News Briefing

Iowa Republicans propose sweeping changes to collective bargaining laws, public unions:  REGISTER
Branstad ‘proud’ legislators are poised to change collective bargaining:  RADIOIOWA
GOP leader sees ‘reform dividend’ in changing bargaining rights; unions protest:  RADIOIOWA
Mixed result for Iowa student achievement as education spending increases:  GAZETTE
Bill passes to bar immigrant sanctuaries in Iowa’s public institutions:  RADIOIOWA
Des Moines creates ‘sanctuary schools’ for undocumented students:  REGISTER
Fewer Iowans sign up for ACA as fate of law remains uncertain:  GAZETTE
Traffic cameras travel two Iowa Senate paths:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Iowa GOP pushes ban on fetal tissue use in medical research:  AP
Iowa universities could face additional state budget cuts:  PRESSCITIZEN
Iowa Capitol Digest: Officials report water-quality gains:  QCTIMES
Grassley, Ernst emphasize local control of schools as DeVos is confirmed:  GAZETTE
Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline:  AP
Nook to continue to grow UNI, community relationship:  WCFCOURIER
EPA rejects Iowa new clean water rule passed last August:  AP
Two leaders of ‘largest synthetic drug conspiracy’ in Iowa sentenced:  GAZETTE
Human trafficking can happen in North Iowa, officials say:  GLOBEGAZETTE
Quirmbach says he regrets ‘clear shot’ remark after criticism from GOP official:  REGISTER
New savings plan for disabled Iowans:  SCJOURNAL