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.
State Representatives Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) and Sharon Steckman (D-Mason) vilified a 21-year-old Christian residential facility in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.
The 86th Iowa General Assembly gaveled in for the 2016 legislative session. Iowa House and Senate Leadership expressed their goals during opening remarks.
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.
Altoona – Today, Jim Carley of Altoona, IA, filed his Affidavit of Candidacy and his Nomination Petition forms with the Iowa Secretary of State office to be placed on the ballot for the Iowa House of Representatives. Carley is seeking to represent the newly formed House District 30. House District 30 is the largest district, […]
CEDAR FALLS – In an event Friday morning at Scratch Cupcakery in Cedar Falls, Matt Reisetter announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for a seat in the Iowa Senate. Reisetter intends to run in the newly-redrawn Senate District 30, currently represented by Jeff Danielson. “The same mentality that has led our federal government […]
By State Representative Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) This week, House Republicans released our Fiscal Year 2013 budget targets. Fiscal Year 2013 actually begins on July 1, 2012. We will craft a budget with job creators in mind and our conservative approach will create stability and certainty for all Iowans. Our Budget Continues Our Commonsense Budget Approach […]
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.
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 editorial in Saturday’s Des Moines Register, “Politics over problem-solving” demonstrates a hubris that I have not seen in Iowa media for quite some time. The editorial board wrote: The House of Representatives is particularly pathetic. Its new Republican majority has been obsessed with measure after measure that its members know full well will never […]
Iowa State Representatives-Elect Kim Pearson, Glen Massie, and Tom Shaw have recently gone on the record saying they are going to submit articles of impeachment for the remaining four Iowa Supreme Court Justices: Mark Cady, David Wiggins, Daryl Hecht, and Brent Appel. Former Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, Michael Streit, and David Baker lost their retention […]
To those in Waterloo who may read this blog, I’m sorry you are represented so poorly. Then again, you voted this clown in office. First Representative Kerry Burt (D-Waterloo) has an OWI, then he has allegedly lied about his address and short-changed a local school $37,000. Classy. House Speaker Pat Murphy (D-Dubuque) evidently likes this […]
Yesterday I attended a rally at the Iowa Statehouse (it made the front page of the Washington Times as well) that was coordinated by the Iowa Family Policy Center. Approximately 600 people attended for those who were in support of the amendment, and there was a group from OneIowa who were against a vote. Chuck […]
Just to give you an update on what’s been going on with the fallout after Friday’s Iowa Supreme Court decision to strike down the Iowa Defense of Marriage Act. Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) says he will not allow debate on the matter. Gronstal, who lauded the Supreme Court decision handed down […]