Whitver, Schneider Re-Elected to Iowa Senate Leadership Roles

Iowa Senate Republicans reelected State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) as Majority Leader and State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as Senate President.

Iowa Senate Republicans Pick Jack Whitver as Majority Leader

Iowa Senate Republicans selected former Senate President Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) as the next Iowa Senate Majority Leader. They also selected State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as Senate President and State Senator Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) as Majority Whip.

Who Should Be The Next Iowa Senate Majority Leader?

Iowa Senate Republicans will caucus on Wednesday to decide who will replace former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) who resigned on Monday. Who should they choose to replace him? Shane Vander Hart has an idea.

Iowa Senate Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

The Iowa Senate voted to pass SF 2281, a bill that would ban abortions of pre-born babies when a heartbeat is detected, by a 30 to 20 vote late Wednesday afternoon.

Fetal Heartbeat Bill Advances in Iowa Senate

A bill, SSB 3143, that would ban abortions of pre-born babies when a heartbeat is detected passed through its subcommittee in the Iowa Senate on a 2 to 1 vote.

McCoy Wants Independent Private Instruction Parents to Notify Schools

State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) introduced a bill into the Iowa Senate that would require parents who homeschool under independent private instruction (IPI) to submit a written notice to their local school districts by September 1st of their intent to do so.

K-12 Education Bills of Note Before Iowa Legislature Early in 2018

Shane Vander Hart provides a round-up of K-12 education bills of note that are before the Iowa House and Iowa Senate Education Committees after the first week of the 2018 session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly.

(Video) Hundreds Rally for Life at the Iowa Capitol

Hundreds of pro-life activists descended upon the Iowa Capitol on Thursday for a rally to hear from a line-up of pro-life elected officials and leaders.

The Iowa Senate Votes to Defund Abortion Providers

The Iowa Senate passed SF 2, a bill that reallocates state taxpayer money away from abortion providers, by a party-line 30 to 20 vote.

Iowa Bill Defunding Abortion Providers Advances to Full Senate

The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8 to 5 in favor of sending SF 2, a bill reallocating taxpayer money from abortion providers, to the full Senate.

Measure Defunding Abortion Providers Advances in the Iowa Senate

SF 2, a measure that defunds Iowa’s abortion providers of taxpayer money and reallocate to clinics that don’t provide abortion, advances in Iowa Senate.

A Wave of Pro-Life Bills Filed in the Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate with its new GOP majority have six pro-life bills filed including bills defunding abortion providers and banning abortions at 20-weeks.

Iowa Senate Republicans Select Bill Dix Majority Leader-Elect

Iowa Senate Republicans selected State Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) as the incoming Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate for the 87th General Assembly.

Candidate Interview: Amy Sinclair (Iowa Senate District 14)

State Senator Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) seeks a 2nd term serving Iowa Senate District 14 and is unopposed in the upcoming Republican primary.

Scott Walker Announces His Campaign’s Iowa Team

Gov. Scott Walker announced the first 65 members of his presidential campaign’s Iowa leadership team which include 1/3 of the Iowa Senate Republicans.

Iowa Senate Democrats Reject Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Iowa Senate Democrats reject amendments in SF 505 that would require welfare recipients and state legislators become subject to random drug testing.