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.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio spoke at a meet-and-greet in Ankeny, IA hosted by State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Jack Whitver: All Iowans would benefit if we limited lawmaking to only the truly important things instead of legislating what should be common sense.
State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) discusses the gas tax, state budget and the results of funnel week in the Iowa Legislature with Shane and Brian.
State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) explains the funnel week process and highlights some bills that survived in the Iowa Legislature and some that didn’t.
While the 99% limitation sounds good in principle, it has flaws that could be fixed by passing a Balanced Budget amendment to our state constitution.