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Power Grab: GOP Lawmakers Plan to Inject Politics in Iowa Courts

By |2019-02-05T13:51:23-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Iowa judges are selected using a merit selection process. A nonpartisan commission nominates qualified individuals to fill each judicial selection. Judicial nominees are then chosen from these merit based nominations from the commissions. Judicial nominating commissions are required by Iowa’s Constitution. In 1962, the state Constitution was updated to require vacancies in the Supreme Court and [...]

Iowa House Republicans Ignore the Votes of 29 Iowans

By |2019-01-28T20:38:19-05:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

In the first vote in the Iowa House in 2019, Republican lawmakers voted to deny 29 Iowans their right to vote. On a straight party line vote, the House passed the Majority Report to disenfranchise 29 voters from Winneshiek County in the election contest filed by Kayla Koether of Decorah. "As a voter who could not [...]

GOP Lawmakers Shut Out Iowa Voters in Election Contest

By |2019-01-23T12:00:36-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: 2019 Session Information, Featured, Recent News|

Republican lawmakers in charge of the Election Contest Committee said late Tuesday that they will not allow disenfranchised voters or any witnesses to testify for the committee before sending a report to the full House. “I’m disappointed that the majority party isn’t allowing us to have an actual committee hearing - we need to hear testimony [...]

Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

By |2018-11-17T16:16:12-05:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

PRICHARD TO LEAD IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATS Oldson Elected As Democratic Whip Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City was elected today to serve as the new leader of Iowa House Democrats. Rep. Jo Oldson of Des Moines was elected as the Democratic Whip and four other lawmakers were elected as Assistant Democratic [...]

Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory Before Election

By |2018-10-18T16:17:43-05:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

The Iowa Judicial Branch released background information and professional qualifications of each judge up for judicial retention this year called the Voters Judicial Directory.  The directory includes information on each judge’s education, career, and professional activities.  The guide also includes factors that voters may want to consider when retaining a judge. In 1962, Iowa voters approved [...]

Fall Trout Stocking

By |2018-10-18T16:08:40-05:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Recent News|

Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state.  During the months of October and November, the DNR will release 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each selected lake to bring fishing to urban parts of the state.  Many times, Iowans are not able to travel to [...]

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