Iowa Democrats Hold Iowa Senate District 30 in Special Election

Cedar Falls School Board member Eric Giddens (D) defeated former State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) in Iowa Senate District 30’s special election.

Iowa Senate Passes Medicaid Work Requirements

The Iowa Senate passed SF 538, a bill that provides work requirements for Iowa’s Medicaid recipients, by a party-line 32 to 17 vote.

Pray for Flood Victims in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa

There is historic flooding in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa due to rapid snowmelt and the effects of a “bomb cyclone” that hit last week.

Securing the Border Should Not Require a National Emergency

Shane Vander Hart: Securing the border should not require a national emergency as Congress and President Trump should work in the national interest.

Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Sails Through Iowa House and Senate

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate passed an amendment that will enshrine Iowans’ right to keep and bear arms in the Iowa Constitution if approved a 2nd time and ratified.

Iowa Legislature Passes Protection for Free Speech on Campus

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill that would protect free speech and assembly at Iowa’s Regent Universities and community colleges.

Five Reasons to Oppose The Equality Act

Shane Vander Hart: The Equality Act of 2019 is not necessary or viewpoint neutral, and it does not respect privacy, women, or parents.

Iowa Senate Passes Judicial Nomination Reform

The Iowa Senate voted 32 to 17 along party lines to pass SF 237, a bill that reforms how members of Iowa’s judicial nomination commissions are selected.

Freedom to Worship ≠ Freedom of Religion

Shane Vander Hart: Limiting the First Amendment to the “freedom to worship” would relegate our faith to our personal lives and our place of worship.

Axne, Finkenauer, and Loebsack Vote for Fed Takeover of Elections

Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer, and Dave Loebasck vote for H.R. 1, the For the People Act, that represents an unconstitutional federal takeover of elections.

School Choice Bill for Special Needs Students Advances in Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate Education Committee passed a bill creating education savings accounts for special needs students enrolled in an accredited nonpublic school or denied open enrollment.

Will the Iowa Legislature Pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

Shane Vander Hart: It’s time for Iowa to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to protect Iowans’ religious freedom instead of bowing to the almighty dollar.

Life Amendment Survives First Funnel in Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate State Government Committee advanced SJR 9, a pro-life constitutional amendment, by a 10 to 5 party-line vote.

Iowa House Bill Would Make Non-Political Party Org Candidates File Earlier

HF 335 would move the filing deadline for Iowa’s non-political party organization candidates, who are nominated by petition, up five months.

Education Deregulation Bill Moves Forward in Iowa Senate

A, bill, sponsored by State Senator Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) designed to return more control to Iowa’s locally elected school boards advanced in the Iowa Senate.

U.S. House Votes to Eliminate Private Sales and Transfer of Firearms

Iowa’s U.S. House delegation voted on H.R. 8 along partisan lines with Democrats Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer, and Dave Loebsack voting for and Republican Steve King against.