Iowa Earns “D+” on Student Data Privacy Report Card

The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and Network for Public Education gave the state of Iowa a “D+” for their ability to protect student data privacy.

Iowa House GOP’s Problematic Press Credentialling Policy

Shane Vander Hart: The Iowa House GOP should not deny press credentials based on a reporter’s outlet being only online or because of their ideology.

Iowans Be Aware of REAL ID

Beginning in October 2020 the federal government will require you to show a valid REAL ID driver’s license or identification card for certain activities.

Judicial Activism Subverts the Democratic Process

Steven Holt: Iowa’s judicial selection process should provide nominees that reflect a governor’s judicial philosophy, be they Republican or Democrat.

A Holistic Look at Property Tax Is Imperative

Jack Whitver: The math is simple; many Iowans are struggling to keep up with rising tax burdens. They are literally being taxed out of their homes.

Pate: Judge Puts Iowa’s Election Integrity and Security at Risk

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said Judge Karen Romano’s decision “puts the integrity and security of Iowa’s elections at risk, by making it easier to cheat.”

Survey: Iowans Want Legislature to Address Property Tax Reform

A survey released by Iowans for Tax Relief shows over two-thirds of Iowans believe property tax reform should be reviewed by legislators this year.

Joni Ernst Deserved Better Treatment Than This

Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) deserved to have her privacy respected instead of having her divorce filings released and reported on.

King To Hold First 2019 Town Hall In Primghar

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) announced the location of his first town hall meeting to be held this Saturday, January 26, 2019 in O’Brien County.

Judge Rules Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

Polk County District Court Judge Michael Huppert ruled that Iowa’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban signed into law in 2018 is unconstitutional.

Watch: Governor Kim Reynolds’ Inauguration

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was inaugurated as Iowa’s first female governor. Watch her inaugration ceremony and address.

Tax Rates Matter

John Hendrickson: Tax rates matter because the more you tax something, the less of it you will get. Iowa’s tax rates are some of the highest in the nation.

Senate Attempt to End Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Fails

The U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 109, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019 by a 48 to 47 vote.

Feenstra Raises $100K in First 10 Days of Campaign

State Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) announced that he raised $100,000 in the first ten days of his campaign to challenge Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa).

Staed Wants Iowa’s Public Schools to Do Wellness Checks on Homeschoolers

State Rep. Art Staed (D-Cedar Rapids) drafted a bill that would require Iowa’s public schools to perform “health and wellness” checks on homeschoolers.

My Approach to Steve King and the Iowa 4th Congressional District Race

Shane Vander Hart: I will not defend any controversial remarks made by Congressman Steve King, I will not label him, and I will be neutral in the upcoming primary.