Jack Whitver: There is a misperception Republicans and Democrats are unable to work together for the good the state of Iowa. That simply is not the case.
Jason Schultz: Iowa Senate Democrats and Governor Terry Branstad finally agreed to join Iowa House and Senate Republicans to allow coupling.
State Senator Randy Feenstra said Iowa Senate Democrats fail farmers and small business owners by not coupling with federal tax depreciation changes.
Iowa Senate Democrats reject amendments in SF 505 that would require welfare recipients and state legislators become subject to random drug testing.
One of the biggest issues every session is how much additional funding to allocate for Iowa’s K-12 schools, known as supplemental state aid.
Jason Schultz: Iowa has a population of approximately 3.1 million, which gives us a per capita spending rate of over $6,600 per person counted in Iowa.
Iowa Senate Democrats denied a 2nd attempt by Senate Republicans to work in a bipartisan manner to bring common ground legislation to the floor for debate.
Iowa Senate Republicans expressed disappointment that their Democrat colleagues refused to allow bipartisan legislation be debated in the Iowa Senate.
(Des Moines, IA) Today Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll issued a further comment on the recent refusal of Democrats in the Iowa State Senate to release pertinent documents related to matters before the Oversight Committee. One day prior, Carroll had asked that related documents and emails be made available. Senate Secretary Marshall responded […]
Confidential settlement agreements with former state employees continue to be discussed in the Iowa Senate. A story reported last week in the Des Moines Register revealed employees received money to keep the details about the termination of their employment private. This resulted in a backlash because the state used taxpayer money to keep these agreements […]
Following the conclusion of funnel week, many bills finally came to the floor this week for a vote. The overwhelming majority of these bills were non-controversial bills, covering a range of topics. Most of these bills passed unanimously. One such bill was Senate File 2201, which made the kidnapping of children 17 and younger a […]
The Iowa Legislature conference committee meeting on education reform was a shining moment for House Republicans to standing firm on educational freedom.
Iowans deserve fiscal responsibility from their state legislators, unfortunately that isn’t what they’re getting in the Iowa Senate Democrats’ budget.
In a confirmation hearing with an Iowa Board of Regents nominee State Senators Quirmbach and McCoy look for “evolved” thinking on homosexuality.
Iowa Senate Democrats are trying to advance three bills that would move Iowa toward being a nanny state with more government control.
Iowa Senate Democrats refused to take up an amendment to Senate File 53 that would have provided a refund to Iowa taxpayers.