State Rep. Scott Ourth Arrested for OWI

State Rep. Scott Ourth, D-Ackworth, was arrested for OWI in Cherokee, Iowa, and blew more than twice the legal limit on a breathalyzer test.

The Trajectory of Pat Grassley

Shane Vander Hart: State Rep. Pat Grassley of New Hartford was tapped to be Iowa’s next Speaker of House, but could this set up a run for higher office?

Iowa House Republicans Elect New Leadership

Iowa House Republicans elect Pat Grassley as Speaker of the House, Matt Windschitl as majority leader, and John Wills as Speaker Pro Tem.

Linda Upmeyer to Step Down as Iowa Speaker of the House

Iowa Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer announced she will not run for re-election in 2020 and will step down as Speaker at the end of 2019.

Education, Reform & the Right of Free Speech

State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) gives a recap of week 4 from the Iowa House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

A Needed Change to Iowa’s Judicial Selection Process

Shane Vander Hart: HSB 110, a bill sponsored by State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) represents a needed overhaul of Iowa’s judicial selection process.

Iowa House Bill Blocks Counselors From Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

HF 106 prevents Iowa’s mental health professionals from seeking to change a patient’s sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.

Iowa House GOP’s Problematic Press Credentialling Policy

Shane Vander Hart: The Iowa House GOP should not deny press credentials based on a reporter’s outlet being only online or because of their ideology.

Opening Day 2019: Iowa House Republican Leadership Remarks

Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake), House Majority Leader Chris Hagenow (R-Urbandale) and Speaker Pro Tem Matt Windschitl (R-Missouri Valley) gave remarks on opening day in the Iowa House.

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…