Don’t Believe the IPERS Lies

Jack Whitver: The scare tactics Democrats are using to suggest there is a secret plan to make sweeping changes to IPERS are purely false.

New Role, Same Goal

Jack Whitver: As a father of three young children, I have only one agenda. It is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is an Iowa agenda. It is one that ensures our kids and our grandkids have more opportunities than we have had.

Clean Water Is Something All Iowans Deserve

Jack Whitver: One of our shared goals with our water quality bill was to provide a dedicated funding source for water quality. I am proud we were able to make a significant investment without raising taxes.

I’m Optimistic About What Lies Ahead for Iowa

Jack Whitver: I have never been more optimistic about what lies ahead for our state. It is a great time to be an Iowan, but an even better time lies ahead if tackle the big issues and commit to bold ideas.

An Organization Helping Central Iowans in Need

Jack Whitver: DMARC is devoted to its mission of fighting food insecurity and helping our fellow central Iowans who are in need of food and even personal items including diapers.

2017 Legislative Session Will Create Economic Revival in Iowa

Jack Whitver: When people look back at the 2017 Legislative Session, I believe they will say this is the year that changed Iowa forever.

We Must Keep Iowans From Being Taxed Out of Their Homes

Jack Whitver: 10 to 15 percent increases in property taxes is not sustainable at a time where state revenues are flat and person income has not increased.

Budget Shortfalls Reinforce Pro-Growth Agenda

Jack Whitver: One of the main reasons the state revenue is not growing as fast as expected is because our manufacturing sector has decreased considerably.

Working Together For Iowans

Jack Whitver: There is a misperception Republicans and Democrats are unable to work together for the good the state of Iowa. That simply is not the case.

Funnel Week Results In A Flurry Of Activity

Jack Whitver: Bills related to Voter ID, traffic cameras, fireworks, and the Second Amendment have survived the first funnel in the Iowa Legislature.

Moving Legislation To Grow The Economy, Jobs

Jack Whitver: SF 1 requires a jobs impact statement be provided by a state agency when it proposes a new rule for the Administrative Rules Committee to consider.

State Budget Must Be Treated Like a Family Budget

Jack Whitver: Passing a constitutional amendment to place the 99 percent expenditure limitation into the state constitution is advantageous for Iowa.

Education Remains A High Priority Of Mine

Jack Whitver: Despite limited resources in budgeting for the FY 17-18, Iowa Senate Republicans support adding $40 million in new K-12 education spending.

Iowa Senate Activity Begins Ramping Up

Jack Whitver: With the first debate now behind us, I expect activity to significantly ramp up in the coming weeks in the Iowa Senate.

Iowans Entrust Lawmakers to Be Frugal

Jack Whitver: It is imperative we have the resources to fund Iowa’s priorities while having the fiscal responsibility to ensure we pass a balanced budget.

Federal Coupling – Boring, But Important

Jack Whitver: By Iowa not coupling with the federal government, it would mean an effective tax increase on Iowans of almost $90 million.