Iowa’s U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst responded to China’s second wave of tariffs targeting U.S. commodities, including soybeans, which were announced in retaliation to the Trump Administration’s tariffs on Chinese products.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidates respond to the potential trade war with China and its potential impact on Iowa’s agricultural economy.
President Donald Trump: “I’ve been speaking with General Mattis — we’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step. We really haven’t done that before — certainly not very much before.”
Good Friday (and every day really) we should reflect on the sacrifice that Christ made on our behalf, but instead of being somber, we should celebrate. Because of Christ’s death, we can have new life. As Charles Spurgeon said, “The memorial of Christ’s death is a festival, not a funeral.”
Dr. S.M. Lockridge (1913-2000) was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent African-American church in San Diego, CA, from 1953-1993. He gave a Good Friday devotional entitled “It’s Friday – But, Sunday’s Coming.”
Shane Vander Hart: Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) gave an incredible response to the question of how one can value children’s lives and still oppose gun control. He discussed how gun violence is a cultural problem, not a gun problem.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed seven bills on Thursday, one of which was SF 360 which expands and enhances Iowa’s newborn “safe haven” law originally enacted in 2002.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) discussed her no vote on the 2018 Omnibus bill that passed in the U.S. Senate last Friday and was signed by President Donald Trump.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate did not certify Teresa Greenfield for the Iowa 3rd Congressional District Democrat primary ballot after Attorney General Tom Miller advised him not to.
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett appealed to a judge at his hearing on Tuesday in Polk County requesting that he be placed back on the Iowa Republican June 5th Gubernatorial Primary ballot.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will now have an uncontested primary in June. The challenge to Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s nomination petitions was upheld by the State Objection Panel by a 2 to 1 vote.
Shane Vander Hart: Utah added to their state’s definition of neglect that parents allowing their children to be self-sufficient is not to be considered neglect by overzealous caseworkers and police.
Shane Vander Hart: I’m perplexed at how anyone could insinuate that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is not serious about addressing sexual harassment, but Kathie Obradovich at The Des Moines Register found a way.
An Iowa Department of Transportation study determined that introducing tolls on I-80 is a financially feasible way to pay for that highway’s expansion, but Mark Lowe, the Iowa DOT director, said they would not recommend or pursue tolling.
Education savings accounts were reintroduced in the Iowa Senate’s version of the Iowa Student Opportunities Act (SSB 3206) by State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as an appropriations bill and passed through an appropriations subcommittee.
State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) unsuccessfully offered a constitutional amendment to replace the Right to Keep and Bear Arms resolution, that passed in the Iowa House, that would have effectively ended private school and homeschooling in the state.