Senate File 253, a life at conception bill in the Iowa Senate, passes 2 to 1 in subcommittee and will advance to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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.
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.
State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) on Iowa’s budget shortfall: “We do not have a revenue problem here; we have had a spending problem.”
There have been several bills filed in the Iowa House and Senate this year dedicated to devolving the power and control the Iowa Department of Education.
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.
Donald J. Trump announced that State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) endorsed his candidacy for the GOP nomination for President of the United States.
Shane Vander Hart: There are some who question Sam Clovis’ principles, loyalty and credibility for joining Donald Trump’s campaign. Cut Sam some slack.
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.
Brad Zaun: From a historic prospective, Iowa’s state spending has grown from $4.3 billion annually to recently proposed $7.3 billion in the last ten years.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that the timing is right for a gas tax hike while legislators consider transportation infrastructure funding options.
Brad Zaun: By coupling with federal income tax laws, Iowa taxpayers could save nearly $99 million on their 2014 income taxes which is a positive for Iowa.
Pro-life advocates say seeing an ultrasound picture and hearing its description is an effective tool to help abortion-minded women in the state choose life.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said that online voter registration can not only boost participation and enhance voting integrity using DOT technology.
Legislators have filed five bills related to Iowa’s election law ranging from creating a runoff primary system to electronic voter registration.
Several Iowa State Legislators share with Caffeinated Thoughts their goals for the 2015 legislative session for the 86th Iowa General Assembly.