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.
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 Judiciary Committee voted 8 to 5 in favor of sending SF 2, a bill reallocating taxpayer money from abortion providers, to the full Senate.
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.
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.
Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark S. Cady in his State of the Judiciary address asked legislators to fund an expansion of Family Treatment Courts.
Stan Gustafson (R-Cumming), age 71, beat Pam Deichman (D-Winterset), age 59, handily 69% (1619 votes) to 30% (695 votes) in today’s special election in Iowa House District 25. Gustafson won the Republican nomination during a special nominating convention on December 2.. Democrats picked Deichmann during a special nominating convention on December 9. The special election […]
Following Julian Garrett’s election to the Iowa Senate; Gov. Terry Branstad set January 7, 2014 as the special election date in Iowa House District 25.
Republican Julian Garrett defeated Democrat Mark Davitt 59.8% to 40.1% to win the Iowa Senate District 13 special election.
(Indianola, IA) State Representative Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was selected as the Republican nominee in a special nominating convention held Thursday night for Iowa Senate District 13. The seat was vacated after State Senator Kent Sorenson resigned. Iowa Senate District 13 consists of most of Madison and Warren Counties. Garrett won with 2/3 of the delegate […]
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 […]
Oh yes, there were other races yesterday beyond the Gubernatorial race and Third Congressional District race. I went 3 out of 5 in the Iowa Republican Primary with my endorsements. First Matt Schultz won the GOP nomination to run against Michael Mauro our current Iowa Secretary of State. He won 47% of the vote (77,120). […]