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.
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.
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.
State Representatives Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) and Sharon Steckman (D-Mason) vilified a 21-year-old Christian residential facility in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.
Shane Vander Hart: Iowa State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) doesn’t acknowledge the difference between taking viagra and getting an abortion.
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.
State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) filed HF 214 that would repeal Independent Private Instruction enacted in 2013 in a legislative bargain.
Eight Iowa House Democrats filed HF 65 entitled the “Iowa Death with Dignity Act.” Prolife activists have another term for it – doctor prescribed suicide.
(Des Moines, IA) The Iowa House passed HF 2175, the webcam abortion ban, last evening on a 55-42 vote. It was a mostly party-line vote, however, three Democrats broke ranks to vote with House Republicans in favor of the bill. State Representatives Nancy Dunkel (D-Dyersville), Daniel Muhlbauer (D-Manilla) and Phyllis Thede (D-Bettendorf). State Representative Matt […]
(Des Moines, IA) State Representative Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights) has introduced a bill, HF 2090, that would create education savings grant fund that Iowa families can use to send their students to nonpublic school or provide competent private instruction. The amount for the educational savings grant given will be equivalent to the statewide foundation aid […]
An increase to the School Tuition Organization tax credit passed the Iowa House on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote – 96-2.
When the Wisconsin Assembly passed a comprehensive sex education bill that was signed into law (the “Healthy Youth Act”) last February by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle; it mandated kids be taught about contraceptives, how to use them, and how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Parents were still given the option to allow their students to […]