REP. HOLT: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly 2020

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Week 6 (1st Funnel Week) of the 2020 Legislative Session reminded me that while the legislation that moves forward is of great importance, it...

ITR: Iowans Don’t Like Losing to Nebraska

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It doesn't matter if you are a Cyclone or Hawkeye, Iowans agree it is awful to lose to Nebraska in any sport. If attracting businesses...

ITR: Bill introduced in Iowa Senate creates pilot program assessing potential...

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A bill was introduced in the Iowa Senate to create a pilot program assessing the potential to tax Iowans based on the number of miles they...

SEN. GUTH: Religious Freedom & Restoration Act dies due to no...

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One bill I did not like to see die was the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Over 61 percent of the population of the...

SEN. WHITING: A Top Priority – Protecting the Rights of Crime...

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The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously adopted a proposed constitutional amendment that I authored which would better protect the rights of crime victims. My purpose...

SEN. ROZENBOOM: Senate Republican priorities clear first legislative hurdle

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“The priorities of the Iowa Senate Republicans have cleared the first legislative hurdle and will continue to move through the legislative process. The results...

Candidate filing period begins Monday for state, federal candidates

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The 2020 candidate filing period for state and federal offices in the June 2 primary and November 3 general election begins Monday, February 24...

SEN. GRASSLEY: Q&A on Coronavirus

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Q: What is COVID-19? A: In January the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern regarding the outbreak of a new...

FRC: Calif. Schools – Hormones through Homeroom?

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Even in California, you have to be 18 to get a tattoo, 16 to drive a car, 21 to buy a gun, alcohol, or...

JUDICIAL WATCH: Hillary Clinton Apologized to FBI Over Emails, But It...

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We keep digging into the chain of events surrounding the FBI’s non-investigation of Hillary Clinton and her email misconduct. The correspondence between Peter Strzok...

Senate Democrats take shots at Republican Senator’s faith over his support...

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Democrat Senators essentially ridiculed the faith of Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schlesewig) during funnel week over his efforts to tighten Iowa's public assistance programs. It started...

Sen. Edler defends bill Sen. Quirmbach claims discriminates against poor people,...

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Sen. Herm Quirmbach (D-Ames) said Senate Study Bill 3178 is just one way to allow discrimination against "black and brown people" during a Local...

Bill implementing child sex abuse prevention education program starting in Pre-K...

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House File 2154 advanced through House Judiciary with unanimous support. The bill implements a child sexual abuse prevention-oriented education program, requiring schools to teach...

Democrat Sen. Bisignano offers sharp criticism of bill that would prohibit...

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A bill to protect 16 and 17-year olds from sexual predators passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. It would be illegal for someone...

REP. WINDSCHITL: A few bad, harmful, outright unconstitutional Democrat proposals

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One of the main tasks for a legislator is to help create and pass good public policy but another and equally important job is to...

LIBERTY COUNSEL: Court Rules Pensacola Cross Remains

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A federal Court of Appeals ruled that the World War II-era 78-year-old Bayview Cross in Pensacola, Florida, does not violate the U.S. Constitution and...

Rep. Wessel-Kroeschell says no credible evidence shows permissive controlled concealed weapons...

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Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D-Ames) said she doesn't think the general public is aware of where concealed weapons can be carried during a committee meeting...

Rep. Holt rips into DM Register, notes thousands of common sense...

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Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) had some choice words for the Des Moines Register's editorial board during Thursday's committee on a bill the Register criticized...

Rep. Holt manages bill through committee to restrict local governments from...

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Rep. Steve Holt (R-Denison) managed House Study Bill 615 through committee on Thursday afternoon. The bill would prohibit a commission, county board of supervisors...

REP. LUNDGREN: Minority Party has flooded legislature with bills that would...

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The 1st funnel week is coming to an end.  It can be a stressful week for Legislators with pressure from constituents to pass legislation...