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.

Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Advances in Iowa House, Survives Funnel

The Iowa House Human Resources Committee passed the fetal heartbeat abortion ban by a 12 to 9 vote just before the second funnel deadline of the 2018 legislative session.

K-12 Education Bills of Note Before Iowa Legislature Early in 2018

Shane Vander Hart provides a round-up of K-12 education bills of note that are before the Iowa House and Iowa Senate Education Committees after the first week of the 2018 session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly.

Democrats Display Anti-Religious Bigotry During Iowa House Floor Debate

State Representatives Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) and Sharon Steckman (D-Mason) vilified a 21-year-old Christian residential facility in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

Taking Viagra and Getting an Abortion Are Not the Same Thing

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) doesn’t acknowledge the difference between taking viagra and getting an abortion.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 5-23-15

Brian Myers and Shane Vander Hart talk to Alfonso Aguilar from American Principles in Action about the five-point immigration plan they released this week.

Iowa House Democrats File Anti-Homeschooling Measure

State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) filed HF 214 that would repeal Independent Private Instruction enacted in 2013 in a legislative bargain.

Doctor Prescribed Suicide Bill Filed By Iowa House Democrats

Eight Iowa House Democrats filed HF 65 entitled the “Iowa Death with Dignity Act.” Prolife activists have another term for it – doctor prescribed suicide.

Iowa House Passes Webcam Abortion Ban

(Des Moines, IA) The Iowa House passed HF 2175, the webcam abortion…

School Tuition Organization Increase Passes Iowa House

An increase to the School Tuition Organization tax credit passed the Iowa House on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote – 96-2.

Wisconsin School District: Require Parents to Opt Into Controversial Sex Education Topics Not Out

When the Wisconsin Assembly passed a comprehensive sex education bill that was…