School choice was touted at a rally on Wednesday at the Iowa State Capitol in light of several active bills that would expand educational freedom.
Iowans for Tax Relief provided their supporters with a rebutal to raising the gas tax, but provide no solutions to address the funding issue.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said that the $800 million surplus should be returned to Iowans. What would happen if Iowa issued a state income tax rebate?
Juda Myers, a woman conceived in rape, spoke to a group of Iowa Legislators and concerned citizens at the Iowa Statehouse for CWA-Iowa’s Day at the Hill.
Scott Bailey makes the case why the Iowa Legislature and Governor Branstad should raise the gas tax to pay for reparing Iowa’s road and bridges.
School choice options have been proving their value for more than a decade. Despite this they still receive resistance within the education establishment.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad highlighted property tax relief, improving education and the quality of life in his 2013 Condition of the State address.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad unveiled his education agenda for the 2013 Iowa Legislature session that features a teacher leadership and compensation program.
Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference previews the 2013 Iowa Legislature highlighting issues of concern for Iowa’s Catholics.
Iowa State Representative Dan Muhlbauer (D-Manilla) would like to see Iowa pass a ban on semi-automatic weapons for potential and current gun owners.
The U.S. Department of Education denied the Iowa Department of Education’s No Child Left Behind waiver request. The catching point was over how teacher evaluations were going to be conducted. In a letter sent by the Department to Jason Glass, the director of the Iowa Department of Education, they stated: According to the information in […]
By John Hendrickson Across the nation, Governors and state Legislators are confronted with the task of implementing sound economic policies that will both attract businesses and create jobs. The difficulty of this responsibility has increased in the aftermath of the weak recovery from the “Great Recession,” as unemployment remains high, and states as well as […]
Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds unveiled their final recommendations on education reform for the Iowa Legislature that convenes next week. This came after having numerous town halls on their education blueprint and adapting to recommendations that they received. Key proposals include: Requiring a 3.0 GPA to gain admission into teacher preparation programs […]
When I joined the Iowa Army National Guard back in 1989 with the G.I. Bill, signing bonus, and the tuition reimbursement it was possible to have most of one’s tuition covered at a public university. Education assistance was one of the top reasons I decided to join. I enrolled at Drake University in 1990, and […]
Ok, admittedly this isn’t a sexy topic, but disagreement on this topic provides a showdown between the Iowa Legislature and Governor Terry Branstad. The Legislature just passed a one-year budget today. Last Saturday Governor Branstad promised to veto any budget sent to him that isn’t a two year one. Why should Iowa switch to a […]
Here are some bills that I have been watching (or at least aware of) as a private citizen and through my role with American Principles Project. I would like to ask Iowans to contact their State Representative or State Senator about these bills. Update: HF 153 – I didn’t have the file number for this […]