HF 2317, a bill that would make the Iowa Academic Standards voluntary for public schools and accredited non-public schools and HSB 651, a bill that would expand school choice in Iowa, died in the Iowa House Education Committee without a vote.
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.
Eleven states allow the Bible to be taught as literature in their public schools, with Kentucky being one of the most recent. Should a bill, HF 2031, introduced in the Iowa House on Wednesday pass into law Iowa would join that number.
Hundreds of pro-life activists descended upon the Iowa Capitol on Thursday for a rally to hear from a line-up of pro-life elected officials and leaders.
State Representatives Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) and Sharon Steckman (D-Mason) vilified a 21-year-old Christian residential facility in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.
State Representative Greg Heartsill (R-Chariton) introduced HF 279, a life at conception bill, into the Iowa House of Representatives, that is co-sponored by 22 lawmakers.
State Rep. Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville) introduces bills in the Iowa House opposing Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and Smarter Balanced.
Skyler Wheeler, the Republican candidate in Iowa House District 4, received key endorsements from several Iowa House Republicans on Thursday.
Jeff VanDerWerff is running in Iowa House District 4 as an independent against Skyler Wheeler after coming in last in the district’s Republican primary.
Chad Van’t Hul: I will be supporting Skyler Wheeler on June 7th. I look forward to Skyler representing Iowa House District 4 in Des Moines.
Linda Van Houten: I know that Skyler Wheeler as a State Representative will fight for our Sioux County values and help advance our beliefs forward.
Teresa Van Otterloo: One candidate stood above the rest at a recent candidate forum in Rock Valley for Iowa House District 4, that was Skyler Wheeler.
The FAMiLY Leader, an influential social conservative organization in Iowa, announced its endorsement of Skyler Wheeler in Iowa House District 4.
Skyler Wheeler is a Republican candidate in a three-way primary for Iowa House District 4 that includes most of Sioux County.