Reynolds Vetoes Medical CBD Program Expansion

Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed HF 732, the Medical Cannabidiol Act, citing concern about lifting the three percent THC limit for approved products.

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.

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.

Iowa Senate Passes Judicial Nomination Reform

The Iowa Senate voted 32 to 17 along party lines to pass SF 237, a bill that reforms how members of Iowa’s judicial nomination commissions are selected.

Iowa Senate Republicans Release Budget Targets

The Iowa Senate budget of $7,619,300,000 is the same amount of funding allocated in FY 2019 and significantly less than what the House and Governor propose.

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.

(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.