Twenty-one Iowa Legislators have decided not to run for reelection in 2018. The Iowa House will have 16 members retire after this session. Twelve Republicans and four Democrats will leave the House. The Iowa Senate Republicans will have two retirements and Democrats will see three.
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.
Iowa Democrats hope for a historic blue wave in 2018 due to President Trump’s unpopularity, a competitive gubernatorial race, a good turnout for the mid-term Iowa Caucuses, the potential to flip Iowa’s 1st Congressional District, and the number of Republican state legislators retiring.
On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Anna Bergman, a Waukee City Councilwoman, who was fired as an attorney for the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) for an op-ed she wrote in The Des Moines Register supporting Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.
Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate, announced his campaign county chairs in each of the 99 counties in Iowa.
A bipartisan sponsored bill, House File 13, was introduced in the Iowa House that would eliminate the limitation on when schools could start school.
The Draft Ben Carson Committee announced that State Rep. Rob Taylor (R-West Des Moines) and his wife Dr. Christi Taylor will serve as Iowa state chairs.
(Des Moines, IA) State Representative Greg Heartsill (R – Columbia) has introduced a resolution, HJR 2002, to amend the Constitution of the State of Iowa to limit the number of terms served in the state legislature and governor’s office. “Public service is a trust that needs to be restored,” Heartsill said in a statement. “By […]
Walt Rogers today announced its second round of endorsements from current and former legislators in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District Race.
State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) introduced herself to Central Iowa Republican voters as the newest candidate to enter Iowa’s U.S. Senate race.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad highlighted property tax relief, improving education and the quality of life in his 2013 Condition of the State address.
More jobs and higher take home pay was at the center of Mitt Romney’s message to a crowd of almost 700 who attended an early morning event at the Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus. Romney holding his only public event in Iowa this week entered the warm auditorium to a standing ovation. Prior to […]