The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference announced that their estimate of the State General Fund receipts shows a $131 million budget shortfall in FY 2017.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed HF 291, the public sector collective bargaining reform bill, into law that passed in the Iowa House and Senate this week
Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Senate and House Republicans seek to reform the state’s collective bargaining law that has not been reviewed since 1974.
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.
The Iowa Senate gaveled in their 87th session Monday morning with a new 29 to 20 Republican majority followed by leadership giving their opening remarks.
The decline in the revenue estimate triggered concerns about the overall state budget from Iowa Legislative leaders heading into a new session.
Iowa Senate Majority Leader-elect Bill Dix announced the following standing committee assignments of Senate Republicans for the 87th General Assembly.
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.
Iowa Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) announced the Senate Majority Fund team who will work to build a GOP majority in the Iowa Senate.
The 86th Iowa General Assembly gaveled in for the 2016 legislative session. Iowa House and Senate Leadership expressed their goals during opening remarks.
Dan Dawson announced will run against Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal for the Iowa Senate District 8 seat.
Bonnie Sadler announced her run for the Iowa Senate District 30 seat, which serves Cedar Falls, Hudson and a portion of western Black Hawk County.
An Independence Citizen of the Year and Heartland Acres Executive Director, Craig Johnson, announced his run for the Iowa Senate in Senate District 32.
Linn-Mar School Board Director Rene Gadelha announced for Iowa Senate District 34, which includes the cities of Marion, Robins, Hiawatha, Ely, and Bertram.
State Representative Linda Upmeyer was selected as the next Speaker of the Iowa House. State Representative Chris Hagenow elected as House Majority Leader.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Speaker Kraig Paulsen, House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer and Senate Minority Leader Bill Dix reflect on the 2015 session.