Lee Hein Appointed Iowa House Ways and Means Chairman

State Representative Lee Hein (R-Monticello) will chair the Iowa House Ways and Means Committee replacing State Representative Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) who lost re-election.

Is The Pro-Life Movement “Dying” In Iowa?

Is the pro-life movement in Iowa “dying” as an anonymous blogger in Iowa suggested? Jenifer Bowen of Life Right Action answers with a resounding “no.”

Kim Reynolds Appoints Susan Christensen to the Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds made her first appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court selecting Judge Susan Christensen to replace retiring Justice Bruce Zager.

(Video) Tim Scott at Iowa GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Iowa GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner held in Des Moines on Friday night. 

Peter Cownie Named Iowa House Ways and Means Chairman

Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named State Representative Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) the new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee replacing State Representative Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) who is not seeking re-election.

Reynolds, Iowa House and Senate Leaders Announce Agreement on Tax Reform

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ office announced an agreement between the Governor and Iowa House and Senate leaders on the tax reform package under consideration this session. The legislation when passed represents the largest tax reform package in state history.

Mary Mascher’s Lame Attempt to Ban Private Schools and Homeschooling

State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) unsuccessfully offered a constitutional amendment to replace the Right to Keep and Bear Arms resolution, that passed in the Iowa House, that would have effectively ended private school and homeschooling in the state.

Reynolds Introduces Individual Income Tax Reform for Iowans

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ individual income tax reform plan prioritized tax relief for middle-class taxpayers, small business owners, teachers and working families across the state and will cut rates by up to 23 percent.

Baltimore Removed As Iowa House Judiciary Chair Following OWI Arrest

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer made the right decision removing State Representative Chip Baltimore as the House Judiciary Committee Chair following his OWI arrest. Baltimore should also resign from the House following this session.

Iowa Legislature Kicks Off With Republicans Focused on Tax Reform

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate gaveled in on Monday morning to launch the 2018 session of the 87th General Assembly with Republican leaders focused on tax reform during their opening remarks.

Kramer Appointed as Advisor to Iowa Senate to Improve Workplace Culture

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix announced he appointed former Ambassador Mary Kramer to assist efforts to improve the Iowa Senate’s workplace culture.

The Iowa Senate GOP Needs HR Help and Transparency

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s indecision and his hemming and hawing have made what was already a bad situation worse.

Iowa to Withdraw Stopgap Measure From Federal Consideration

Iowa Insurance Division Commissioner Doug Ommen announced that Iowa is withdrawing its Stopgap Measure (Section 1332 Waiver) from federal consideration.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Says No Special Session Needed for FY17

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday morning that no special legislative session would be necessary for Fiscal Year 2017.

Iowa State Treasurer Wants to Borrow Money to Cover Shortfall

Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald suggests that the state of Iowa should borrow to close the FY17 deficit and to ensure the FY18 budget is met.

Reaction Round-up to Iowa’s Gubernatorial Succession

Republican and conservative elected officials and leaders react to Iowa’s change of leadership from Terry Branstad to Kim Reynolds.