Twenty-one Iowa Legislators have decided not to run for reelection in 2018. The Iowa House will have 16 members retire after this session. Twelve Republicans and four Democrats will leave the House. The Iowa Senate Republicans will have two retirements and Democrats will see three.
Iowa Democrats hope for a historic blue wave in 2018 due to President Trump’s unpopularity, a competitive gubernatorial race, a good turnout for the mid-term Iowa Caucuses, the potential to flip Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, and the number of Republican state legislators retiring.
Compassionate, popular policy unifies pro-life Republicans in Iowa and nationwide while Democrats fight over an extreme pro-abortion platform.
State Representative Greg Heartsill (R-Chariton) introduced HF 279, a life at conception bill, into the Iowa House of Representatives, that is co-sponored by 22 lawmakers.
A bill that bans the sale and experimentation on unborn infant remains advanced out of an Iowa House subcommittee on Tuesday.
An ultrasound bill passed in the Iowa House of Representatives late Thursday afternoon on a 57 to 39 vote with bipartisan support.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that the timing is right for a gas tax hike while legislators consider transportation infrastructure funding options.
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.
(Des Moines, IA) The webcam abortion ban bill, HF 2073, introduced by State Representative Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) was passed out of the Iowa House Human Resources Committee on a 12 to 9 party line vote on Thursday night. The House action comes after the Iowa Board of Medicine voted to end the practice only to […]
Walt Rogers today announced its second round of endorsements from current and former legislators in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District Race.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad highlighted property tax relief, improving education and the quality of life in his 2013 Condition of the State address.
Last week Iowa Department of Human Services Chief, Chuck Palmer, denied a petition from 41 Iowa Legislators protesting taxpayer funding of abortions that were defunded in 2011. Today Marlys Popma, the Chairman of the Board and President of Iowa Right to Life applied pressure on Governor Branstad to reverse Palmer’s decision: Iowa Right to Life […]
I wonder if Iowa Governor Terry Branstad had time to talk with his DHS Chief before he ruled on what abortions the Iowa Department of Human Services. Today Chuck Palmer decided he’ll ignore the intent of the Iowa Legislature and go ahead and keep paying for those abortions for fetal anomalies that the Legislature defunded […]
Local control in education is under attack again in Iowa. This time in the form of House Study Bill 671 that is currently being considered by the Iowa House Ways and Means Committee. The bill in essence says that the first day of school can be no earlier than September 1. If a school district […]
It’s kind of like watching sausage get made. The bill, HF 5, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks (and prevent LeRoy Carhart from setting up shop in Iowa) was voted out of the House Government Oversight Committee last night on a 5-4 vote. Before that happened Democrats on the committee – State Representatives Janet […]