Iowa House and Senate leaders announced joint budget targets for Fiscal Year 2018. The agreed upon budget plan spends $7.245 billion.
The Iowa Revenue Estimating Conference announced that their estimate of the State General Fund receipts shows a $131 million budget shortfall in FY 2017.
The decline in the revenue estimate triggered concerns about the overall state budget from Iowa Legislative leaders heading into a new session.
Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) was endorsed today by State Representative Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) in the Iowa 4th Congressional District GOP Primary.
Iowa House Republicans’ budget plan continues a promise to Iowans of fiscal responsibility, budgeting like families and businesses.
State Representative Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) was selected as the new House Appropriations Chairman by Speaker-Select Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake).
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.
Cedar Falls, IA – Congressional candidate and State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) announced today that he will be cosponsoring two bills in the Iowa House to strengthen the private property rights of Iowa farmers and landowners. Rogers also announced his opposition to the use of eminent domain for the forced ”taking” of land rights […]
The Iowa House District 50 race is, in my opinion, one of the more interesting ones to watch as it pits two well respected incumbents against each other after the district lines were redrawn. The new House District 50 consists of northern Hardin, Grundy and southern Butler Counties. State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) who currently […]
Iowa House District 50, which encompasses parts of Butler and Hardin Counties and all of Butler County, has a tight primary matchup between two incumbent Republican State Representatives on June 5th. State Representative Annette Sweeney (R-Alden) who currently represents House District 44 (which consists of Hardin County and western Marshall County) and State Representative Pat […]
Local control in education is under attack again in Iowa. This time in the form of House Study Bill 671 that is currently being considered by the Iowa House Ways and Means Committee. The bill in essence says that the first day of school can be no earlier than September 1. If a school district […]
I had somebody email the invitation below to me last night: The person wrote, “I guess the Republican Party of Iowa will not stay neutral in the Pat Grassley Annette Sweeney race. I am just a regular guy and tried calling the party office and they did not return my call and would not answer […]