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.
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 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.
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.
The results are in from the online straw poll that was open from April 25 through April 28. The poll was the most extensive we have done, and while this is not a scientific poll, I find the outcome to be pretty interesting. We gathered responses from 635 Iowa Republicans who say they are likely […]
(Waukee, IA) Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner Mike Huckabee spoke to approximately 450 social conservative activists at Point of Grace Church Tuesday night. He keynoted the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Spring Kickoff event that also featured remarks from fifteen candidates. Steve Scheffler, President of Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition and Iowa’s […]
(Des Moines, IA) Approximately 800 Iowa homeschoolers descended upon Des Moines and the State Capitol yesterday for the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators’ annual Homeschool Day at the Hill. The day began at the State Capitol building with lobbying efforts, as well as, brief remarks by Brenna Findley, former homeschooler and now legal advisor […]
(Ottumwa, IA) Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks plans to announce that she will toss her hat in the ring once again as a Republican candidate in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Miller-Meeks stepped down from her post as director of the Iowa Department of Health in January. Governor Terry Branstad told the Des Moines Register that she resigned […]
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 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, 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.
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 […]