Reynolds Allocates $50 Million of CARES Act Funding to Mental Health

Gov. Kim Reynolds during a press conference announced she was directing $50 million in CARES Act funding to Iowa’s mental health systems.

Listen: Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Meeting on 7-2-20

The Economic Recovery Advisory Board that Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed met for a second time on Zoom to discuss the state’s economic growth post-COVID-19.

Iowa’s 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion Temporarily Blocked

District Court Judge Mitchell Turner granted a temporary injunction blocking Iowa’s 24-hour waiting period for abortions from taking effect on July 1.

Reynolds Signs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions Into Law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 594, a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, into law that already faces a legal challenge by abortion advocates.

Iowans for Tax Relief: Major Licensing Reforms Deliver Opportunity

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill that removes barriers to entering the workforce and makes Iowa more attractive to workers and businesses.

Listen: Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

The Economic Recovery Advisory Board that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently announced met for the first time on using Zoom.

Reynolds Extends Public Health Emergency Declaration Through July 25

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency through July 25. She also states fall school sports may resume.

Reynolds Shifts Iowa Toward Economic Growth Post-COVID-19

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: “Opening up, our goal can simply be to return to where we were, which is an ambitious and realistic goal, or we can think bigger and better.”

After Mass Gatherings Allowed, Iowa’s COVID-19 Cases Continue on Downward Trend

Iowa’s daily positive tests for COVID-19 continue a downward trend even after Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted the restriction on mass gatherings on June 1.

Rogers: Advancing Freedom with Occupational Licensing Reform

Walt Rogers: Iowa’s occupational licensing reform law advances both freedom and opportunity. This reform tells the nation that Iowa is “open for business.”

Iowans for Tax Relief: What Did Iowa’s Lawmakers Accomplish?

Iowans for Tax Relief provides a recap of the 2020 Iowa legislative session in light of sound tax policy, spending, transparency, and economic freedom.

Reynolds Signs Landmark Police Reform Into Law

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a landmark bill into law offering police reforms in response to the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests.

Test Iowa Relocates Des Moines, Cedar Rapids Sites

There are 17 Test Iowa sites where Iowans can be tested for COVID-19, the drive-up sites in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids will move to a new location.

Reynolds Lifts 50 Percent Capacity Restriction for Businesses

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that she would lift the restriction limiting open businesses to 50 percent of their building capacity due to COVID-19.

Reynolds Signs Compromise Bill in Step to Automatically Restore Felon Voting Rights

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill that requires felons to repay restitution before restoring voting rights paving the way for a constitutional amendment.

Reynolds, Community Leaders Say Rioters Hijack George Floyd Protest’s Message

Gov. Kim Reynolds, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and other community leaders addressed the civil unrest in Iowa over the last 72 hours.