Political Maneuvering in Iowa House to Push Gas Tax Increase

Iowa State Capitol December 2014

Speaker of the Iowa House Kraig Paulsen has changed up the make up of the House Ways and Means Committee to pave the way for a gas tax increase.

Branstad on Gas Tax Hike: Timing Is Right

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that the timing is right for a gas tax hike while legislators consider transportation infrastructure funding options.

Cruz, Walker and Fiorina Stand Out at Iowa Caucus Kickoff

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Senator Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina stood out among a first class line-up of speakers at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines.

Iowa Legislators Push to End School Start Date Limitation

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A bipartisan sponsored bill, House File 13, was introduced in the Iowa House that would eliminate the limitation on when schools could start school.

Terry Branstad’s 6th Inaugural Address

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad addresses the Iowa Teachers & Administrators Leadership Symposium held on 8/4/14.
Photo credit: Iowa Department of Education (Public Domain)

Below are is the transcript of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s inaugural address on 1/16/15. U.S. Charles Grassley, our new U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Governor Chris Christie, Lt. Governor Reynolds, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Leader, Mr. Chief Justice, justices and judges, legislators, other elected officials, distinguished guests, family and friends: I am honored to be here, with […]

GOP Offers Mixed Reaction to Branstad’s Condition of the State

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha)
Photo source: Governor Branstad's Office

Republican state legislators and party officials offered a mixed reaction to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 2015 Condition of the State address.

Iowa GOP Establishment Loves Jeb Bush

Fmr. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 2013 CPAC
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (CC-By-SA 2.0)

If you just heard from establishment Republicans you’d hear how everybody loves former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, that he’s shaking things up with his announcement that he is “seriously exploring” a presidential campaign and he’s a frontrunner. I was quite amused with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier’s coverage of his announcement. “This is news,” said Gov. […]