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.
An internal review ordered by Iowa Senate GOP Leadership found their harassment training to be ineffective and several unreported instances of harassment.
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix announced he appointed former Ambassador Mary Kramer to assist efforts to improve the Iowa Senate’s workplace culture.
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.
Jack Whitver: 10 to 15 percent increases in property taxes is not sustainable at a time where state revenues are flat and person income has not increased.
State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) found opportunity to mock State Senator Jake Chapman’s (R-Adel) faith during debate over legalizing fireworks.
The Iowa Senate passed 38-10 passed a constitutional amendment, SJR 9, that would add to the Iowa Constitution a state general fund expenditure limitation.
The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference announced that their estimate of the State General Fund receipts shows a $131 million budget shortfall in FY 2017.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed HF 291, the public sector collective bargaining reform bill, into law that passed in the Iowa House and Senate this week
Jack Whitver: Despite limited resources in budgeting for the FY 17-18, Iowa Senate Republicans support adding $40 million in new K-12 education spending.
The Iowa Senate with its new GOP majority have six pro-life bills filed including bills defunding abortion providers and banning abortions at 20-weeks.
For the first time in over 40 years Iowa’s pro-life organizations have united to champion a pro-life agenda before the most pro-life legislature in years.
The Iowa Senate gaveled in their 87th session Monday morning with a new 29 to 20 Republican majority followed by leadership giving their opening remarks.
Iowa Senate Republicans selected State Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) as the incoming Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate for the 87th General Assembly.
State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) talks to Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers this week on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio on the Truth Network 99.3 FM.
1300 pro-life activists gathered at the Iowa State Capitol grounds to listen to 19 different speakers protesting taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.