“You can’t legislate morality!” Have you ever heard that statement from somebody who is say… a proponent of gay marriage or who perhaps is in favor of abortion rights? Perhaps they don’t think government should get in the way of additional casinos being built (they don’t have to worry in Iowa, but that’s a whole […]
Jim Gibbons announced this morning that his campaign is launching their first TV ad in Iowa’s Third Congressional District race. entitled “The Mat” which he highlights his transition from being a championship wrestler to coach at Iowa State University into his career as a financial planner. His campaign reports that they have purchased a significant […]
All three of the Iowa Republican gubernatorial candidates say yes, but a couple of economists say not so much. Donnelle Eller of The Des Moines Register asked two area economists what they thought about the impact of corporate income tax cuts in relation to job growth. Ernie Goss, economics professor at Creighton University and David […]
Friday, Iowa Gubernatorial Candidate Rod Roberts sat down with The Des Moines Register Editorial Board. You can watch the interview below: Regarding health care he said: As it relates to the legislation passed, no I don’t think we should implement this program. I have objections on constitutional grounds on what they’ve done and I don’t […]
Iowa Governor Chet Culver landed an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday. The national media was in Des Moines following President Barack Obama’s second visit to Iowa in as many months. The first question he was asked was on immigration, and specifically if he would sign the bill that was just passed in Arizona. […]
By Senator Paul McKinley, Iowa Senate Republican Leader This week marked the one year anniversary of the passage of Governor Culver’s $1.7 billion dollar temporary work program known as I-JOBS. Governor Culver marked this occasion by signing an $150 million dollar expensive expansion of the program. Now that the program has been in place for […]
From the Roberts campaign: Republican gubernatorial candidate State Representative Rod Roberts is applauding Governor Chet Culver for signing a gun-rights bill into law today which Roberts advocated and voted for during the most recent session of the Iowa Legislature. The law makes the State of Iowa a “shall issue” state, which empowers Iowans to exercise […]
Jim Gibbons’ campaign just released this web ad today, their first What do you think? I think it was well done, upbeat and positive. It would be really easy to go negative. Also in regards to his residency, I’d like to hear from you. Does residency matter? Gibbons leased an apartment in Des Moines. His […]
As a contributor for Caffeinated Thoughts for some time, many of you know my passion for Christ-centered education and free-market solutions to our educational and cultural problems. As the lobbyist for the Iowa Association of Christian Schools and ardent advocate for Iowa’s children and Iowa’s private schools, I’ve become increasingly passionate about what is going […]
From Matt Schultz for Iowa Secretary of State: Councilman Matt Schultz is building momentum for his bid for Iowa Secretary of State with three more legislative endorsements. Representative Ralph Watts (R-Dallas County), Representative Cecil Dolecheck (R-Ringgold County), and Senator Kim Reynolds (R-Clarke County) have all joined the legislative team of Councilman Schultz. “Iowans are looking […]
Iowa Governor Chet Culver’s lousy, rotten, no-good, horribly bad week.
The Iowa Democratic Party is touting the fact that they outraised the Republican Party of Iowa in the first quarter. Ok, so what? Considering that say Jim Gibbons is outraising all of the Iowa Third District congressional candidates including incumbent Congressman Leonard Boswell. It is pretty clear that Congressman Boswell is in trouble. Rob Gettemy […]
On Friday Iowa State Auditor David Vaudt released his review of the for the Fiscal Year 2011 budget just passed by the General Assembly. He asserts that “this budget should be evaluated not only by what it does in Fiscal Year 2011, but also by how it sets Iowa up for Fiscal Year 2012.” In […]
I wasn’t able to attend Iowans for Tax Relief’s Tax Day where Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty spoke, and then they also held a Gubernatorial forum where all gubernatorial candidates were invited to speak, and all did except our incumbent governor. Craig Robinson at The Iowa Republican thought that out of all of the Republican candidates, […]
From the first hour of the Des Moines Tea Party on Tax Day: You can view the rest here.
I had coffee at Smokey Row on Wednesday with Iowa Republican Gubernatorial candidate, State Representative Rod Roberts. I didn’t have planned questions, but in the course of our conversation we discussed private sector job creation, his recent statements regarding the corporate and personal income tax, the highlights and lowlights of the Iowa Legislative Session, the […]