Amy Sinclair: Four years after adoption it has been revealed convictions under Kadyn’s Law are down when compared to those under the prior, more forgiving law.
State Senator Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) discusses news about a potential gas tax increase and a bill that would reclassify marijuana.
Amy Sinclair: The Iowa Senate votes to give Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal the power to decide what bills are voted on and overpromises school funding.
Amy Sinclair: Common sense bills need to be passed to protect our privacy when we are at home and other places we believe are safe from prying eyes.
State Senator Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) provides a recap of the second week of the Iowa Senate during the 2015 session of the 86th Iowa General Assembly.
State Senator Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) provides a snapshot of week one in the Iowa Senate and the priorities she will be working on for her constituents.
Traditionally, voting on the department budget bills signals the end of a Legislative session. The budget process lasts through much of the session. This year, the process was tweaked to move things along faster than in past sessions. House Republicans and Senate Democrats sat down together and worked on joint budget targets, which were presented […]
County elected officials from around the state joined together this week to bring your local voice to the statehouse. Having previously served on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors, I recognize that the connection between state and local government is vital in addressing the needs of the people of Iowa. Serving as ranking member of […]
In the two weeks following the first funnel deadline in the Iowa Senate, dozens of bills have come before the body for consideration. During this process, tensions have been a little tight, but on the whole much good work has been done. We have passed onto the house legislation to protect our seniors, our children, […]
Returning to the Iowa Senate this week, it was understood we would be casting votes on dozens of bills. The first funnel ended Friday, and Senators attended scores of subcommittee and committee meetings in an attempt to get bills moving before the self-imposed funnel deadline. The Senate took up more than 60 bills this week, […]
The Senate just finished our first funnel week. Funnel pushed many bills through committee and readied them for floor debate. Funnel is a self-imposed time constraint for legislative bodies, and it helps us focus on the issues that are most important for the state: taxation and budget. Bills that merely affect the functioning of the […]
Five weeks into the 2014 Legislative session, and many topics are being discussed among lawmakers. Fostering an environment that promotes job creation and strengthening Iowa’s economy have not been front burner discussions. This is unfortunate, because when we take our eye off the ball, it impacts all Iowans – and not in a positive manner. […]
Water, it is all around us, but how much of it is fit for your consumption? How has poor conservation practices affected the water on which we as a species survive? In Iowa, we have programs that encourage landowners to make improvements to their property that promote water quality and help prevent erosion that would […]
On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of meeting with veterans from all across the state, including these veterans from Marion County, as they stopped in the Capitol. Concerned with the action the legislature was taking to support those who have defended our freedoms, these men and women presented information on how legislation changes would affect […]
Iowans deserve fiscal responsibility from their state legislators, unfortunately that isn’t what they’re getting in the Iowa Senate Democrats’ budget.
When the state of Iowa passes unfunded mandates onto counties and municipalities, the Iowa taxpayer is the one left holding the bill.