IowaWatch Sunshine Week Report: The Cost Of Uncertainty In Iowa’s Public Record Laws

Costs and time spent defining what qualifies as an open record in Iowa are the biggest impediments to gaining access to information about how government functions and the way public money is spent. The cluster of rules defining public records in Iowa can be confusing or leave room for uncertainty. When a dispute arises, fighting for access to information can incur expensive legal fees.

Democratic caucus-goers at the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union form viable groups for delegates the night of Feb. 1, 2016.

Big Crowds, Some Delays And Winners and Losers in Iowa’s Caucuses

Ted Cruz pulled out a win but but Donald Trump and Marco Rubio could claim wins, too, for Republicans while Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were virtually tied in the Iowa presidential precinct caucuses marked by huge turnouts Monday night.