Almost 80 years ago Iowa banned the sale and use of consumer-grade fireworks; the Iowa Legislature voted to lift the ban in time for the 4th of July.
Megan Jones: The Ombudsman’s office called for Iowa’s licensing boards to commit to greater transparency to improve public confidence in their work.
Shane Vander Hart: A Des Moines Register poll says a majority of Iowans oppose public funds being used for private options, earlier polls suggest otherwise.
John Hendrickson: States following limited-government policies, such as North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Texas, are leading the way in terms of economic growth.
John Hendrickson: Iowa lawmakers can learn from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his Act 10 reforms as they debate collective bargaining reform here.
Shane Vander Hart: We get fleeced by taxpayer-funded lobbyists who ask for more taxpayer money on behalf of their taxpayer-funded department or agency.
Jack Whitver: With the first debate now behind us, I expect activity to significantly ramp up in the coming weeks in the Iowa Senate.
Steven Holt: Several bills are also advancing to make Iowa government smaller and smarter, with the goal of bringing greater economic opportunity and liberty for Iowans.
Jack Whitver: It is imperative we have the resources to fund Iowa’s priorities while having the fiscal responsibility to ensure we pass a balanced budget.
Paul Pate: There have been a lot of distortions & misunderstandings about my Election Integrity bill. My job is to make it easy to vote, but hard to cheat.
For the first time in over 40 years Iowa’s pro-life organizations have united to champion a pro-life agenda before the most pro-life legislature in years.
Americans for Prosperity-Iowa has a 5 step plan it is pushing state legislators to adopt to bring about real economic reform in Iowa.
Amy Sinclair: Four years after adoption it has been revealed convictions under Kadyn’s Law are down when compared to those under the prior, more forgiving law.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Legislature need to rein in the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission before they further trample religious freedom.
Don Racheter: The sooner IPERS is reformed, the quicker the governmental employees and Iowa taxpayers will be protected from periods of revenue shortfall.
Americans for Prosperity: Research indicates eliminating Iowa’s corporate income tax would create almost 3,000 jobs and increase investment by nearly $1 billion.