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.
HSB 651, the Iowa Student Opportunities Act, was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would create an educations savings grant program and a new charter school program to expand school choice for Iowa’s public school families.
A bill, HSB 578, making the University of Iowa’s Iowa Testing Programs the vendor who develops and administers Iowa’s statewide student assessment passed the Iowa House Education Committee 21 to 1.
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 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.
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.
A bill that bans the sale and experimentation on unborn infant remains advanced out of an Iowa House subcommittee on Tuesday.
State Representative Linda Upmeyer was selected as the next Speaker of the Iowa House. State Representative Chris Hagenow elected as House Majority Leader.
Former U.S. Senator and 2012 Iowa Caucus Winner Rick Santorum taps State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) as Chairman of Patriot Voices in Iowa.
An ultrasound bill passed in the Iowa House of Representatives late Thursday afternoon on a 57 to 39 vote with bipartisan support.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that the timing is right for a gas tax hike while legislators consider transportation infrastructure funding options.
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.
Several Iowa State Legislators share with Caffeinated Thoughts their goals for the 2015 legislative session for the 86th Iowa General Assembly.
Iowa House Republicans elected the leadership team that will carry them into the eighty-sixth General Assembly, Paulsen and Upmeyer relected to leadership.
I’ve been contacted by a couple of different people regarding a rumor that Polk County Republicans are submitting an alternate list of delegates to the Republican Party of Iowa for credentialing. I spoke with Will Rogers, the chair of the Polk County Republicans, and he told me thus far only one addendum has been submitted […]
Waterloo, IA – Today, State Representative Walt Rogers (R-Waterloo) announced his endorsement of Rod Blum, Republican candidate for United States Congress in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. “I am absolutely confident that Rod is the best candidate to win this critical Congressional seat for our party,” said Rogers. “Rod’s background as a small business owner, combined […]