Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett appealed to a judge at his hearing on Tuesday in Polk County requesting that he be placed back on the Iowa Republican June 5th Gubernatorial Primary ballot.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will now have an uncontested primary in June. The challenge to Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s nomination petitions was upheld by the State Objection Panel by a 2 to 1 vote.
Shane Vander Hart: I’m perplexed at how anyone could insinuate that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is not serious about addressing sexual harassment, but Kathie Obradovich at The Des Moines Register found a way.
An Iowa Department of Transportation study determined that introducing tolls on I-80 is a financially feasible way to pay for that highway’s expansion, but Mark Lowe, the Iowa DOT director, said they would not recommend or pursue tolling.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds terminated Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison’s employment after being made aware of credible allegations of sexual harassment made against him.
State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) unsuccessfully offered a constitutional amendment to replace the Right to Keep and Bear Arms resolution, that passed in the Iowa House, that would have effectively ended private school and homeschooling in the state.
The Libertarian Party of Iowa only had 13 candidates qualify for the ballot in their first primary on June 5th, and will only have one contested primary as Jake Porter and Marco Battaglia compete for the party’s nomination for Governor.
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett’s nomination petition signatures for Iowa’s June 5th Republican Gubernatorial Primary have been formally challenged putting his place on the ballot in doubt.
Iowa Republican convention delegates from Butler, Grundy, Hardin, and Story counties nominated Annette Sweeney to run in the Iowa Senate District 25 special election on April 10.
The Iowa Secretary of State released the final uncertified list of candidates that will appear on the June 5th primary ballot. Iowa Republicans will have 19 contested primaries with five incumbents receiving a challenge.
The Iowa House passed HJR 2009, a “right to keep and bear arms” amendment that would amend the Iowa Constitution to add language affirming the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, by a 54 to 42 vote.
Shane Vander Hart: Before State Representative Bruce Hunter (D-Des Moines) hurls insults at Iowa House Republicans it would be wise for him to 1. remember what chamber he is in, and 2. remember what party he is in.
Twenty-one Iowa Legislators have decided not to run for reelection in 2018. The Iowa House will have 16 members retire after this session. Twelve Republicans and four Democrats will leave the House. The Iowa Senate Republicans will have two retirements and Democrats will see three.
Theresa Greenfield, a leading Democrat candidate in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race, failed to make the June 5th primary ballot after attempting to resubmit her nomination petition upon learning her campaign manager forged some signatures.
Jack Whitver: As a father of three young children, I have only one agenda. It is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is an Iowa agenda. It is one that ensures our kids and our grandkids have more opportunities than we have had.
The Iowa House Human Resources Committee passed the fetal heartbeat abortion ban by a 12 to 9 vote just before the second funnel deadline of the 2018 legislative session.