John Hendrickson: Nebraska’s Governor Pete Ricketts (R) can serve as an example for Iowans as he is leading his state’s effort to reform spending, which is not only sound policy for taxpayers but also for economic growth.
Shane Vander Hart: Since it is the start of a new legislative session, The Des Moines Register takes yet another shot at homeschooling in 2018.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the “Voter Ready” outreach initiative Thursday to ensure Iowans are informed about recent election law changes, including the implementation of Voter ID.
Shane Vander Hart evaluated Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ first Condition of the State Address and looked to see how she would separate herself from former Governor Terry Branstad.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds focused on water quality, tax reform, ending sexual harassment, investing in small-town Iowa, Medicaid, mental health, opioid addiction, education spending, and career readiness as she laid out her agenda for the 2018 legislative session.
John Hendrickson: Contrary to what the Des Moines Register’s editorial board believes, the solution to finding more revenues will not be found in increasing taxes or creating new taxes, but rather by lowering spending and tax rates that will generate more economic growth.
The Iowa House and Iowa Senate gaveled in on Monday morning to launch the 2018 session of the 87th General Assembly with Republican leaders focused on tax reform during their opening remarks.
John Hendrickson: President Ronald Reagan argued that the only special interest that should be protected by the tax code is the taxpayers. This is a principle that Iowans for Tax Relief will continue to fight for during the upcoming legislative session.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): Iowans expect their government to advance policies making our agricultural economy healthier and heartland families stronger.
The second year of the 87th Iowa General Assembly begins Monday, January 8th. State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) highlights what he believes will be the main priorities this session.
John Hendrickson: If the legislature works to make the tax code friendlier to individuals and businesses by lowering rates, it will result in not only better incentives for economic growth, but it will be protecting the interests of the taxpayer.
After Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s official closing of their Bettendorf clinic, the abortion giant is down to just nine clinics in the state of Iowa.
Chuck Grassley: Christmas is a time to come together with family and friends, to celebrate the great blessings of life and the birth of our Lord and Savior.
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): Iowans are sending each other holiday wishes, prayers, and goodwill and each Christmas we are reminded of the most important things in our lives: faith, family, and freedom.
Steven Holt: Hard working Iowans, fiscal discipline, and responsible leadership have combined to make Iowa one of the best places in America to live and raise a family.
Jack Whitver: DMARC is devoted to its mission of fighting food insecurity and helping our fellow central Iowans who are in need of food and even personal items including diapers.