John Hendirckson: Iowa taxpayers should be protected by a constitutional amendment that requires tax and fee increases to pass the Legislature with a supermajority.
Shane Vander Hart: Partisan politics is the only thing that can explain Attorney General Tom Miller change of mind about Kim Reynolds’ ability to appoint a new Lt. Governor.
The Iowa Senate passed 38-10 passed a constitutional amendment, SJR 9, that would add to the Iowa Constitution a state general fund expenditure limitation.
Jack Whitver: Passing a constitutional amendment to place the 99 percent expenditure limitation into the state constitution is advantageous for Iowa.
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.
Shane Vander Hart shares his wish list for the new Republican Iowa Legislature when they are sworn in and gavel in for a new session this upcoming January.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Legislature need to rein in the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission before they further trample religious freedom.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: Despite what you might have read or heard recently, felons are not permanently barred from voting in Iowa.
A Bible proclamation signed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has the ACLU and Freedom From Religion considering a lawsuit saying it is unconstitutional.
The Des Moines Register called for an end to the office of Lieutenant Governor held by Kim Reynolds, but were silent with her liberal predecessors.
Had proponents of the gas-tax increase listed these uses of the money generated, it is highly unlikely the bill would have passed the Iowa General Assembly.
(Des Moines, IA) State Representative Greg Heartsill (R – Columbia) has introduced a resolution, HJR 2002, to amend the Constitution of the State of Iowa to limit the number of terms served in the state legislature and governor’s office. “Public service is a trust that needs to be restored,” Heartsill said in a statement. “By […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s executive order is a good first step at addressing concerns surrounding the Common Core, but doesn’t end the debate.
In the Iowa Senate legislation was filed last week that took a step toward greater government accountability by making the lawmaking process more transparent to Iowans. The first bill requires a statement of Constitutional authority on all legislation filed by the General Assembly, while a complementary bill charges legislators with providing a statement of legislative […]
Iowa Judicial Retention Elections make Iowa’s Judicial System stronger, not weaker. Iowans must provide a check on judicial power when necessary.
By Dale Mastrone Rekha Basu, in her August 5, 2012, opinion piece in the Des Moines Register closed it with a statement “ …I’d love to be corrected..” In Ms Basu’s rant about what she claimed to be the GOP opening a door to a partisan judiciary because Iowa GOP Party chairman A.J. Spiker urged […]