35th Baby Declared a Safe Haven Baby in Iowa

Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) officials have used the state’s safe haven procedures for the 35th time since the law went into effect.

Iowa Judge Orders Sex Ed Funding for Abortion Providers to Continue

Polk County District Court Judge Joseph Seidlin temporary blocked a new law that restricts abortion providers from receiving state sex education grant money.

Iowa’s House Dems Play Politics Complaining About Others Playing Politics

Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne, Abby Finkenauer, and Dave Loebsack should direct their complaints to their party’s leadership, not the House GOP.

Reynolds Vetoes Medical CBD Program Expansion

Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed HF 732, the Medical Cannabidiol Act, citing concern about lifting the three percent THC limit for approved products.

Reynolds Signs Property Tax Transparancy​​​ Bill

SF 634 adds new steps to the city and county budget processes, aimed at clarifying intentions around property tax increases and giving citizens the opportunity to be heard.

Reynolds Vetoes Limits Iowa Legislature Placed on Attorney General

Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure requiring the Attorney General to get the Governor, Executive Council, or Legislature’s sign-off on out-of-state litigation.

Mauro Says Ernst Incapable of Being Independent Because of Military Service

Eddie Mauro: “In military service, you kind of fall in line, they tell you what to do and you do what they tell you to do.”

Reynolds Signs the Empower Rural Iowa Act

Signing the Empower Rural Iowa Act, Gov. Kim Reynolds said “we are one step closer to achieving growth and prosperity in every single corner of our state.”

Chuck Grassley Endorses David Young in Iowa 3rd Congressional District

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, endorsed former U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District’s Republican primary.

Axne, Finkenauer Vote to Strip Religious Liberty Protection From Iowans

Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer voted to disallow any Religious Freedom Restoration Act claim under the Equality Act.

A Note to Journalists Visiting Iowa

Shane Vander Hart addresses some common misconceptions about Iowa to journalists who may visit the state for the upcoming 2020 Iowa Caucus.

Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Collective Bargaining Reform

The Iowa Supreme Court in two decisions released on Friday morning upheld public employee collective bargaining reform enacted in 2017.

Iowa House Democrats Attempt to Block Judicial Nomination Reform in Court

A group of Democrat state representatives file a lawsuit in district court to block Gov. Kim Reynolds’ majority on the state judicial nominating commission.

Iowa Conservatives Fight Proposed Medicare Part D Drug Price Control Rule

A proposed CMS rule could limit access to drugs for critical conditions such as mental health, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, organ transplants, and cancer.

Hinson Files to Challenge Finkenauer in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District

State Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Marion, will seek the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District.

Kim Reynolds Signs the Iowa Hemp Act

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill that allows the production of some hemp-derived products in the state as they are approved by the federal government.