Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bipartisan bill rejecting the Iowa Department of Education’s choice for a statewide assessment in favor of one developed by the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Program.
John Hendrickson: Delaying tax reform would be a setback for Iowa’s taxpayers and our economy. By lowering tax rates and controlling spending, Iowa will not only create a stronger economy with more opportunities, but also provide for the priorities of state government.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ campaign released its first TV ad of the 2018 Iowa Governor’s race entitled “Driveway” that highlights her efforts to bring tax reform in order to help create jobs.
Former State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) defeated Tracey Freese, a Democrat small businesswoman from Dike in Iowa Senate District 25’s special election 55.8 percent o 44.2 percent.
Iowa District Court Judge David May ruled against Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s challenge of the State Objection Panel’s decision to remove his name from the Iowa Republican Gubernatorial Primary ballot on June 5th. Corbett’s challenge was heard on Tuesday in Polk County.
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signed seven bills on Thursday, one of which was SF 360 which expands and enhances Iowa’s newborn “safe haven” law originally enacted in 2002.
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: 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.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds terminated Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison’s employment after being made aware of credible allegations of sexual harassment made against him.
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s nomination petition signatures for Iowa’s June 5th Republican Gubernatorial Primary have been formally challenged putting his place on the ballot in doubt.
Iowa Democrats hope for a historic blue wave in 2018 due to President Trump’s unpopularity, a competitive gubernatorial race, a good turnout for the mid-term Iowa Caucuses, the potential to flip Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, and the number of Republican state legislators retiring.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds set the date for a special election in Iowa Senate District 25 for Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This follows the resignation of former Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock).
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday officially announced her candidacy to be elected to the position she currently holds in her hometown of Osceola.
John Hendrickson: High tax rates are harmful to economic growth. In addition to reducing rates, the final tax reform and relief measure should be comprehensive, use revenue triggers or phase-ins, reduce and reform the use of tax credits, and modernize the sales and use tax to bring fairness to Iowa’s small businesses.
Christian author and speaker Becky Tirabassi will keynote the 57th annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast that will be held at the Community Choice Credit Union Center (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium) in Des Moines, IA on March 29th, 2018 at 7:15-8:45 am.