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.

Iowa Senate Democrats Insert Anti-Bullying Language Into Budget Bill

The Iowa Senate passed their appropriations standings bill, SF 510, yesterday. In section XX you’ll find anti-bullying language which was allowed to remain.

Paulsen’s Gas Tax Hike Albatross

Speaker of the Iowa House Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) has much to explain to his caucus and Iowans for actions he took to push a gas tax increase on Iowans.

Iowa GOP: Biden Uses Taxpayer Funded Iowa Trip for Partisan Stump Speech

Republican Party of Iowa leaders criticized Vice President Joe Biden for using his official office to pay for a partisan, campaign trip to Iowa.

What Tyler Olson Really Believes

State Rep. Tyler Olson (D-Cedar Rapids) in his first web ad of the Iowa Gubernatorial race shows his small business rhetoric doesn’t match his record

Iowa Senate Democrats Drive Toward Bankruptcy with Medicaid Expansion Vote

Iowa Senate Democrats in their vote for Medicaid expansion are setting up Iowa for bankruptcy as they chase “free” Federal money that is sure to disappear.

Iowa Legislative Democrats Try to Change the Definition of Marriage Under the Radar

Iowa Senate Democrats and Iowa House Democrats don’t want to have a…