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 […]
I attended the Polk County Republican’s fall fundraiser last night. It was held at Living History Farms in the Flynn Barn. Yes, a barn, insert your favorite Iowa joke here. It was cold. They said there would be heat, and there was in the form of a few space heaters that did precious little good […]
Coming up on September 12, 2009 at 5:30p come out to eat some pork (not the type from Washington, but from the farm) and hear from 2010 Iowa Gubernatorial Race candidates at the Ag Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The cost of a ticket is $25 and the proceeds go to Iowa Family Policy […]
I haven’t endorsed anybody… on the GOP side for the 2010 Iowa Gubernatorial race. Now in the general election I would vote for Gumby over Debt Culver, but for now I don’t have a pony in this race. I’ve gotten numerous Facebook page requests/group requests. I haven’t accepted any of them yet, but will likely […]