Gov. Terry Branstad orders a special election to be held on Jan. 6, 2015, for Iowa House District 4, following the passing of State Rep. Dwayne Alons.
State Representative Dwayne Alons (R-Hull) who served Iowa House District 4 lost his battle with cancer Saturday night. He was 68-years-old.
(Des Moines, IA) State Representative Tedd Gassman (R-Scarville) introduced two bills that address standards that the Iowa State Board of Education adopted back in 2010. The Common Core State Standards are content standards in English Language Arts and Math that were developed by the National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers and Achieve, […]
Rick Santorum at the Lyon County Republican dinner challenged the group to fight back against the negative culture changes and broaden who they speak to.
Pastors, legislators & parents expressed their displeasure with taxpayer money used to fund the Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth on April 3rd.
Iowa House Republicans have failed for two-years in a row to advance any type of pro-life legislation even though they hold the majority in that chamber.
State Representative Ted Gassman introduced HF 338 in the Iowa House which would prevent parents with minor children from getting a no-fault divorce.
House File 346, a bill filed in the Iowa House, would make gold and silver coins legal tender in the state of Iowa.
State Representative Tom Shaw (R-Laurens) filed a personhood bill, House File 138, which would make the abortion of preborn babies murder in Iowa.
The Iowa House is considering House File 2435 which would fund the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services, as well as, other health and human services activities. State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) has introduced an amendment (H-8213) entitled the “Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priorities Act.” This amendment is co-sponsored by State Representatives […]
Articles of impeachment were filed for Iowa Supreme Court Justices: Brent Appel, Mark Cady, Daryl Hecht and David Wiggins late Thursday afternoon. These are the four justices who were not on the ballot in November when three of their members lost their retention vote. The articles were sponsored by State Representatives Tom Shaw (R-Laurens), Dwayne […]
House Joint Resolution 6 was introduced yesterday in the House by State Representative Dwayne Alons (R-Hull). This begins the process to allow Iowans to vote on the definition of marriage. It would need to be passed by two consecutive General Assemblies and approved by Iowa voters. The earliest this amendment could be on the ballot […]
As a multi-client lobbyist, I’ve focused primarily on religious liberty, parental rights, school choice, and education reform issues since I started lobbying in 2007. Most of my clients have had some interest in education and I have gotten to know the stakeholders involved from every side of the issue. I love working on the issue. […]
A House Joint Resolution (HJR 2003) was filed in the Iowa House today by 16 Representatives. It proposes an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to specify that the right of life is paramount and most fundamental right of every person (I seem to remember reading that in one of our founding documents, hmmmm…). This calls […]