Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed seven bills on Thursday, one of which was SF 360 which expands and enhances Iowa’s newborn “safe haven” law originally enacted in 2002.
The Des Moines Register followed up years of anti-homeschooling coverage with a push poll that supports the change in Iowa’s law they advocated for.
Did State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) cross the line in his disclosure to The Des Moines Register of his DHS briefing about the Natalie Finn case?
In response to Natalie Finn’s death State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) proposes that school districts physically check-in on homeschoolers quarterly.
SF 454 that passed in the Iowa Senate could open the door to more data collection of Iowa’s students to provide an overview of their health and well-being.
(Watchdog.org) Des Moines, IA – Only one quarter of Iowans without health insurance have opted to get coverage since the introduction of Obamacare, despite millions of dollars in federal spending encouraging them to sign up. Approximately 230,000 of the 305,000 Iowans who were uninsured prior to the implementation of Obamacare remain uninsured, according to an […]
The State of Iowa’s application for a Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant opens up Iowa to Federal involvement in early childhood education.
Caffeinated Thoughts has obtained a copy of questions asked by the Iowa Youth Survey that is given to 6th, 8th, and 11th graders in Iowa every two years.
Governor Terry Branstad ordered the Iowa Juvenile Home to adopt higher standards in care in response to inappropriate use of isolation cells.
The Iowa Juvenile Home is under fire for its use of isolation cells, but Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says the leadership and its practices have changed.
Iowa Right to Life: Iowa Legislature adjourned Sine Die, but the battle against abortion in the state of Iowa is far from over.
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 […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said he’s confident that his Department of Human Services chief, Chuck Palmer, will “do the right thing” in deciding how to handle a petition from 41 Republican House members for an emergency rulemaking to halt government-funded abortions. From The Cedar Rapids Gazette: “I haven’t had a chance to talk to him […]
Des Moines, IA – Gov. Terry E. Branstad has launched the Iowa individual disaster assistance grant program in wake of the recent storm damage in Fremont and Union counties. The program provides grants up of to $5,000 for households with incomes at or below twice the federal poverty level, or a maximum of $37,000 annual […]