U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s campaign released a new ad, entitled “Cut”, which details the failed leadership of former Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Dept. of Ed Director Brad Buck informed Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium that Iowa was withdrawing immediately.
We must push to bring transparency to union negotiations for Iowa. State employees work for taxpayers who have a right to know what is going on.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announcing that he won’t run re-election has changed the stakes of the 2014 elections with the first open Senate seat in 30 years.
Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver is keeping an eye on 2014. Is it possible that we’ll see a rematch with Governor Terry Branstad?
“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.” President Ronald Reagan, April 29, 1982 Address to the Nation on the Fiscal Year 1983 Federal Budget State government budgets are finally recovering from the Great Recession, according to the most recent report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, which met in Chicago in […]
Jason Noble of The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad suggested that Iowa Senate Democrats among others could face political fallout because of their opposition to elements of his K-12 education reform bill. I highly doubt it. Branstad was brought into office mainly because of former Governor Chet Culver’s inability to govern, […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced today in a press conference that he signed a written objection to the Iowa Electrical Examining Board rule requiring $500 in state inspections for farmers.
Former Obama Staffer, Zachary Edwards, arrested for stealing Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s Identity.
I know many of you are not used to going to Iowa Grounds for Iowa political news and commentary now, so I wanted to draw your attention to a piece I published there early this morning related to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s education bill. I know that education policy isn’t as “sexy” as Presidential politics, […]
Politico reports that former Iowa Governor Chet Culver’s name was mentioned amidst speculation of who could succeed current Democratic National Committee chair Tim Kaine. Oh please make him the DNC chair, please make him the DNC chair. Please… Please… Please… That would so make my day. What a *gem* they would have in Culver being […]
On Tuesday I wrote about Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s newly appointed (yet to be confirmed) Director of the Iowa Department of Education, Jason Glass’ position on mandates. He responded to my post, and I would like to thank him for his level of engagement. I did want to provide some pushback on a couple of […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad began his fifth term today after being out of public service for 12 years. Branstad and his Lieutenant Governor, Kim Reynolds, took their oaths of office, in front of an audience of more than 1800 people at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, replacing outgoing Governor Chet Culver. While there were former […]
The mood of the crowd attending the 2011 Iowa Republican Legislative Breakfast was held at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines was warm despite the cold and snow this morning. Which was a significant change from two years ago after being handed a major defeat. Lt. Governor-Elect Kim Reynolds acted as emcee and also was […]
By Nathan Tucker The current judicial selection process in Iowa is often touted by its proponents as being “merit-based,” creating the impression that the nominating commissions will judge applicants for judicial vacancies solely on the merit of their resumes. Justice Wiggins, the current chair of the state nominating commission, recently made the ludicrous claim that […]
Iowa’s political landscape after Tuesday has shifted. In Governor Chet Culver’s loss we have seen the first incumbent Governor to lose re-election since 1962 and there will be a Republican, albeit a very familiar one, back in Terrace Hill. There has been a radical swing in the Iowa House going from a strong Democrat majority […]