Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate

Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.

Iowa Constitutional Amendment Affirming 2nd Amendment Survives Funnel

HJR 13, a “right to keep and bear arms” amendment that would amend the Iowa Constitution to add language affirming the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed in the Iowa House Judiciary Committee.

Baltimore Removed As Iowa House Judiciary Chair Following OWI Arrest

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer made the right decision removing State Representative Chip Baltimore as the House Judiciary Committee Chair following his OWI arrest. Baltimore should also resign from the House following this session.

Article V Convention Resolution Advances in Iowa House and Senate

Iowa is a step closer to joining with eight states in calling for a convention to pass amendments to provide fiscal restraints and limits to federal power.

Social Conservatives in Iowa Rally for Life, Marriage and Family

Des Moines, IA – The FAMiLY Leader yesterday hosted their annual Life, Marriage…

Iowa House Judiciary Chair Seeks Iowans Unfairly Targeted by IRS

State Representative Chip Baltimore, chairman of the Iowa House Judiciary Committee calls on any Iowa group targeted by the IRS to contact him.

Iowa House Bill Prevents No-Fault Divorce Between Parents

State Representative Ted Gassman introduced HF 338 in the Iowa House which would prevent parents with minor children from getting a no-fault divorce.

Late Term Abortion Ban (HF 5) Passes Out of Iowa House Subcommittee

HF 5, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks based on scientific…

Who Is Against The Iowa Marriage Amendment–HJR 6?

I was curious about what lobbyists were registered against HJR 6, the…

Iowa Marriage Amendment Resolution Passes Out of Iowa House Judiciary Committee

I didn’t want to overlook important news yesterday.  In case you didn’t…