Property Owners Aren’t a Blank Check

Grover Norquist and Chris Ingstad: Local spending limits would significantly reduce the “need” for local tax increases and make Iowa a more attractive place to live, invest, and do business.

Iowa House Bill Requires “Health and Wellness” Checks of Homeschoolers

HF 272 sponsored by State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) requires school districts to perform quarterly home visits of their homeschooling families.

King Announces 2nd Town Hall Meeting in Lyon County

Congressman Steve King’s second town hall meeting is on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 12:00p to 1:00p (CST) at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids, IA.

New Business Creations Off to Strong Start in Iowa in 2019

Iowa’s Secretary of State’s Office processed 2,195 new business filings last month, just shy of the previous record of 2,204, set in March 2018.

A Look at K-12 Education Funding in Iowa

Jason Schultz: Since FY 2011 funding for kindergarten through 12th grade in Iowa has increased $845 million.

Education, Reform & the Right of Free Speech

State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) gives a recap of week 4 from the Iowa House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

A Needed Change to Iowa’s Judicial Selection Process

Shane Vander Hart: HSB 110, a bill sponsored by State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) represents a needed overhaul of Iowa’s judicial selection process.

Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment Advances In Iowa Senate

A constitutional amendment that says the Iowa Constitution does not secure or protect a right to abortion or abortion funding advances in the Iowa Senate.

Court Rules the University of Iowa Engaged in Viewpoint Discrimination

U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose found that the University of Iowa engaged in viewpoint discrimination and violated Business Leaders in Christ’s First Amendment rights.

Ernst and Grassley Respond to the 2019 State of the Union Address

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) praised President Donald Trump’s 2nd State of the Union Address.

Iowa House Democrat Bill Would Roll Back Homeschooling Freedom

State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) introduced a bill, HF 182, that would roll back every gain made by Iowa’s homeschooling community in 2013.

The University of Iowa Publishes Religious Watch List

The University of Iowa admitted in court it has a watch list of 32 groups – all religious – that it has placed on a “probationary status.”

Iowa House Bill Blocks Counselors From Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

HF 106 prevents Iowa’s mental health professionals from seeking to change a patient’s sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.

Iowa Tax Reform’s Unfinished Work

John Hendrickson: It is vital that Iowa’s policymakers continue the work to lower tax rates, which also means revising and lowering the 4 percent revenue trigger.

Joni Ernst Re-Introduces Sarah’s Law

On the third anniversary of Sarah Root’s death, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), along with 14 of her colleagues re-introduce Sarah’s Law.

Finkenauer Backs Pay Equality Bill That Could Do More Harm Than Good

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) announced her support of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would diminish opportunities for women in the workplace.