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.

(Video) Mike Pence Stumps for David Young

Vice President Mike Pence campaigned for Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) at a midday rally on Friday afternoon in Des Moines.

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.

(Video) Tim Scott at Iowa GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Iowa GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner held in Des Moines on Friday night. 

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.

Reynolds, Iowa House and Senate Leaders Announce Agreement on Tax Reform

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ office announced an agreement between the Governor and Iowa House and Senate leaders on the tax reform package under consideration this session. The legislation when passed represents the largest tax reform package in state history.

Sweeney Wins Special Election in Iowa Senate District 25

Former State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) defeated Tracey Freese, a Democrat small businesswoman from Dike in Iowa Senate District 25’s special election 55.8 percent o 44.2 percent. 

Iowa Republicans Will Have 19 Contested Primaries for Iowa House and Senate

The Iowa Secretary of State released the final uncertified list of candidates that will appear on the June 5th primary ballot. Iowa Republicans will have 19 contested primaries with five incumbents receiving a challenge.

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.

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix Resigns from the Iowa Senate

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) resigned from his leadership role and his Senate seat effective Monday afternoon. His resignation occurred just two hours after Iowa Starting Line, a liberal blog, posted a video that showed Dix kissing a woman, identified only as a lobbyist at a bar in Des Moines.

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.

Kramer Appointed as Advisor to Iowa Senate to Improve Workplace Culture

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix announced he appointed former Ambassador Mary Kramer to assist efforts to improve the Iowa Senate’s workplace culture.

Partisan Politics at Play in Iowa Gubernatorial Transition Debate

Shane Vander Hart: Partisan politics is the only thing that can explain Attorney General Tom Miller change of mind about Kim Reynolds’ ability to appoint a new Lt. Governor.