When I decided to run for the state Senate, I did so because I was disappointed with our government. When I looked around the political world, I noticed three glaring deficits: a budget deficit, a leadership deficit and a trust deficit. Over my three years in the Senate, I have tried to work very hard […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed an education reform bill at Des Moines North High School that offers increased pay, career pathways, & school choice freedoms
The Iowa Legislature approved home education measures within a education reform bill that will make Iowa one of the best states to home school.
The Iowa Legislature conference committee meeting on education reform was a shining moment for House Republicans to standing firm on educational freedom.
The Iowa House passed HF 215, Governor Terry Branstad’s education reform bill, here are the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of this bill as amended.
Governor Terry Branstad’s education reform bill is being debated in the Iowa House. Follow the liveblog and refresh for updates.
Over the last ten years the Iowa Legislature has failed to accomplish property tax reform. In the Iowa House we are exploring several workable options.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad highlighted property tax relief, improving education and the quality of life in his 2013 Condition of the State address.
In order to appease Iowa Senate Democrats, the Iowa House leadership roll out a budget deal which more than meets Senate Democrats half way. KCCI reports: House Speaker Kraig Paulsen announced at a Thursday news conference that Republicans are willing to go along with a 2 percent increase in basic education funding supported by Democrats, […]
By State Senator Paul McKinley You might be familiar with the famous children’s fable titled, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” In that story, a boy with a flock of sheep repeatedly tricks his fellow villagers into believing a wolf is attacking his animals. After being fooled time and again, the villagers stop believing the boy […]