Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.
Hundreds of pro-life activists descended upon the Iowa Capitol on Thursday for a rally to hear from a line-up of pro-life elected officials and leaders.
Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearing with Dr. Jenna Ellis from Colorado Christian University.
State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) found opportunity to mock State Senator Jake Chapman’s (R-Adel) faith during debate over legalizing fireworks.
State Senator Tony Bisignano (D-Des Moines) said the Iowa Senate was too dignified to suspend the rules to vote on life at conception.
Senate File 253, a life at conception bill in the Iowa Senate, passes 2 to 1 in subcommittee and will advance to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa Senate and House Republicans seek to reform the state’s collective bargaining law that has not been reviewed since 1974.
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.
A bipartisan group of state senators is working together to sponsor an informal forum in support of religious freedom on April 13th at 11:30a in the Rotunda.
Pro-life advocates say seeing an ultrasound picture and hearing its description is an effective tool to help abortion-minded women in the state choose life.
Several Iowa State Legislators share with Caffeinated Thoughts their goals for the 2015 legislative session for the 86th Iowa General Assembly.
Republican state legislators and party officials offered a mixed reaction to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 2015 Condition of the State address.
State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) is accused by the Republican Party of Iowa for using his office to protect his personal financial interests.
(Watchdog.org) Jerri Andersen wasn’t impressed by the Fourth of July fireworks display at her local Hy-Vee in Urbandale. “Of course, it’s not their fault,” she said. And it isn’t. The supermarket was displaying the only types of fireworks people can buy or possess in Iowa without a special permit: sparklers and snakes. All other consumer […]
(Des Moines, IA) It is funnel week at the Statehouse and conversations concerning the maintaining Iowa’s roads and highways, tax reduction and fiscal responsibility on the rise. State Senators Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) and Jake Chapman (R-Adel) have crafted legislation addressing all these issues and how the State limits its spending. The Iowa Trust Act would […]
(Des Moines, IA) State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) introduced SF 2123 which would effectively rollback the Common Core State Standards in Iowa. The bill would focus on graduation requirements and helping student have a graduation plan. It also rollback Iowa’s state academic standards to what the Iowa Core consisted of in 2006 prior to the […]