Erin Murphy, Globe Gazette

Erin Murphy

Globe Gazette

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent:
  • Globe Gazette
  • The Gazette
Past:
  • Sioux City Journal
  • The Courier

Recent articles by Erin:

Meat back on the table for SNAP users; so are new rules

Republicans say they plan to amend the bill and eliminate only candy and soda, except for zero-calorie sodas. → Read More

Meat back on the table, Iowa debate continues over hurdles for food assistance program

Still, opponents say SNAP identity verification and work requirements are too burdensome for recipients and not cost-effective for government. → Read More

Tenure ban shelved again, but more reviews may be proposed

A tenure ban is shelved again, but more reviews of faculty may be proposed. → Read More

State-funded private school financial aid bill awaits Gov. Reynolds' signature

A proposal for state-funded savings accounts for Iowa parents to pay for private school would cost the state roughly $345 million annually once fully implemented, according to a nonpartisan analysis. → Read More

Iowa’s private schools could grow as state money hits

The projected $340 million annual program could lead to more private schools, since many current schools are near or at capacity. → Read More

Iowa’s private schools could grow as state money hits

New money pouring into the private school industry could lead to the creation of more private schools in Iowa. → Read More

Meatless SNAP: Iowa bill would cut meat, poultry and more from food assistance program

The bill, introduced by Iowa House Republicans, could be amended to include more foods, Speaker Pat Grassley says, → Read More

A look at recent changes to Iowa tax law, and whether they impact this year’s returns

A look at recent changes to Iowa state tax law, and whether they will show up when Iowans file their tax returns this year. → Read More

Opponents, supporters of Republicans’ private school funding bill flood hearing

The first legislative hearing on Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposal drew dozens upon dozens of Iowans. → Read More

Reynolds reshaping Iowa state government

The governor has proposed a significant streamlining of state agencies, and placed a 4-year pause on regulatory rule-making → Read More

Opponents, supporters of Republicans’ private school funding bill flood hearing

The first legislative hearing on Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposal drew dozens upon dozens of Iowans. → Read More

Buoyed by electoral success, Iowa GOP vows more conservative policies

Republican leaders laid out some priorities and called for ‘bold’ action Monday, the first day of the 2023 session of the Iowa Legislature. → Read More

Shortages of court reporters, contract attorneys haunt Iowa’s courts

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Christensen said the judicial branch is working to solve the shortages of court reporters and contract attorneys in order to avoid delayed justice. → Read More

Gov. Kim Reynolds expands proposal for school choice law

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds used her sixth Condition of the State address and larger Republican majorities in the Iowa Legislature to double down on and expand her push for school choice legislation. → Read More

Condition of the State: Reynolds expands her proposal for school choice law

She calls for spending nearly $107M on it in the first year. → Read More

Gov. Kim Reynolds calls for 3.3% increase in state spending

The budget, which now goes before state lawmakers, includes her proposed private school scholarships → Read More

Iowa GOP vows more conservative policies

Iowa Republicans hold commanding agenda-setting majorities — 34-16 in the Senate and 64-36 in the House. → Read More

Buoyed by electoral success, Iowa GOP vows more conservative policies

Republican leaders laid out some priorities and called for ‘bold’ action Monday, the first day of the 2023 session of the Iowa Legislature. → Read More

The 2023 Legislature: Diversity rises, still lags

A look at the numbers ahead of the 90th Iowa General Assembly, which begins today. → Read More

Tom Miller reflects on ending his run as nation’s longest-serving attorney general

Longest-serving state attorney general in U.S. history leaves next week → Read More