Iowa House Republicans Elect Assistant Leaders

Republican State Representatives Jacob Bossman, Dan Huseman, Mike Sexton, and Louie Zumbach were elected Assistant Leaders for the 88th Iowa General Assembly.

Iowa State Representative Warned About Use of Bible Verse in His Email

The Freedom From Religion Foundation told Iowa State Representative Skyler Wheeler (R-Orange City) that he was violating the constitution by including a Bible verse in the signature line of his legislative email.

Let’s Not Reinstate the Death Penalty in Iowa

Shane Vander Hart: While in principle, it is moral and just for the government to execute those convicted of heinous crimes, there are plenty of good reasons why Iowa should not reinstitute the death penalty after 52 years.

Democrats Display Anti-Religious Bigotry During Iowa House Floor Debate

State Representatives Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) and Sharon Steckman (D-Mason) vilified a 21-year-old Christian residential facility in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

Iowa General Assembly Gavels In 2016 Session

The 86th Iowa General Assembly gaveled in for the 2016 legislative session. Iowa House and Senate Leadership expressed their goals during opening remarks.

Kraig Paulsen to Resign as Iowa Speaker of the House

Speaker Kraig Paulsen announced he will step down as Iowa Speaker of the House, Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer states she would seek the speaker’s gavel.

Carley Files for Iowa House District 30 Campaign

Altoona – Today, Jim Carley of Altoona, IA, filed his Affidavit of…

Matt Reisetter Announces Candidacy for Iowa Senate District 30 Seat

CEDAR FALLS – In an event Friday morning at Scratch Cupcakery in…

Kraig Paulsen: A Conservative Budget

By State Representative Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) This week, House Republicans released our…

Betty DeBoef’s House Floor Speech Upholding the Sanctity of Life

State Representative Betty DeBoef (R-What Cheer) gave an impassioned speech upholding the sanctity of life on the Iowa House floor marking the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Kraig Paulsen: Moving Bills to Move the Economy

Speaker of the Iowa House, Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) discusses efforts to address property tax reform which will help bolster Iowa’s economy and promote job creation.

The Hubris of The Des Moines Register: Iowa House Republicans Should Bow to Mike Gronstal

The editorial in Saturday’s Des Moines Register, “Politics over problem-solving” demonstrates a…

The Move to Impeach Iowa Supreme Court Justices and Role of Judicial Review

Iowa State Representatives-Elect Kim Pearson, Glen Massie, and Tom Shaw have recently…

Politicians Behaving Badly

To those in Waterloo who may read this blog, I’m sorry you…

Iowa Marriage Amendment Rally and House (In)Action

Yesterday I attended a rally at the Iowa Statehouse (it made the…

Iowa Same-Sex Marriage Decision Update

Just to give you an update on what’s been going on with…