Will A Blue Wave Overtake the Iowa Senate?

Will a “blue wave” hit the 2018 Iowa Senate Races? What kind of headway, if any, can Democrats expect to get? Shane Vander Hart previews each race.

Randy Feenstra Rebukes Iowa Senate Democrats for Intolerance

Randy Feenstra rebuked Iowa Senate Democrats for intolerance after they blocked Diane Clark and Hamed Tewfik’s nomination to the Iowa Board of Medicine.

Working Together For Iowans

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.

A Victory for Iowa Taxpayers

Jason Schultz: Iowa Senate Democrats and Governor Terry Branstad finally agreed to join Iowa House and Senate Republicans to allow coupling.

Feenstra: Senate Democrats Criticizes Iowa Small Business Owners, Farmers

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 Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Iowa Senate Democrats reject amendments in SF 505 that would require welfare recipients and state legislators become subject to random drug testing.

Education Funding Debate Heats Up in the Iowa Legislature

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.

Get the “Facts” About Government Spending in Iowa

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 Rebuff Second Attempt to Find Common Ground

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 GOP Attempt to Reach Across Aisle Denied by Democrats

Iowa Senate Republicans expressed disappointment that their Democrat colleagues refused to allow bipartisan legislation be debated in the Iowa Senate.

Iowa GOP Chair: Senate Democrats Operating Under Double Standard

(Des Moines, IA) Today Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll issued…

Confidentiality Agreements Take Center Stage

Confidential settlement agreements with former state employees continue to be discussed in…

Floor Debate Picks Up, Budget Process Continues

Following the conclusion of funnel week, many bills finally came to the…

Education Reform: Iowa House Republicans Outmaneuver Senate Democrats

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

Iowans deserve fiscal responsibility from their state legislators, unfortunately that isn’t what they’re getting in the Iowa Senate Democrats’ budget.

Iowa Board of Regents Must Now Favor Homosexuality?

In a confirmation hearing with an Iowa Board of Regents nominee State Senators Quirmbach and McCoy look for “evolved” thinking on homosexuality.