Iowa Legislature Extends Suspension of Session

Iowa House and Senate leadership announced that the suspension of the legislative session will be extended until at least April 30 due to COVID-19.

The Iowa Legislature Will Suspend Its Session for a Minimum of 30 Days

The Iowa Legislature announced that they will suspend the 2020 legislatives session for a minimum of 30 days following the announcement of community spread of COVID-19 in Iowa.

Municipal Firearms Restrictions Preemption Bill Advances in Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that preempts local governments restricting Iowans from lawful possession of firearms and attachments.

Empower Property Taxpayers with Direct Notification

John Hendrickson and Laura Ebke: Requiring a direct public notification that is sent to taxpayers is a needed reform that would help improve Iowa’s property tax accountability and transparency law.

Iowa House Passes Bill Preempting Municipal Firearm Restrictions

The Iowa House passed a bill, HF 2502, by a 52 to 44 party-line vote that preempts cities and counties from infringing on Iowans’ gun rights.

Moving Iowa Forward

State Rep. Steven Holt highlights bills the Iowa House passed in week seven dealing with health care professionals, free speech, youth entrepreneurship, and the Second Amendment.

Whitver Outlines Legislative Progress in Iowa Senate

Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, highlighted the progress of a number legislative priorities in the Iowa Senate during the 2020 session.

The Importance of Having a Conservative Majority

Matt Windschitl: The Iowa Legislature does not exist solely to pass legislation but also to prevent harmful legislation from becoming law.

Religious Liberty Bill In Iowa House Considered ‘Too Broad’

An Iowa House subcommittee passed on a bill offered by State Rep. Sandy Salmon that would expand the definition of “bona fide religious purpose” in Iowa law.

Iowa House Bill Allowing Civil Action for Minors Accessing Porn Tabled

An Iowa House subcommittee tabled a bill, HF 2239, that opened online distributors of pornography to civil action if they knowingly allow access to minors.

Iowa’s Golden Opportunity for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

John Hendrickson and Jonathan Williams: The strong national economy provides a golden opportunity for Iowa policymakers to continue to advance bold, pro-growth tax policy.

Iowa Senate Ed Committee Votes to Remove Diversity Hurdle to Open Enrollment

The Iowa Senate Education Committee voted to remove diversity plans as a reason five Iowa school districts can use to deny open enrollment requests.

Iowa House Panel Approves Bill Requiring Informed Consent for Medical Abortions

An Iowa House panel approved a bill requires women seeking a medical abortion receive information about the potential side effects and risks involved.

We Are Only Limited By Our Imagination (and Government)

Iowans for Tax Relief: Iowa is the 2nd most licensed state in the country. This makes it more difficult and more expensive for Iowans to earn a living and fill high-demand jobs.

Caucuses, Constitution, and Chips

State Rep. Steven Holt, R-Denison, highlights week 4 of the 2020 legislative session in the Iowa House that was highlighted by Caucuses, the Constitution and Chips.