Bossman Named Chairman of Iowa House RIIF/Transportation Budget Subcommittee

State Rep. Jacob Bossman was appointed as Chairman of the Iowa House Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee.

Mohr Named Iowa House Appropriations Chairman

Speaker-Select Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, announced State Rep. Gary Mohr, R-Bettendorf, as Chairman of the Iowa House Appropriations Committee.

What Is With This Headline?

Why did the Des Moines Register offer the headline, “Pat Grassley to head rural House leaders,” in their print edition? What were they communicating?

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.

The Battle for Fundamental Rights

Steven Holt: Floor debate on the fundamental rights of gun ownership and free speech exposed profound philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa House.

Iowa House Republicans Release FY2020 Budget Targets

The Iowa House GOP budget plan for FY2020 spends $7.668 billion, accounting for 97.45% of on-going revenue, increasing the budget .63% compared to adjusted FY19 budget.

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.

Upmeyer Announces Iowa House Committee Leadership

Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced the committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly.

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.