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Branstad Reflects on Historic 2017 Legislative Session

April 22, 2017

Today, Gov. Terry Branstad and released a statement on the close of the 2017 legislative session: 


Chronic Absenteeism Advisory Council Releases Final Report

November 29, 2016

The Iowa Chronic Absenteeism Advisory Council on Monday approved recommendations to help school districts and their communities improve the attendance of students who miss 10 percent or more of the school year.

Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Director Townsend Announce Future Ready Iowa Alliance Membership and First Meeting

October 24, 2016

Today, Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds and Director of Iowa Workforce Development Beth Townsend announced that the Future Ready Iowa Alliance membership has been set and will meet for the first time on Friday, Oct. 28 at 12:00-3:30PM at the Botanical Gardens in Des Moines.   


Branstad, Reynolds, STEM Advisory Council announce positive results in 2015-2016 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report

August 22, 2016

This morning, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Executive Director of the Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council Dr.

Gov. Branstad issues statement on closing of the 2016 legislative session

April 29, 2016

Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today reflected on the legislative session by issuing the following statement:


Gov. Branstad signs 12 bills into law

April 13, 2016

Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following 12 bills into law:


Gov. Branstad signs 29 bills into law

April 06, 2016

House File 2341--an Act relating to the operation of certain schools under the purview of the college student aid commission.


Gov. Branstad signs 16 bills into law

March 30, 2016

Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following 16 bills into law: