The Iowa Senate Republican Caucus announced that Ed Failor, who served as a senior aide to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock), has resigned. He worked for Iowa Senate Republicans since 2012.
Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate
Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.
Religious Freedom Restoration Act Filed in the Iowa Senate
A bill entitled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was filed in the Iowa Senate on Thursday. The bill is modeled after the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that was passed with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
Iowa Senate Considers Tweaking School Year Start Time
The Iowa Senate Education Committee will consider a bill that will allow public school districts and accredited non-public schools to start their school year on the Monday following the end of the Iowa State Fair if it falls earlier than August 23.
John Hendrickson: The Iowa Legislature has a unique opportunity to enact tax relief by lowering rates across-the-board and begin the process of controlling spending with the 99 percent spending limitation amendment.