Iowans for Tax Relief: What Did Iowa’s Lawmakers Accomplish?

Iowans for Tax Relief provides a recap of the 2020 Iowa legislative session in light of sound tax policy, spending, transparency, and economic freedom.

State Sen. Jake Chapman Calls For COVID-19 Stimulus Checks to Be Tax-Exempt

State Senator Jake Chapman: “I want to allow Iowans to use that full refund or that stimulus check to spur economic activity.”

Municipal Firearms Restrictions Preemption Bill Advances in Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that preempts local governments restricting Iowans from lawful possession of firearms and attachments.

The State of Pro-Life Legislation in Iowa Is Precarious

Jason Schultz: SJR 21 (now SJR 2001) doesn’t ban abortion, but takes the issue from the Iowa Supreme Court and puts it back in the hands of the people.

Amendment Declaring No Right to Abortion Clears Iowa Senate Committee

The Iowa Senate State Government Committee passed an amendment to the Iowa Constitution that declares there is no constitutional right to abortion. by a 10 to 5 vote.

Iowa Senate Panel Approves Amendment Declaring No Right to Abortion

An Iowa Senate subcommittee advanced SJR 21 that would amend the Iowa Constitution to declare there is no constitutional right to abortion.

‘Red Flag’ Legislation Is Unlikely in Iowa

Any attempt to introduce “red flag” legislation in the Iowa Legislature next session will likely face stiff opposition and is unlikely to pass.

Whitver Updates Iowa Senate Republicans Committee Assignments

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver updates committee assignments and leadership in response to State Sen. Randy Feenstra stepping down as Ways and Means chair.

Who Will Challenge Cindy Axne in 2020?

Currently there are eight prospective candidates for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District.

Iowa Senate Passes Traffic Enforcement Camera Ban

The Iowa Senate passed 30 to 19 a measure, SF 343, that would ban all automated traffic enforcement cameras in the state.

Judge Rules Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

Polk County District Court Judge Michael Huppert ruled that Iowa’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban signed into law in 2018 is unconstitutional.

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.

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.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate

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.

(Video) Hundreds Rally for Life at the Iowa Capitol

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.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 3-25-17 (Jenna Ellis)

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearing with Dr. Jenna Ellis from Colorado Christian University.