Iowa House Democrats Attempt to Block Judicial Nomination Reform in Court

A group of Democrat state representatives file a lawsuit in district court to block Gov. Kim Reynolds’ majority on the state judicial nominating commission.

Staed Wants Iowa’s Public Schools to Do Wellness Checks on Homeschoolers

State Rep. Art Staed (D-Cedar Rapids) drafted a bill that would require Iowa’s public schools to perform “health and wellness” checks on homeschoolers.

Anti-Common Core, School Choice Bills Die in Iowa House

HF 2317, a bill that would make the Iowa Academic Standards voluntary for public schools and accredited non-public schools and HSB 651, a bill that would expand school choice in Iowa, died in the Iowa House Education Committee without a vote.

Iowa Votes for Status Quo in Iowa House and Iowa Senate

Expect gridlock: Democrats maintain their majority status in the Iowa Senate, and Republicans hold on to the majority in the Iowa House.