The 2017 results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) show that while Iowa students performed better than the national average, their statewide average scores remain stagnant and 4th-graders saw a two-point drop in reading from 2015.
Kelvey Vander Hart: Approaching the funnel deadline on Friday, the fetal heartbeat abortion ban received new life with new language and a new strategy to pass it through the Iowa House.
John Hendrickson: Iowa policymakers should take note of states that have enacted meaningful tax reform successfully. By lowering rates and keeping spending levels low, Iowa can deliver tax relief to the benefit of all Iowans by creating economic growth and opportunity.
Joel Kurtinitis: Polk County residents are willing to do our part to keep the county growing and improving, but it’s just not fair to ask us to give more to a county government that has shown itself to be addicted to frivolous spending.
Steven Holt: Hard working Iowans, fiscal discipline, and responsible leadership have combined to make Iowa one of the best places in America to live and raise a family.
Congressman David Young (R-IA): Residents of Bridgewater showed communities can have a significant effect on the opioid crisis affecting the entire country.
John Hendrickson: Based on the opinion of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals collective bargaining is not a right.
Iowans are seeing a 28.79 percent average health insurance premium rate increase in 2017, higher than the national average, thanks to Obamacare.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa for a rally marking the first day of early voting in Iowa.
The first Simpson College/RABA poll released today shows an extremely tight presidential race in Iowa between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Evan McMullin, Gary Johnson and Darrell Castle along with five additional 3rd Party candidates will join Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Iowa’s ballot.
Occupational licensing has grown significantly especially in Iowa as 33% of the workforce is licensed by the state, the largest percent in the nation.
Polls give you an objective view of how effective each campaign has been performing, while figures don’t lie, history tells us they are not always accurate.
Heading into the last weekend before election day has the race extremely tight between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama reflected in toss up states.
Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition held their Annual “Friends of the Family Banquet” at Iowa State Fairgrounds Saturday, October 27.
Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) explains the debate surrounding Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) at the municipal level.