Update: Reynolds Signs Bill Changing Iowa’s Statewide Assessment Developer

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bipartisan bill rejecting the Iowa Department of Education’s choice for a statewide assessment in favor of one developed by the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Program.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate

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.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Filed in the Iowa Senate

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.

Iowa Senate Considers Tweaking School Year Start Time

The Iowa Senate Education Committee will consider a bill that will allow public school districts and accredited non-public schools to start their school year on the Monday following the end of the Iowa State Fair if it falls earlier than August 23.

A Wave of Pro-Life Bills Filed in the Iowa 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.

Branstad, Clovis, and Cramer Win Caffeinated Thoughts Iowa GOP Primary Straw Poll

The results are in from the online straw poll that was open…

Mike Huckabee Rallies Social Conservatives in Waukee

(Waukee, IA) Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner Mike Huckabee…

Iowa Homeschoolers Wooed by Ted Cruz, Candidates

(Des Moines, IA) Approximately 800 Iowa homeschoolers descended upon Des Moines and…

Miller-Meeks Officially Announces 3rd Congressional Run

(Ottumwa, IA) Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks plans to announce that she will toss…

Mark Lofgren Raises $58,182 for Iowa 2nd Congressional District Race

Mark Lofgren, a Republican candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, raise in the 3rd Quarter a total of $57,182.00 with 193 contributions.

Scott County Young Republican Night at St. Ambrose University

Scott County Republicans in conjunction with the St. Ambrose College Republicans are holding a Young Republican Night at St. Ambrose University on 10/15/13.

Sam Clovis Woos Muscatine County Republicans

Sam Clovis, Republican candidate for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat took advantage of being the only Senate candidate to attend the Muscatine County GOP Dinner.

Incumbents Fall As GOP Takes Back the Iowa House –Unofficially Win a 58 to 42 Majority

Some huge, huge wins happened last night at Republicans rolled to win…