Iowa Senate Activity Begins Ramping Up

Jack Whitver: With the first debate now behind us, I expect activity to significantly ramp up in the coming weeks in the Iowa Senate.

Making Iowa Government Smaller and Smarter

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.

Iowans Entrust Lawmakers to Be Frugal

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.

The Truth About Iowa’s Election Integrity Bill

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.

Iowa’s Pro-Life Leaders Start Legislative Session in Unity

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 Refocuses Reform Iowa Agenda

Americans for Prosperity-Iowa has a 5 step plan it is pushing state legislators to adopt to bring about real economic reform in Iowa.

Kadyn’s Law Falling Short of Expectations

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.

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission Must Be Restrained

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa Legislature need to rein in the unelected Iowa Civil Rights Commission before they further trample religious freedom.

Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution, ASAP!

Don Racheter: The sooner IPERS is reformed, the quicker the governmental employees and Iowa taxpayers will be protected from periods of revenue shortfall.

AFP Supports Effort to Eliminate Corporate Income Tax in Iowa

Americans for Prosperity: Research indicates eliminating Iowa’s corporate income tax would create almost 3,000 jobs and increase investment by nearly $1 billion.

Smarter Balanced Will Be An Unfunded Mandate for Iowa’s Schools

Shane Vander Hart: The Iowa Legislature is poised to allow the Smarter Balanced Assessments become an unfunded mandate on Iowa’s schools.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 3-19-16 (Guests: Mark Tooley & Steve Myers)

Mark Tooley with Institute of Religion & Democracy discusses his opposition to Donald Trump, and Steve Myers talks March Madness on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 3-12-16 (Guest: Jack Whitver)

State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) talks to Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers this week on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio on the Truth Network 99.3 FM.

Iowa Legislature is Set to Increase the Budget

Jason Schultz: Growth in spending in the good years can lead to problems in the tighter years. The Iowa Legislature is set to increase our budget for FY17.

Human Trafficking Is An Iowa Issue

Kelvey Vander Hart: We must stop viewing human trafficking as an international issue, and start taking it personally. It is not just an international issue.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s 2016 Condition of the State Address

Read the transcript of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 2016 Condition of the State address given before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature on 1/12/16.