Iowa’s 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion Temporarily Blocked

District Court Judge Mitchell Turner granted a temporary injunction blocking Iowa’s 24-hour waiting period for abortions from taking effect on July 1.

Salmon: Support Law Enforcement

Sandy Salmon: Government’s first and most basic function is to protect and defend its people and their property which means law enforcement is needed.

Rogers: Advancing Freedom with Occupational Licensing Reform

Walt Rogers: Iowa’s occupational licensing reform law advances both freedom and opportunity. This reform tells the nation that Iowa is “open for business.”

Iowa Legislature Passes Police Reform Bill Unanimously

The Iowa Legislature passed unanimously a bill that allows the Attorney General to prosecute police misconduct and restricts the use of chokeholds.

Salmon: Change Our Law & Protect Our Freedoms

Sandy Salmon: Iowa’s public health disaster emergency law is woefully lacking in protecting constitutional rights; it is, in fact, silent on that issue!

Iowans for Tax Relief: Freeze Government Salaries

Iowans for Tax Relief: Families are forced to make tough financial decisions regularly, and our state leaders will have to do the same when they return to the Statehouse.

Sinclair: Iowa Is Strong

State Sen. Amy Sinclair: Iowa is strong. And it’s time for us to safely and responsibly show the rest of the nation that we are ready to meet the demands our role in the food supply chain require.

Iowa Legislature Extends Suspension of Session Through May 15

Iowa House and Senate leadership announced they would extend the suspension of the legislative session through May 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hendrickson: Amid COVID-19 Emergency Gov. Kim Reynolds is Leading

John Hendrickson: Gov. Kim Reynolds is leading Iowa through the COVID-19 emergency with prudence and determination to protect all Iowans.

AFP-Iowa: Positioning Iowa to Manage COVID-19

Even with uncertainty around COVID-19, AFP-Iowa is encouraged by some of the moves elected officials are taking to ensure greater levels of access to care.

Empower Property Taxpayers with Direct Notification

John Hendrickson and Laura Ebke: Requiring a direct public notification that is sent to taxpayers is a needed reform that would help improve Iowa’s property tax accountability and transparency law.

Ernst, Norquist Tout the Benefits of Lower Taxes and Fewer Regulations

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist explained the benefit of lower taxes and fewer regulations at the ITR/NFIB Tax Day Lunch.

Poll Shows Iowans Support Reynolds’ Invest in Iowa Tax Plan

According to the poll of over 800 Iowans, 51.8% of Iowans were in favor of tax reform similar to what Governor Kim Reynolds has proposed, with only 32.5% opposed.

Iowa’s Golden Opportunity for Pro-Growth Tax Reform

John Hendrickson and Jonathan Williams: The strong national economy provides a golden opportunity for Iowa policymakers to continue to advance bold, pro-growth tax policy.

2020: A Legislative Year for Smaller Government and Smarter Solutions

Walt Rogers: Lowering income tax rates and unshackling excessive occupational licensing regulations are two policy examples of smaller government and smarter solutions.

Iowans Deserve a Better Tax System Now

John Hendrickson and Dr. Andrew J. Kidd: State policymakers should take full advantage of Iowa’s economic strength and surpluses to pursue pro-growth tax reforms—without delay.