State Sen. Jake Chapman Calls For COVID-19 Stimulus Checks to Be Tax-Exempt

State Senator Jake Chapman: “I want to allow Iowans to use that full refund or that stimulus check to spur economic activity.”

Reynolds Pushes Back on Calls for Shelter-in Place Order, Defends Business Closure Decision

Gov. Kim Reynolds: “Iowans are scared, and they’re nervous. And I appreciate that, but we’re going to get through it… So hang in there.”

Reynolds Expands COVID-19 Closures to Include Most Retail Stores, Extends Through April 7

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds ordered most retail stores closed in addition to the other COVID-19 closures, and extended the closures through April 7, 2020.

Reynolds Says Every Iowan Has a Role to Play in Slowing Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Kim Reynolds: “We all have a role and responsibility to mitigate the spread of the virus and protect the health of our fellow Iowans.”

Reynolds Says She Will Not Speculate When COVID-19 Restrictions Will Be Lifted

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was unwilling to speculate on a timeframe for when the public health emergency restrictions will be lifted, saying the process is fluid.

Reynolds Announces Assistance for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the launch of a new grant program and tax payment deferment for Iowa small businesses experiencing disruption due to COVID-19.

Reynolds Expands Business Closures in Response to COVID-19

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, massage therapy establishments, medical spas, and swimming pools closed through 3/31/20.

Reynolds Outlines Regulatory Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Gov. Kim Reynolds shared regulatory relief her administration will provide to address the economic impact of COVID-19 in Iowa and additional updates.

Lipinski Stood By His Pro-Life Convictions, Even When It Cost Him

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill.: “I could never give up protecting the most vulnerable human beings in the world simply to win an election.”

Iowa Reports a Total of 44 Positive COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Kim Reynolds reported that there are now 44 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state in 13 counties with 642 negative tests conducted in the state.

Joe Biden Sweeps Arizona, Florida, and Illinois Primaries

Former Vice President Joe Biden routed U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Arizona, Florida, and Illinois Democratic presidential primaries.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Shane Vander Hart: Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order closing businesses and prohibiting gatherings and events larger than ten people is an irresponsible use of power

Iowa Will Not Expect Schools to Reschedule Missed Days Due to COVID-19 Closings

Legislation is expected to be passed and signed that waives the requirement that Iowa’s K-12 schools reschedule days missed for COVID-19 closings.

‘I’m Not Going to Live In Fear’ of COVID-19

Shane Vander Hart: We shouldn’t panic over COVID-19, but we should follow public health recommendations as a way to love our neighbors.

Iowa Supreme Court Postpones All New Jury Trials

The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order postponing all new criminal jury trials until April 20 and all civil jury trials until May 4 in response to COVID-19.

Iowa Reports 17th COVID-19 Case, No Recommendation to Close Schools Yet

Governor Kim Reynolds reported a 17th case of COVID-19 in the state, but they found no evidence of community spread in the state, but encouraged Iowans to take precautions.