Whitver, Schneider Re-Elected to Iowa Senate Leadership Roles

Iowa Senate Republicans reelected State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) as Majority Leader and State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as Senate President.

Mike Breitbach Appointed Iowa Senate Appropriations Chair

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 Receive New Life in the Iowa Senate

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 Pick Jack Whitver as Majority Leader

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.

Ed Failor Leaves Iowa Senate Republican Staff

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.

Who Should Be The Next Iowa Senate Majority Leader?

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.

Iowa Senate Acts to Reform Judicial Branch

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.

Time to Strengthen Iowa’s 99% Spending Limitation

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 Release FY18 Budget Targets

Iowa House and Senate leaders announced joint budget targets for Fiscal Year 2018. The agreed upon budget plan spends $7.245 billion.

Iowa Senate Approves Constitutional Amendment to Limit State Spending

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.

Iowa Bill Defunding Abortion Providers Advances to Full Senate

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.

A Wave of Pro-Life Bills Filed in the Iowa 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 Select Bill Dix Majority Leader-Elect

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.

Charles Schneider Announces Re-Election Bid

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.

Iowa State Legislators Share Their Goals for Session

Several Iowa State Legislators share with Caffeinated Thoughts their goals for the 2015 legislative session for the 86th Iowa General Assembly.

Charles Schneider Decides Against Iowa 3rd Congressional District Run

State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) decided not to run for…