Iowa Senate Republicans will caucus on Wednesday to decide who will replace former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) who resigned on Monday. Who should they choose to replace him? Shane Vander Hart has an idea.
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.
A bill entitled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was filed in the Iowa Senate on Thursday. The bill is modeled after the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that was passed with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
There have been several bills filed in the Iowa House and Senate this year dedicated to devolving the power and control the Iowa Department of Education.
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.
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 Jerry Behn (R-Boone) is running for reelection for a 5th term in the Iowa Senate representing Senate District 24.
Iowa State Senator Jerry Behn (R-Boone) endorsed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for President at an event at King’s Christian Bookstore in Boone, IA.
Gov. Scott Walker announced the first 65 members of his presidential campaign’s Iowa leadership team which include 1/3 of the Iowa Senate Republicans.
Speaker of the Iowa House Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) has much to explain to his caucus and Iowans for actions he took to push a gas tax increase on Iowans.
(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 […]
Iowa State Senator Pat Ward lost her battle with breast cancer this morning. She was 55 and is survived by her husband John and two adult children.
By Megan Stuhr Saturday was the 2012 Iowa GOP State Convention. It also was the Democratic State Convention but judging by the crowd there, no one got the memo. On the GOP agenda was electing the National Committeeman and Committeewoman, election of At-Large National Convention Delegates, Alternative Delegates and Presidential Electors, a proposed amendment to […]
State Senator Jerry Behn (R-Boone) drops out, but some could argue he really wasn’t in it. Due to his farming obligations he missed numerous events. He also is backing former Governor Terry Branstad. In a press release sent out this morning read: (BOONE) – State Sen. Jerry Behn, candidate for governor in the Republican primary, […]
I was going to render the video I took of the gubernatorial candidates’ speeches at the “Leadership for Iowa” event on Saturday and put it up. C-Span did it for me so I’ll be lazy. You can watch all of the Gubernatorial candidate speeches below, my comments will come by order of appearance. If you […]