On April 28, pro-life rallies will be held at more than 130 Planned Parenthood locations throughout the United States, marking the third annual National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood including two Iowa clinics in Des Moines and Iowa City.
Ryan Foley, a reporter with the Associated Press, reported that Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate did not disclose a side business of his on his annual ethics filing last week. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board cleared Pate and said his “statement is not false or fraudulent.”
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bipartisan bill rejecting the Iowa Department of Education’s choice for a statewide assessment in favor of one developed by the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Program.
The 2017 results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) show that while Iowa students performed better than the national average, their statewide average scores remain stagnant and 4th-graders saw a two-point drop in reading from 2015.
John Hendrickson: Delaying tax reform would be a setback for Iowa’s taxpayers and our economy. By lowering tax rates and controlling spending, Iowa will not only create a stronger economy with more opportunities, but also provide for the priorities of state government.
Steven Holt: Our Middle Class Tax Relief Act will reform Iowa’s tax code to make it fairer. It will be sustainable, responsible, and is built for the 21st century and the changing way people make purchases.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ campaign released its first TV ad of the 2018 Iowa Governor’s race entitled “Driveway” that highlights her efforts to bring tax reform in order to help create jobs.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF 481, a ban on sanctuary cities and counties, Tuesday afternoon along with 16 other bills without comment.
Former State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) defeated Tracey Freese, a Democrat small businesswoman from Dike in Iowa Senate District 25’s special election 55.8 percent o 44.2 percent.
The Convention of the States Project held a rally at the Iowa State Capitol for the passage of HJR 12 (companion SJR 8), a resolution that calls for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that impose fiscal restraints and limits the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
John Hendrickson: Iowa’s progressives are following a policy program known as the “Blue State” model seen in states like Connecticut, Illinois, and California, which “incorporates high levels of public employment, extensive and expensive public services, and high taxes and comprehensive regulations on business.”
Brenna Bird: By providing for them specifically in the Iowa Constitution, Marsy’s Law would affirm crime victims’ rights, and would require that legislation and other acts of the government honor and protect those rights.
Iowa District Court Judge David May ruled against Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s challenge of the State Objection Panel’s decision to remove his name from the Iowa Republican Gubernatorial Primary ballot on June 5th. Corbett’s challenge was heard on Tuesday in Polk County.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidates respond to the potential trade war with China and its potential impact on Iowa’s agricultural economy.
Natural Journey Alliance, a non-profit operational management group, announced a strategic partnership with three Iowa Pro-life organizations: Iowa Right to Life, Iowans for LIFE, and Restored by Grace Ministries to provide advanced workflow capabilities.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed seven bills on Thursday, one of which was SF 360 which expands and enhances Iowa’s newborn “safe haven” law originally enacted in 2002.