Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) named State Representative Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) the new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee replacing State Representative Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) who is not seeking re-election.
The Iowa Secretary of State released the final uncertified list of candidates that will appear on the June 5th primary ballot. Iowa Republicans will have 19 contested primaries with five incumbents receiving a challenge.
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.
Legislators have filed five bills related to Iowa’s election law ranging from creating a runoff primary system to electronic voter registration.
Several Iowa State Legislators share with Caffeinated Thoughts their goals for the 2015 legislative session for the 86th Iowa General Assembly.
Republican state legislators and party officials offered a mixed reaction to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 2015 Condition of the State address.
(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 […]
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 […]
House Joint Resolution 6 was introduced yesterday in the House by State Representative Dwayne Alons (R-Hull). This begins the process to allow Iowans to vote on the definition of marriage. It would need to be passed by two consecutive General Assemblies and approved by Iowa voters. The earliest this amendment could be on the ballot […]
I had the chance to attend the Night of the Rising Stars event last night. It was presented by the Republican Party of Iowa. It was a great event. $100,000 was raised for RPI, and there were approximately 1000 in attendance at the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. I attended the reception prior to […]