Lee Hein Appointed Iowa House Ways and Means Chairman

State Representative Lee Hein (R-Monticello) will chair the Iowa House Ways and Means Committee replacing State Representative Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) who lost re-election.

Iowa’s Revenue Projected to Grow in FY 19 and FY 20

The October Revenue Estimating Conference projects that Iowa’s General Fund revenue receipts will grow by five percent in FY 19 and two percent in FY 20.

Peter Cownie Named Iowa House Ways and Means Chairman

Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named State Representative Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) the new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee replacing State Representative Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) who is not seeking re-election.

Two Cheers for Tax Reform in Iowa

John Hendrickson: The tax reform plan passed by the Iowa Legislature is absolutely a step in the right direction and it will help many families and businesses in Iowa, but it should be viewed as a starting point.

Iowa House Republicans Must Advance the Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

Shane Vander Hart: I’m not certain that the Iowa House Republicans have 59 members who are pro-life. There are some who aren’t, but there are also pro-life legislators who are concerned about potential judicial review on the bill setting us back. They should make a public argument. Let’s get an on-the-record vote.

Reynolds Introduces Individual Income Tax Reform for Iowans

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ individual income tax reform plan prioritized tax relief for middle-class taxpayers, small business owners, teachers and working families across the state and will cut rates by up to 23 percent.

Iowa Legislature Kicks Off With Republicans Focused on Tax Reform

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate gaveled in on Monday morning to launch the 2018 session of the 87th General Assembly with Republican leaders focused on tax reform during their opening remarks.

Take The Iowa GOP Governor’s Race Straw Poll

Are you planning on voting in the Iowa Republican Primary on June 5, 2018? Let us know if you intend to support Kim Reynolds, Ron Corbett, or Steven Ray.

Iowa Legislative Leaders: Sluggish Revenue Growth Requires Reform

The decline in the revenue estimate triggered concerns about the overall state budget from Iowa Legislative leaders heading into a new session.

Iowa House Republicans Release Committee Assignments

Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced committee assignments for the 87th General Assembly.

Iowa House Republicans Elect Leadership for 2017 Session

Iowa House Republicans elected their leadership for 2017 legislative session reelecting State Representative Linda Upmeyer as Speaker of the House.

Vander Linden Named as Iowa House Ways and Means Committee Chair

Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named State Representative Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Iowa House Debates and Deflates Cannibis Oil Expansion

The Iowa House debated and defeated a measure that would have expanded Iowa’s current Cannibis Oil law to include additional diseases and medical conditions.

A Victory for Iowa Taxpayers

Jason Schultz: Iowa Senate Democrats and Governor Terry Branstad finally agreed to join Iowa House and Senate Republicans to allow coupling.

Iowa House Republicans Release Budget Targets

Iowa House Republicans’ budget plan continues a promise to Iowans of fiscal responsibility, budgeting like families and businesses.

Chuck Soderberg to Resign from Iowa House

State Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-LeMars) announced that he will resign to become to join the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives as Executive VP & GM.