News Briefing

Branstad challenges lawmakers to reshape government:  GAZETTE
Legislators react to Branstad’s ‘historic’ speech:  RADIOIOWA
Branstad outlines budget with $110 million in cuts:  REGISTER
Branstad asks higher ed to absorb biggest cut:  WCFCOURIER
Branstad highlights abortion restrictions, collective bargaining in final Condition of the State address:  DAILYNONPAREIL
Iowa governor pushes new plan to defund Planned Parenthood:  AP
Branstad: Incentivize computer science in schools:  REGISTER
Legislators to consider governor’s traffic safety proposals:  RADIOIOWA
Fact Checker: Branstad gets mostly A’s for accuracy in speech:  GAZETTE
Iowa gun bills filed mark start of wide-ranging debate:  REGISTER
Ex-lottery official received severance amid jackpot scandal:  AP
Obamacare marketplace attracts 52,237 Iowans, despite controversy:  REGISTER
Ernst vows to focus on economy as Senate reconvenes:  DAILYNONPAREIL
Senator Grassley to chair first hearing on U.S. Attorney General nominee:  RADIOIOWA
151 rounds of ammo, pistol found in accused police shooter’s truck:  REGISTER
Iowa pays $1.2 million to settle lawsuits:  REGISTER
Will customers be ‘exploited’ by taxi cab deregulation?:  GAZETTE
Report: Iowa ranks nearly last for animal rights:  REGISTER
Science changes stir Common Core concerns:  WCFCOURIER