Iowa Scientist is a news and information service covering public policy, with a focus on the gaming industry and sports betting.

Our focus is publishing research-based narrative journalism and nonpartisan public policy insights. We’re committed to providing in-depth research, original reporting, commentary and data analyses on Iowa policy issues rather than covering political events or writing up campaign rhetoric.

We provide subscribers data to make decisions. This website is the beta version of the publication. The fully-functional website, newsletters, directories and content databases will launch in Feb. 2020. Content will be available to subscribers for a monthly or annual fee that has yet to be finalized. For more information or questions, please email info [at] iowascientist.com.

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We provide information both online and in specialized email subscriptions covering select issues in Iowa’s legislature, regulatory agencies and municipalities.


We develop customized databases and visualizations for subscribers to better understand public policy.


We provide directories and biographies of key decision makers in public policy—elected officials, caucus staff, executive branch officials, lobbyists and regulators.