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.”

Republican Party of Iowa Opts to Conduct District Conventions By Mail-In Ballot

The Republican Party of Iowa announced district conventions scheduled for Saturday, April 25th will not convene due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowa Department of Public Health Reports Two COVID-19 Associated Deaths, 56 New Cases

The Iowa Department of Public Health has been notified of 56 additional positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 235 positive cases and two additional deaths.

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.

Iowa Sees Over 41,000 Unemployment Claims Due to COVID-19 Surge

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that during the week of March 15-21, 2020, 41,890 people who work in Iowa filed unemployment insurance claims.

Ashley Hinson Announces 450 Grassroots Leaders Backing Her Campaign

Ashley Hinson, Republican candidate inn Iowa’s 1st Congressional District’s race, announced the support of more than 450 grassroots leaders.

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.”

Iowa House Speaker Calls On Democrats to Stop Politicizing COVID-19

Speaker Pat Grassley called on Iowa Democrats and Better Democracy PAC to suspend fundraising using the public health emergency to attack Republicans.

First COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health learned of the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), an elderly resident of Dubuque County.

State Objection Panel Upholds One Challenge, Dismisses Others

Nine candidates saw a challenge to their nominating petition signatures for the June primary, the State Objection Panel only upheld one of the challenges.

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.

Elective Abortion is NOT Essential Healthcare

Pro-life physicians call for all elective abortions to be suspended in accordance with the current CDC recommendations pertaining to elective procedures and office visits.

Pate Extends Voting Period for Absentee Ballots Sent By Mail for June Primary

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is extending the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June primary.

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.

Study: Vast Majority of Iowa Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

Matt Everson: “The economic downfall from COVID-19 is real and happening fast. Small businesses and their employees are worried and struggling.”