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.

Iowa Constitutional Amendment Affirming 2nd Amendment Survives Funnel

HJR 13, a “right to keep and bear arms” amendment that would amend the Iowa Constitution to add language affirming the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed in the Iowa House Judiciary Committee.

New Iowa House Bills Address Common Core, Smarter Balanced

State Rep. Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville) introduces bills in the Iowa House opposing Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and Smarter Balanced.

Candidate Interview: Tim Mohs (Iowa House District 25)

Tim Mohs is a retired teacher from Winterset is challenging State Representative Stan Gustafson in the Republican primary for Iowa House District 25.

Life at Conception Bill Filed in the Iowa House

HF 2142, a bill that would protect the unborn at the moment of conception introduced into the Iowa House, must be passed out of committee this week.

Bill Banning Sale or Research on Unborn Infant Remains Advances in Iowa House

A bill that bans the sale and experimentation on unborn infant remains advanced out of an Iowa House subcommittee on Tuesday.

The Iowa House Passes Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill

An ultrasound bill passed in the Iowa House of Representatives late Thursday afternoon on a 57 to 39 vote with bipartisan support.

Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill Filed in Iowa House

Pro-life advocates say seeing an ultrasound picture and hearing its description is an effective tool to help abortion-minded women in the state choose life.

Iowa State Legislators Share Their Goals for Session

Several Iowa State Legislators share with Caffeinated Thoughts their goals for the 2015 legislative session for the 86th Iowa General Assembly.

GOP Offers Mixed Reaction to Branstad’s Condition of the State

Republican state legislators and party officials offered a mixed reaction to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 2015 Condition of the State address.

Common Core Debate Comes to the Iowa House

(Des Moines, IA) State Representative Tedd Gassman (R-Scarville) introduced two bills that…

Stan Gustafson Wins Iowa House District 25 Special Election

Stan Gustafson (R-Cumming), age 71, beat Pam Deichman (D-Winterset), age 59, handily…