Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment Advances In Iowa Senate

A constitutional amendment that says the Iowa Constitution does not secure or protect a right to abortion or abortion funding advances in the Iowa Senate.

A Holistic Look at Property Tax Is Imperative

Jack Whitver: The math is simple; many Iowans are struggling to keep up with rising tax burdens. They are literally being taxed out of their homes.

Opening Day 2019: Iowa Senate Republican Leadership Remarks

Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) and Senate President Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) offered remarks to open the Iowa Senate.

Episode 72: A Conversation with Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver

For the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks to Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) about Senate Republicans’ legislative priorities in 2019.

Whitver Announces Iowa Senate Committee Announcements

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) released committee assignments for Senate Republicans for the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly.

Whitver, Schneider Re-Elected to Iowa Senate Leadership Roles

Iowa Senate Republicans reelected State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) as Majority Leader and State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as Senate President.

Iowa’s Revenue Projected to Grow in FY 19 and FY 20

The October Revenue Estimating Conference projects that Iowa’s General Fund revenue receipts will grow by five percent in FY 19 and two percent in FY 20.

Iowa Senate Republicans Urge Confirmation of Kavanaugh

The Iowa Senate Republican caucus released an open letter urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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.

Mike Breitbach Appointed Iowa Senate Appropriations Chair

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) announced the appointment of State Senator Mike Breitbach (R-Strawberry Point) as Chair of the Iowa Senate Appropriations Committee.

Two Cheers for Tax Reform in Iowa

John Hendrickson: The tax reform plan passed by the Iowa Legislature is absolutely a step in the right direction and it will help many families and businesses in Iowa, but it should be viewed as a starting point.

Iowa Senate Republicans Pick Jack Whitver as Majority Leader

Iowa Senate Republicans selected former Senate President Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) as the next Iowa Senate Majority Leader. They also selected State Senator Charles Schneider (R-West Des Moines) as Senate President and State Senator Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton) as Majority Whip.

Ed Failor Leaves Iowa Senate Republican Staff

The Iowa Senate Republican Caucus announced that Ed Failor, who served as a senior aide to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock), has resigned. He worked for Iowa Senate Republicans since 2012.

Who Should Be The Next Iowa Senate Majority Leader?

Iowa Senate Republicans will caucus on Wednesday to decide who will replace former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) who resigned on Monday. Who should they choose to replace him? Shane Vander Hart has an idea.

Iowa Legislature Kicks Off With Republicans Focused on Tax Reform

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate gaveled in on Monday morning to launch the 2018 session of the 87th General Assembly with Republican leaders focused on tax reform during their opening remarks.

Iowa Senate GOP Leadership Release Internal Review of Harassment Complaints

An internal review ordered by Iowa Senate GOP Leadership found their harassment training to be ineffective and several unreported instances of harassment.