Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named State Representative Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) the new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee replacing State Representative Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) who is not seeking re-election.
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.
Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named State Representative Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate versions of an education appropriations bill includes a delay of the Smarter Balanced Assessments until July 1, 2017.
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.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that the timing is right for a gas tax hike while legislators consider transportation infrastructure funding options.
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 […]
Some huge, huge wins happened last night at Republicans rolled to win back the majority in the House. Iowa House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen announced that Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy called him up to talk about changing offices. Currently if all races stand as is the Republicans will have 58 seats, Democrats 42. No […]
KDSM TV 17, the Des Moines Fox affiliate decided to pull a 30 second ad that had Rep. Eric Palmer and the Iowa Democratic Party falsely attacking Republican candidate Guy Vander Linden. The Vander Linden campaign was notified by this morning by the General Manager of the station that they will not run the remaining […]