Auditor's report accuses Governor Reynolds of violating state law by appearing in COVID-19 PSA 1

DES MOINES, IOWA — A report from State Auditor Rob Sand says Governor Kim Reynolds violated a state law which she herself signed when she appeared in a public service announcement urging Iowans to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor’s office, however, says she was acting under emergencyContinue Reading

'Unconscionable and Heartless': Top House Democrat Responds to Governor Cutting Unemployment Benefit 4

DES MOINES, IOWA — The top Democrat in the Iowa House of Representatives is calling Governor Kim Reynolds’ decision to decline some federal unemployment assistance a publicity stunt designed to hurt Iowans for her personal gain. “In search of national headlines, Governor Reynolds has thrown common sense out the windowContinue Reading

Drake AD Responds to Governor Reynolds' Letter About State Track Meet Attendance 5

DES MOINES, IOWA — Drake University Athletic Director Brian Hardin is thanking Governor Reynolds for her interest in the attendance policy at this year’s State Track Meet at Drake Stadium. But he doesn’t appear to be swayed by her arguments. Governor Reynolds, in a letter on Tuesday, asked Drake University’sContinue Reading

Gov. Reynolds Criticizes State Track Fan Policy as Defying 'Logic and Common Sense' 6

DES MOINES, IOWA — Governor Kim Reynolds is asking Drake University to reconsider its limit on fans at the state’s high school Track and Field Championships, suggesting that COVID-19 mitigation efforts are too strict. Governor Reynolds addressed the issue in a letter to Drake University Athletics Director Brian Hardin addressedContinue Reading

Iowa Extended Contact Tracing Contract as Cases Plummeted 7

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As virus cases plummeted, Iowa quietly extended a $3.9 million contact tracing contract with a company owned by a major Republican Party donor and supporter of Gov. Kim Reynolds, according to documents released Friday. After a one-day emergency bidding process in November, the Iowa DepartmentContinue Reading

Group of Iowa Educators Frustrated with Gov. Reynolds’ Proclamation Easing COVID-19 Restrictions 10

DES MOINES, Iowa – Mask and social distancing mandates are now eased in the state of Iowa as part of a proclamation Gov. Reynolds announced on Friday, Feb. 5. On Monday, we learned from lawmakers she did that without conferring first with public health officials. It’s a decision that’s causingContinue Reading

Gov. Reynolds Explains Decision to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions in Fox News Interview 11

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds cited Iowa’s falling number of COVID-19 hospitalizations as the main reason why she decided to roll back public health measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Reynolds issued a proclamation Friday that removed the mask requirement for those spending 15 minutes or moreContinue Reading

Gov. Reynolds Lifted Mask Mandate Without Input of Public Health Experts, Lawmakers Say 12

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted mask and social distancing mandates without conferring first with public health officials in her own administration, according to lawmakers who spoke Monday with public health officials. Reynolds released a new public health proclamation on Friday that lifted mask requirements and limits onContinue Reading

Gov. Reynolds: 'No Apologies' for Sending COVID-19 Strike Team to Campaign Donor's Company 13

DES MOINES, IOWA — Governor Kim Reynolds says she will make “no apologies” for sending a ‘strike team’ to test employees of a company owned by a campaign donor amidst reports that the company “leap-frogged” long term care facilities and other agenices that were waiting for testing help in theContinue Reading

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds acknowledged that President Joe Biden legitimately won the presidential election but still asserted there are “concerns” about the election process that warrant more examination, even though many allegations of election fraud have already been debunked and ruled out in court. On IowaContinue Reading