Shane Vander Hart: Partisan politics is the only thing that can explain Attorney General Tom Miller change of mind about Kim Reynolds’ ability to appoint a new Lt. Governor.
Shane Vander Hart: To listen to the Iowa press and Democrats you would think the Iowa Legislature passed the mother lode for Iowa conservatives. Hardly.
State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison): Promises were kept as we worked to advance freedom and opportunity for Iowans, based on our founding values.
Jack Whitver: When people look back at the 2017 Legislative Session, I believe they will say this is the year that changed Iowa forever.
The Iowa Legislature wrapped up their 2017 session, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Republican leadership reflect on the year.
Randy Feenstra rebuked Iowa Senate Democrats for intolerance after they blocked Diane Clark and Hamed Tewfik’s nomination to the Iowa Board of Medicine.
14 Iowa House Democrats voted against a ban on monitoring devices in public restrooms and locker rooms in public schools, libraries, and government offices.
The Iowa Senate passed the Iowa House’s amendment to the 20-week abortion ban 30 to 20 sending the bill to Governor Terry Branstad’s desk.
Almost 80 years ago Iowa banned the sale and use of consumer-grade fireworks; the Iowa Legislature voted to lift the ban in time for the 4th of July.
Jason Schultz: Changes to our collective bargaining law have allowed school administrators to spend locally collected dollars where they are needed.
Vander Hart: Is Sheriff Dan Altena truly protecting the citizens of Sioux County and representing the wishes of his constituents denying ICE immigration detainer requests?
Steven Holt: Ths week in the Iowa House saw considerable progress on completing budgets, important legislation passed, and May 26th designated as John Wayne Day in Iowa.
Jack Whitver: 10 to 15 percent increases in property taxes is not sustainable at a time where state revenues are flat and person income has not increased.
The Iowa Legislature passed the largest gun bill, HF 517, in Iowa History that codifies stand your ground legislation, as well as, several pro-gun measures.
The Iowa House passed, SF 471, a 20-week abortion ban on a 55 to 42 party-line vote after having a floor debate that spanned two days.
Iowa House and Senate leaders announced joint budget targets for Fiscal Year 2018. The agreed upon budget plan spends $7.245 billion.