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.
Americans for Prosperity-Iowa responds to Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield withdrawing from the market in 2018 due to costs under Obamacare.
Alliance Defending Freedom settled their lawsuit against Iowa State University brining to an end campus policies that hindered students’ free speech rights.
Brad Zaun: Senate File 446 enhances property rights protections by shifting the burden of proof on law enforcement when it comes to civil asset forfeitures.