Shane Vander Hart: The Majority Rules PAC, of which Jim Mowrer apparently is still the treasurer of, endorsed his candidacy for Iowa Secretary of State. So essentially he endorsed himself. This is sad, pathetic, and a violation of Iowa law.
Iowa Firearms Coalition shared a video segment of the debate that Iowa Press hosted for candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Iowa Governor last week. What the candidates believe about gun control is eye opening.
PAC, candidate, and political party financial disclosures were due on May 19th, and so far in 2018, the Republican Party of Iowa has raised three times the amount of money raised by the Iowa Democratic Party.
The Trump administration through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expected to propose new rules for the Title X grant program that would direct taxpayer funding away from the abortion industry.
ACLU of Iowa and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America have filed a lawsuit to stop Iowa’s new fetal heartbeat abortion law from taking effect, The FAMiLY Leader has launched a petition that will be added to an amicus brief so supporters can urge the courts to uphold the law.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) forced the U.S. Senate to go on the record on balancing the federal budget with a vote on his “Penny Plan” balanced budget bill. U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and 18 other Republican Senators voted with Paul in favor of his plan that was defeated 76 to 21.
Shane Vander Hart shares his top five disappointments with the 2018 Iowa legislative session which includes a failure to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, deal with current academic standards, expand school choice, limit state spending, and pass an Article V petition in the Iowa Senate.
Shane Vander Hart thinks the passage of the fetal heartbeat abortion ban, tax reform, Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment, sanctuary city/county ban, and keeping Iowa’s statewide assessment development in the state are the top five highlights from the 2018 Iowa Legislative session.
Shane Vander Hart: A free press is vital to our Republic, and President Trump should not interfere with it, but a free press should police itself to ensure that it is fair. It should report the truth, the whole truth – the good and the bad – not just the stories about the Trump Administration they want to cover.
On Wednesday, Governor Kim Reynolds’ campaign released their second TV ad for the 2018 Iowa Gubernatorial Race entitled “Longer.” The 30-second ad focuses on Reynolds’ balance of work, family, and getting her college degree from Iowa State while serving as Iowa’s Lt. Governor.
A poll of 2,315 likely Iowa Democratic primary voters conducted this month shows that Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell has a widening lead among in the six-way race for the Democratic nomination in Iowa’s gubernatorial race.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon signed a presidential memorandum ceasing U.S. participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran and ordered sanctions to be reinstated against the Islamic regime that is one of the primary state sponsors of terror.
A coalition of several pro-tax relief groups called on Iowa Legislators to lower the revenue growth trigger from 4 percent to 2.5 percent that the state would need to reach before implementing the tax cuts.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 359, the fetal heartbeat abortion ban, on Friday afternoon less than two days after the Iowa legislature sent it to her desk.
Since January, voter registration has dipped in Iowa. While the Republican Party of Iowa and Iowa Democratic Party numbers continue to decline statewide, but Libertarian Party of Iowa and “No Party” voters both saw increases since April.
Shane Vander Hart: It’s easy to play Monday morning quarterback, but I believe Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds took appropriate action against Dave Jamison and that she takes sexual harassment in state government seriously. Sexual harassment shouldn’t become a wedge issue in the gubernatorial election.