Thursday, February 21, 2019

Inside the Iowa House: Working Together to Improve the Lives of Everyday Iowans

The 2019 Legislative Session is well underway.  I’m excited about the opportunities this year to work together and ...

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

Iowa judges are selected using a merit selection process. A nonpartisan commission nominates qualified individuals ...

Iowa House Republicans Ignore the Votes of 29 Iowans

In the first vote in the Iowa House in 2019, Republican lawmakers voted to deny 29 Iowans their right to vote. On a ...

GOP Lawmakers Shut Out Iowa Voters in Election Contest

Republican lawmakers in charge of the Election Contest Committee said late Tuesday that they will not allow disenfr ...

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Another Republican Retirement

Another Republican Retirement

Another Republican announced her retirement from the Iowa House today. Rep. Polly Granzow in House District 44 announced that she will not seek re-election in November. She becomes the 10th Republican to leave the House this year. Republicans are dow ...

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Week 6 Review

Week 6 Review

Commerce HF 2212 Smoke Free Air Act. The bill prohibits smoking in the workplace and most public places. Exceptions include private residences (unless used for child care), stores pri-marily selling tobacco, casinos, certain private clubs, certain ve ...

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House Update, February 21

House Update, February 21

House Debate @ 9 a.m. HF 2217, administration of cultural affairs department HF 2219, campaign signs and contributions HF 2197, textbook information at higher education institutions Committee Highlights Commerce @ 2 p.m. (Supreme Court Chamber) --HF ...

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Bill summary: School Infrastructure Local Option (HF 2066)

Bill summary: School Infrastructure Local Option (HF 2066)

School Infrastructure Local Option (HF 2066) ...

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House Update, February 20

House Update, February 20

House Debate @ 9 a.m. HF 2195, enterprise zone distress criteria HF 2213, regulation of motor vehicles HF 2215, private activity bond allocation procedures Committee Highlights Education @ 3 p.m. (Supreme Court Chamber) HF 2154, monitoring academic p ...

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House Approves Smokefree Air Act

House Approves Smokefree Air Act

On a 56-44 bi-partisan vote, the Iowa House approved a statewide smoking ban today designed to improve the health of Iowans. The bill was approved with two exemptions, casinos and federally chartered veteran’s organizations that are closed to the pub ...

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Bill summary: Smoke Free Air Act (HF 2212)

Bill summary: Smoke Free Air Act (HF 2212)

Smoke Free Air Act (HF 2212) ...

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