: Iowa collective bargain law ‘antiquated’:  GAZETTE
Branstad joins push to ban drivers’ use of hand-held phones:  QCTIMES
Des Moines School Board to consider sanctuary resolutions for students:  RADIOIOWA
Group of election officials say they’ll oppose voter ID bill:  AP
Lawmakers make new push to legalize fireworks in Iowa:  QCTIMES
Branstad: State constitution clear on governor succession:  GLOBEGAZETTE
House Democrats argue rule change violates free speech:  REGISTER
Branstad cool to ending daylight saving time:  GAZETTE
Governor plans to help cover Iowa public information board cuts:  GAZETTE
Eadon leads Iowa Democratic Party as it recovers from election drubbing:  SCJOURNAL
State officials set goal of reducing unemployment among minorities:  RADIOIOWA
Branstad not prepping yet for confirmation hearing:  RADIOIOWA
AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa to move some special needs enrollees to in-house case managers:  GAZETTE
UI Foundation campaign comes in just shy of $2B:  PRESSCITIZEN
New UNI president backs student liaison to council:  WCFCOURIER
Toledo residents weigh in on reuses for IJH:  WCFCOURIER
U.S. News: Des Moines is 9th best place to live:  REGISTER