Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) announced the appointment of State Senator Mike Breitbach (R-Strawberry Point) as Chair of the Iowa Senate Appropriations Committee.
Education savings accounts were reintroduced in the Iowa Senate’s version of the Iowa Student Opportunities Act (SSB 3206) by State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as an appropriations bill and passed through an appropriations subcommittee.
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.
The Iowa Senate Republican Caucus announced that Ed Failor, who served as a senior aide to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock), has resigned. He worked for Iowa Senate Republicans since 2012.
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.
The Iowa Senate voted 26-24 on SF 2282, a bill that would require a concurrence of at least five justices on the Iowa Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional.
John Hendrickson: Iowa taxpayers deserve constitutional protection, and the best way to do this is to protect taxpayer interests through a stronger spending limit.
Iowa House and Senate leaders announced joint budget targets for Fiscal Year 2018. The agreed upon budget plan spends $7.245 billion.
The Iowa Senate passed 38-10 passed a constitutional amendment, SJR 9, that would add to the Iowa Constitution a state general fund expenditure limitation.
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.
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 selected State Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) as the incoming Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate for the 87th General Assembly.
State Sen. Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) filed nomination papers with the Secretary of State’s office today to run for reelection in the Iowa Senate.
Several Iowa State Legislators share with Caffeinated Thoughts their goals for the 2015 legislative session for the 86th Iowa General Assembly.
State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) decided not to run for the open seat made available after Congressman Tom Latham’s retirement in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. He joins State Representative Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) and State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) on the list of potential candidates opting out. David Young moves from the U.S. […]
With the news of Congressman Tom Latham’s retirement 2014’s midterm elections became even more exciting for those of us who are political junkies. 2014 was already going to be big in Iowa with the open U.S. Senate seat, but now what was likely going to be a safe seat for Republicans with Latham is up […]