It has been a busy year! I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our stories published in 2015 and share our top 15 stories based on page views.
ParentalRights.org ask Iowa State Representatives to oppose SF 345, the anti-bullying bill, that is potentially harmful to Iowa’s homeschooling families.
Had proponents of the gas-tax increase listed these uses of the money generated, it is highly unlikely the bill would have passed the Iowa General Assembly.
State Representative Josh Byrnes (R-Osage) believes that Iowa’s homeschooling parents should remain silent about public school policy.
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.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that the timing is right for a gas tax hike while legislators consider transportation infrastructure funding options.
Johnson County Republicans called Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to set aside the allocation formula and prioritize road repairs in lieu of increasing gas tax.
(Des Moines, IA) There were two subcommittee meetings scheduled on Wednesday in the Iowa House to discuss bills that address the Common Core State Standards. Wednesday morning a subcommittee consisting of State Representatives Sandy Salmon (R-Denver), Josh Brynes (R-Osage), and Cindy Winckler (D-Davenport) met to discuss HF 2141 a bill that would direct the Iowa […]
(Des Moines, IA) State Representative Tedd Gassman (R-Scarville) introduced two bills that address standards that the Iowa State Board of Education adopted back in 2010. The Common Core State Standards are content standards in English Language Arts and Math that were developed by the National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers and Achieve, […]
Last Thursday, a Iowa House subcommittee voted 5-0 in favor of House Study Bill 514 which if passed would raise the state excise tax on gasoline by 10 cents over the next three years. The tax would be raised by 3 cents per gallon next July 1, another three cents by July 1, 2015, and […]
The Iowa House passed HF 215, Governor Terry Branstad’s education reform bill, here are the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of this bill as amended.
The Iowa Association of Christian Schools introduced HF 167 with the help of Representative Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) and Representative Cecil Dolecheck (R-Mount Ayr). This legislation passed out of House subcommittee and will now go to the full House Education Committee for consideration! A special thank you to Representatives Dolecheck and Josh Byrnes (R-Osage) for signing […]
Some huge, huge wins happened last night at Republicans rolled to win back the majority in the House. Iowa House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen announced that Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy called him up to talk about changing offices. Currently if all races stand as is the Republicans will have 58 seats, Democrats 42. No […]