Shane Vander Hart: The Republican Party of Iowa has called Fred Hubbell an elitist, they have questioned his position on tax cuts, but have been silent about the fact he was the chairman of Iowa’s largest abortion provider.
State Senator David Johnson (I-Ocheydan) announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election to a fifth term. Johnson, who represents Iowa Senate District 1, left the Republican Party after President Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the tax reform bill, Senate File 2417, into law Wednesday at tablet manufacturer MobileDemand in Hiawatha.
The Adams County, Greene County, Jones County, and Palo Alto County Republican Central Committees in Iowa donated to state-level candidates who have contested primaries.
Fred Hubbell picked up a key endorsement in his quest to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds this fall. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, one of only two Democrat statewide elected officials endorsed the businessman from Des Moines.
Republican voters in Iowa House District 26 will have to decide between Indianola small businessman Rebel Snodgrass or Carlisle attorney Jeff Janssen to determine who will challenge State Representative Scott Ourth (D-Ackworth) this fall.
Republicans in Iowa Senate District 1 will have to make a choice between three candidates (Zach Whiting, Brad Price, and Jesse Wolfe) on June 5th to determine who will challenge State Senator David Johnson (I-Ocheydan).
After being accused by three women of inappropriate sexual conduct, State Senator Nate Boulton (D-Des Moines) has suspended his gubernatorial campaign just days before Iowa’s Primary election on June 5th.
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.