Jack Whitver: One of the main reasons the state revenue is not growing as fast as expected is because our manufacturing sector has decreased considerably.
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.
Jack Whitver: Passing a constitutional amendment to place the 99 percent expenditure limitation into the state constitution is advantageous for Iowa.
The Iowa Senate with its new GOP majority have six pro-life bills filed including bills defunding abortion providers and banning abortions at 20-weeks.
Iowa Senate Republicans prioritized five bills in 2017 that are consistent with their push for fiscal responsibility and smaller government.
The decline in the revenue estimate triggered concerns about the overall state budget from Iowa Legislative leaders heading into a new session.
Iowa Senate Majority Leader-elect Bill Dix announced the following standing committee assignments of Senate Republicans for the 87th General Assembly.
Iowa Senate Republicans selected State Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) as the incoming Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate for the 87th General Assembly.
Iowa Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) announced the Senate Majority Fund team who will work to build a GOP majority in the Iowa Senate.
Jason Schultz: Iowa Senate Democrats and Governor Terry Branstad finally agreed to join Iowa House and Senate Republicans to allow coupling.
41 Iowa House and Senate Republicans delivered a letter to AG Tom Miller, urging his office to investigate the practices of abortion providers in the state.
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.
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.
Iowa Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) gave his opening day remarks after the Iowa Senate gaveled in for the 2015 legislative session. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Madam President, I am proud and honored to stand here today to speak with my fellow legislators and to Iowans. A few weeks […]
Maintaining the integrity of Iowa’s voting process is a responsibility Iowa Senate Republicans take seriously. Senate Republicans have made numerous attempts to have this discussion with the majority party in recent years. It is likely we will have floor debate on the voting process in the coming weeks especially since the State Government committee passed […]