President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop families who enter the country illegally from being separated, while the U.S. Senate considers two bills.
On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses Iowa’s economic outlook with Jonathan Williams with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Plus, more Americans think porn is morally acceptable, religious liberty is dead in Canada, and Donald Trump has declared the North Korea summit a success.
Shane Vander Hart: The same-sex marriage question placed Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in a no-win, irrelevant situation as she can do next to nothing on this issue.
John Hendrickson: If Iowa wants to increase economic growth, create more jobs and opportunities, and make our state more welcoming to businesses and entrepreneurs, policymakers need to implement pro-growth fiscal policies.
Last Thursday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ campaign launched its third television spot of the campaign titled, “This Is For.”
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) held her 4th annual Roast and Ride with nearly 450 motorcycle riders participating. The proceeds from ticket sales for the ride will be donated to the Travis Mills Foundation.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) announced Governor Kim Reynolds, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will co-chair his 2018 re-election campaign.
Jake Ketzner, a longtime aide and current chief of staff to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, announced Friday he will depart the governor’s office on June 8 to pursue opportunities outside state government. Reynolds announced that she has named Ryan Koopmans as chief of staff. Koopmans will assume the role on June 9.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the tax reform bill, Senate File 2417, into law Wednesday at tablet manufacturer MobileDemand in Hiawatha.
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.
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.
John Hendrickson: The tax reform plan passed by the Iowa Legislature is absolutely a step in the right direction and it will help many families and businesses in Iowa, but it should be viewed as a starting point.
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.
Kelvey Vander Hart: In typical liberal fashion, the editorial board of The Des Moines Register has published a piece painting women as incapable and unintelligent in response to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signing the fetal heartbeat abortion ban.
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.
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.