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 […]
Republican West Des Moines City Councilman Charles Schneider beat Democratic challenger Desmund Adams in the Iowa Senate 22 special election 56.5% to 43.3%.
WDM City Councilman Charles Schneider was nominated by the Iowa GOP for a special election in Iowa Senate District 22 due to State Senator Pat Ward’s death.