DES MOINES, IOWA (January 27, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird joined Utah Attorney General Sean D Reyes and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a 25-state coalition lawsuit over a US Department of Labor rule which would affect the retirement accounts of hundreds of millions of Americans.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 24, 2023) — Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird has announced three new members to her team. AG Bird named David Faith for Deputy Attorney General for Agency Counsel, Ed Bull for Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Health and Human Services Section, and Press Secretary Alyssa Brouillet to serve in the Attorney General’s office.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 23, 2023) — State Auditor Rob Sand today released the following statement:


Whether you call them ESAs or vouchers, as Iowa's tax-payer watchdog, I am alarmed by the intentional lack of transparency and accountability under the proposed legislation.

This bill gives private schools your tax dollars, and gives you no right to know what they are doing with them.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 23, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has released the following statement in response to the shooting at Starts Right Here:

“I am shocked and saddened to hear about the shooting at Starts Right Here. I’ve seen first-hand how hard Will Keeps and his staff works to help at-risk kids through this alternative-education program. My heart breaks for them, these kids and their families. Kevin and I are praying for their safe recovery.”

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 20, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds released the following open letter to the state of Iowa:

A strong education system is foundational to Iowa’s future, which is why school choice continues to be a priority of mine and of families across our great state.

ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS (January 20, 2023)  Last week, Lewis University began its Spring semester of classes at several locations, including its new program inside Sheridan Correctional Center. The nineteen enrolled students began a new journey as the initial cohort of Lewis University Prison Education Program students receiving Second Chance Pell grants.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (January 20, 2023) — Linn County Sheriff Brian D Gardner will serve as the 2023 President of the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC). President Gardner began his term on January 1, 2023. He and other members of the ISAC Board of Directors and Executive Committee were sworn in by former Linn County Recorder and ISAC Past President Joan McCalmant during the Association’s January board meeting.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 18, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has released the following statement in response to the Iowa Senate Committee on Education and Iowa House Education Reform Committee passing the Students First Act:

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 17, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced $40 million in funding to help complete Phase 2 of Iowa State University (ISU)’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL).

The Governor has also proposed in her budget an additional $20M from the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF) $10M in FY24 and $10M in FY25 — to total $60M in state support for the VDL project.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 11, 2023) — State Auditor Rob Sand applauded the expansion of the nationally-acclaimed University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program to include hybrid learning through the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) beginning in August 2023.