Carol Forristall announced that she will run in a special election in Iowa House District 22 on June 27 to fill the seat left vacant by her husband’s death.
Iowa State Representative Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia), representing Iowa House District 22, died Wednesday afternoon after a battle with cancer.
Speaker of the Iowa House Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) has much to explain to his caucus and Iowans for actions he took to push a gas tax increase on Iowans.
A bipartisan sponsored bill, House File 13, was introduced in the Iowa House that would eliminate the limitation on when schools could start school.
(Des Moines, IA) There were two subcommittee meetings scheduled on Wednesday in the Iowa House to discuss bills that address the Common Core State Standards. Wednesday morning a subcommittee consisting of State Representatives Sandy Salmon (R-Denver), Josh Brynes (R-Osage), and Cindy Winckler (D-Davenport) met to discuss HF 2141 a bill that would direct the Iowa […]
(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, […]
(Des Moines, IA) State Representative Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) has introduced a bill, HF 2090, that would create education savings grant fund that Iowa families can use to send their students to nonpublic school or provide competent private instruction. The amount for the educational savings grant given will be equivalent to the statewide foundation aid […]
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 […]
State Representative Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia) was pulled over Wednesday afternoon and was arrested for driving drunk. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. Why would a State Representative do something so incredibly stupid? I don’t know perhaps he was lamenting his decision to vote against the personhood bill. Perhaps he thought that […]
Des Moines, IA – American Principles in Action would like to thank Representatives Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mount Ayr), Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig), and Greg Forristall (R- Macedonia) for their efforts to move the Independent Accreditation bill (HF 167) out of the House Education Committee this week. Its passage from the full House Education committee means it is […]
Councilman Matt Schultz, recently dubbed “The Kid From Council Bluffs” by the Iowa Republican, is making waves with his first three Eastern Iowa legislative endorsements in the Republican primary for Iowa Secretary of State. Senator Tim Kapucian (R-Benton County), Representative Renee Schulte (R-Cedar Rapids), and Representative Nick Wagner (R-Marion) have all joined the legislative team […]