Sweeney Replaces Miller-Meeks as Iowa Senate Human Resources Chair

State Senator Annette Sweeney replaces State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks as chair of the Iowa Senate Human Resources Committee.

Whitver Updates Iowa Senate Republicans Committee Assignments

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver updates committee assignments and leadership in response to State Sen. Randy Feenstra stepping down as Ways and Means chair.

Feenstra Steps Down as Iowa Senate Ways and Means Chair

State Sen. Randy Feenstra announced he would step down as the Iowa Senate Ways and Means Chair to focus more time on the Iowa 4th Congressional District race.

Kim Reynolds Signs the Iowa Hemp Act

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill that allows the production of some hemp-derived products in the state as they are approved by the federal government.

Reynolds Signs Bill Prohibiting Stun Gun Bans on Campus

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs a bill that prohibits Iowa’s public universities and community colleges from banning stun guns except in stadiums and hospitals.

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate adjourned Sine Die for the 2019 session of the 88th General Assembly.

Increase Iowa’s School Tuition Organization Tax Credit

Iowa Association of Christian Schools: Please send your legislators a message in support of an increase in School Tuition Organization (STO) tax credits.

Iowa House and Senate Reach Joint Budget Agreement

Iowa House and Senate leadership announced a joint agreement on budget targets for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget.

Iowa Senate Passes E-Verify

Under SF 516 employers would be required to use the federal e-verify program to determine an employee qualifies to work legally in the United States.

Episode 79: A Look at the Iowa Legislature’s Second Funnel

Shane Vander Hart speaks with Tim Overlin of Personhood Iowa and State Rep. Skyler Wheeler about the second funnel week in the Iowa Legislature.

Six Disappointing Victims of the Iowa Legislature’s Second Funnel of 2019

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Life Amendment, Traffic Enforcement Camera Ban, and Fetal Homicide bill are among bills that did not survive in 2019.

Reynolds Signs Campus Free Speech Bill Into Law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs a bill into law that protects free speech and assembly at Iowa’s Regent Universities and community colleges.

Iowa Senate Passes Traffic Enforcement Camera Ban

The Iowa Senate passed 30 to 19 a measure, SF 343, that would ban all automated traffic enforcement cameras in the state.

Iowa Democrats Hold Iowa Senate District 30 in Special Election

Cedar Falls School Board member Eric Giddens (D) defeated former State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) in Iowa Senate District 30’s special election.

Iowa Senate Passes Medicaid Work Requirements

The Iowa Senate passed SF 538, a bill that provides work requirements for Iowa’s Medicaid recipients, by a party-line 32 to 17 vote.

Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Sails Through Iowa House and Senate

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate passed an amendment that will enshrine Iowans’ right to keep and bear arms in the Iowa Constitution if approved a 2nd time and ratified.