Iowa Senate Passes Traffic Enforcement Camera Ban

The Iowa Senate passed 30 to 19 a measure, SF 343, that would ban all automated traffic enforcement cameras in the state.

Reynolds Announces Parent’s Supervised Driving Program

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an initiative designed to help Iowa’s teen drivers and their parents more safely navigate the early years of driving.

Strengthening Iowa’s Economy Means Growing Our Workforce

Jack Whitver: Iowa businesses that drive our economy are constantly looking to fill positions across the state – and sometimes not with the success as they hoped.

Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for 56 Iowa Counties

President Trump’s proclamation makes federal assistance available to Iowa homeowners, renters, businesses, public entities, and select nonprofit organizations.

Addressing Iowa’s 2019 Floods and Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) addresses the forecast for flood damages and recovery in Iowa and concerns he has with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Richards Criticizes King’s Comparison of Katrina and Iowa Flooding Victims

Bret Richards: Congressman Steve King’s comparison to Hurricane Katrina continues to divide Americans and could hurt Midwest flood relief efforts unnecessarily.

Iowa Senate Returns Local Control ​to Iowa Schools

The Iowa Senate passed, SF 438, a bill designed to return more control to public schools and accredited non-public schools, by a party-line 32 to 17 vote.

The Battle for Fundamental Rights

Steven Holt: Floor debate on the fundamental rights of gun ownership and free speech exposed profound philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa House.

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.

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.

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.

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.

First Funnel Week Survivors & Casualties in the Iowa House

Steven Holt identifies priority legislation still alive in the Iowa House and bad ideas that are now dead for the year, thanks to the Funnel process.

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.