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Current and past attorneys general from both major political parties from several states are asking Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to veto a measure that would force Iowa's attorney general to seek permission to file out-of-state lawsuits.

They think the move designed by Republicans to keep Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller from joining lawsuits against the Donald Trump administration violates basic checks and balances.

Iowa would be the only state with such limits on an attorney general.

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Current and past attorneys general from both major political parties from several states are asking Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to veto a measure that would force Iowa's attorney general to seek permission to file out-of-state lawsuits.

They think the move designed by Republicans to keep Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller from joining lawsuits against the Donald Trump administration violates basic checks and balances.

Iowa would be the only state with such limits on an attorney general.

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Congressman Steve King today responded to a campaign contribution made by former Governor Terry Branstad to one of his challengers.

State Senator Randy Feenstra from Hull is one of three Republicans trying to oust King.

He brought in four times more campaign cash than King during the first three months of this year.   One of the donors is Branstad, who is now the U.S. Ambassador to China.

“He’s over there in China.  I hope he’s putting more energy in the Chinese trade deal than primary politics in Iowa,” said Steve King.