The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference announced that their estimate of the State General Fund receipts shows a $131 million budget shortfall in FY 2017.
The Iowa Senate passed SF 2, a bill that reallocates state taxpayer money away from abortion providers, by a party-line 30 to 20 vote.
The Iowa Senate votes 46 to 4 in favor of House File 2279 that removes gun suppressors from Iowa’s list of “offensive weapons” if signed into law.
Senate Democrats declared war on Iowa property taxpayers and our rural communities during yesterday’s education debate on supplemental state aid for schools.
By State Senator Kent Sorenson Representative John Dingell, one of the most powerful Democrat Representatives in the United States Congress, once said, “I’ll let you write the substance…you let me write the procedure, and I’ll screw you every time,” when talking about legislation. Liberal Democrat Senator Mike Gronstal lives by these words. And there’s one […]
The Iowa Senate Democrats passed SF 534 on a 26-23 vote. This was their answer to keep Dr. Leroy Carhart out of Iowa without having to pass a late term abortion ban that had the same language used by neighbor states in bills they recently passed. State Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) said he felt […]
By Martin A. Cannon I have thoroughly reviewed the bill introduced by Senator Bolkcom. I have also reviewed the existing statutes he is proposing to amend by it. There are two very plain legal defects, and three plain practical defects in the bill. Senator Bolkcom’s new language provides that with respect to a specialized outpatient […]
The Iowa Senate Majority Leader Dictator Mike Gronstalling (D-Council Bluffs) will not allow a vote on the late term abortion ban, HF 657, which was released from the Iowa Senate Government Oversight committee through a discharge petition with 26 signatures. Iowa Senate Democrats are proposing their own bill instead spearheaded by State Senator Joe Bolkcom […]
Iowa Senate Democrats and Iowa House Democrats don’t want to have a direct vote on marriage, but they want to try to sneak language in the Iowa Code that will replace the words “husband and wife.” Even though there has not been a legal change by the Legislature to the definition of marriage since the […]
Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) is sponsoring Senate File 293 – Medical Marijuana Act. The Iowa Independent reports: (This act) would allow the possession and use of marijuana for therapeutic purposes, create compassion centers and provide for criminal and civil penalties for misuse. A qualifying patient would be issued a registry identification card to allow […]