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.