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.

Kim Reynolds Signs the Iowa Hemp Act

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill that allows the production of some hemp-derived products in the state as they are approved by the federal government.

Reynolds Signs Bill Prohibiting Stun Gun Bans on Campus

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs a bill that prohibits Iowa’s public universities and community colleges from banning stun guns except in stadiums and hospitals.

Ten Highlights From The Iowa Legislature’s 2019 Session

Now that the Iowa Legislature adjourned for the year, Shane Vander Hart lists his ten highlights for the 2019 legislative session.

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate adjourned Sine Die for the 2019 session of the 88th General Assembly.

Increase Iowa’s School Tuition Organization Tax Credit

Iowa Association of Christian Schools: Please send your legislators a message in support of an increase in School Tuition Organization (STO) tax credits.

Iowa House and Senate Reach Joint Budget Agreement

Iowa House and Senate leadership announced a joint agreement on budget targets for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget.

Episode 79: A Look at the Iowa Legislature’s Second Funnel

Shane Vander Hart speaks with Tim Overlin of Personhood Iowa and State Rep. Skyler Wheeler about the second funnel week in the Iowa Legislature.

Fetal Homicide Bill Stalls in the Iowa House

The fetal homicide bill that includes personhood language passed the Iowa Senate, but stalled out in the Iowa House and did not survive the second funnel.

Six Disappointing Victims of the Iowa Legislature’s Second Funnel of 2019

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Life Amendment, Traffic Enforcement Camera Ban, and Fetal Homicide bill are among bills that did not survive in 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.

Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Sails Through Iowa House and Senate

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate passed an amendment that will enshrine Iowans’ right to keep and bear arms in the Iowa Constitution if approved a 2nd time and ratified.

First Funnel Week Survivors & Casualties in the Iowa House

Steven Holt identifies priority legislation still alive in the Iowa House and bad ideas that are now dead for the year, thanks to the Funnel process.

Iowa House Bill Would Make Non-Political Party Org Candidates File Earlier

HF 335 would move the filing deadline for Iowa’s non-political party organization candidates, who are nominated by petition, up five months.

Three Pro-Life Bills Advance in Iowa House and Senate

HF 257, SF 259, and SSB 1170, all pro-life bills, passed out of their respective subcommittees in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate.

Iowa House Bill Requires “Health and Wellness” Checks of Homeschoolers

HF 272 sponsored by State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) requires school districts to perform quarterly home visits of their homeschooling families.