Iowa Senate Panel Forwards Work Requirement Bill for Medicaid, SNAP

An Iowa Senate subcommittee forwarded a bill, SSB 3158, that adds a work requirement for Iowans on Medicaid or receiving SNAP benefits.

Iowa House Bill Mandating Licensure for Abortion Facilities Advances

An Iowa House subcommittee advanced a bill, HSB 678, that requires the state licensure and inspection of individual abortion facilities.

Iowa’s Golden Opportunity for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

John Hendrickson and Jonathan Williams: The strong national economy provides a golden opportunity for Iowa policymakers to continue to advance bold, pro-growth tax policy.

Bill Making Daylight Savings Time Permanent Advances in Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate State Government Committee passed a bill, SF 2077, that would make Daylight Savings Time permanent in the state by an 11 to 4 vote.

Iowa Senate Ed Committee Votes to Remove Diversity Hurdle to Open Enrollment

The Iowa Senate Education Committee voted to remove diversity plans as a reason five Iowa school districts can use to deny open enrollment requests.

Iowa House Panel Approves Bill Requiring Informed Consent for Medical Abortions

An Iowa House panel approved a bill requires women seeking a medical abortion receive information about the potential side effects and risks involved.

Reynolds Appoints Scott Marler to Head the Iowa Department of Transportation

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Scott Marler to serve as Director at the Iowa Department of Transportation

Ernst Endorses Miller-Meeks in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Race

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, announced her endorsement of State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Ottumwa, for Iowa’s Second Congressional District.

Mark Smith Elected to Chair Iowa Democratic Party

The Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee elected State Rep. Mark Smith, D-Marshalltown, as their new party chairman.

We Are Only Limited By Our Imagination (and Government)

Iowans for Tax Relief: Iowa is the 2nd most licensed state in the country. This makes it more difficult and more expensive for Iowans to earn a living and fill high-demand jobs.

Iowa House Bill Prohibiting Mandatory Microchipping of Employees Advances

The Iowa House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill, HF 580, prohibiting the mandatory or incentivized microchipping of employees.

Iowa House Bill Allows Personal Injury Lawsuits on Behalf of Unborn

State Rep. Jon Jacobsen introduced a bill in the Iowa House that would allow parents to file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of an unborn child.

Watch: Ernst Questions Witnesses at Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Hearing

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, participated in the hearing for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, S.130, a bill that she co-sponsored.

Iowa Senate Passes Amendment Declaring No Right to Abortion in Iowa Constitution

The Iowa Senate passed SJR 2001, an amendment to the Iowa Constitution that declares there is no constitutional right to abortion, by a 32 to 18 vote.

Axne, Finkenauer, Loesack Vote For, King Against ERA Ratification Extension

U.S. Reps. Abby Finkenauer, Dave Loebsack, and Cindy Axne voted to remove the 1982 ratification deadline for the ERA, U.S. Rep. Steve King voted against.