Iowa lawmakers have wrangled with technolgy in legislation and in their work this year. (Photo illustration by Kathie Obradovich/Iowa Capital Dispatch. Capitol dome photo by Getty Images) When Rep. Steven Hansen, D-Sioux City, began his first term in 1987, two lawmakers would share each desk phone. It was a “big deal,” he said, when each legislator got their own phone. Hansen … [Read more...] about Lawmakers wrestle with tech challenges in legislation and at their desks
(Creative Commons photo via Pxhere) With Americans spending on average almost 2 ½ hours a day on social media, small wonder that few of us can define the various categories of truth. Sure, we know all about falsehoods — fake news, hoaxes, half-truths, exaggerations and so-called “white lies” — and can identify each with little prompting. Did you know that Politifact has … [Read more...] about Basic truths: Can you cite the rainbow of veracity?
State lawmakers advanced a bill that would deny certain companies state and local government contracts or aid if they censor viewpoints. (Image by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay) A key Senate committee on Monday advanced anti-censorship legislation that a Democratic lawmaker called “anti-business.” Senate File 571 would ban state and local government contracts or aid for … [Read more...] about GOP advances anti-censorship bill