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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election on December 14 to fill the Senate District 1 vacancy caused by the resignation of Sen. Zach Whiting. Whiting resigned effective October 30 to take a job with the conservative think tank, […]

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The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die October 28 after a one-day session in which lawmakers passed the second redistricting plan after rejecting the first one in a special session on October 5. The plan passed the Senate 48-1, with one […]

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to convene a second special legislative session on October 28 to consider a second set of maps as part of the redistricting process. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) will release a second […]

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The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die October 5 after a one-day session in which lawmakers voted to reject the redistricting plan and passed a resolution outlining their concerns with the plan to be sent to the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency […]

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Iowa Senate - by Alexander LoGrasso

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for House District 29 on October 12 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Wes Breckenridge on September 10. There is no primary, and candidates will be nominated directly […]

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Iowa Senate - by Alexander LoGrasso

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to convene a special legislative session on October 5 to consider and enact a plan of legislative and congressional districting. This does not affect lobbyist reporting.

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Iowa Republican Mike Bousselot beat Democrat Andrea Phillips by 377 votes to win the special election for House District 37. The seat became vacant in July following the death of Rep. John Landon. Republicans now hold a 59-40 lead in […]

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September 9, 2021  •  

Iowa Rep. Wes Breckenridge Resigns

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Rep. Wes Breckenridge is resigning from the Iowa House effective September 10 after taking a job at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Breckenridge has represented House District 29 since 2016. Iowa law requires a special election to be called within […]

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to schedule a special election for House District 37 on September 14 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. John Landon on July 29, 2021. Iowa law requires a special […]

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May 20, 2021  •  

Iowa Adjourns Sine Die

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The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die May 19 after being in session for 129 days. Lawmakers remained in session past their original adjournment date of April 30 to reach a consensus on a tax cut package. Other legislation passed during […]

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Republican Adrian Dickey won the special election to fill the vacant Senate District 41 seat. Dickey will fill the seat for the two years remaining in the four-year term of former Sen. Marianette Miller-Meeks. Miller-Meeks resigned after winning a seat […]

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A special election for Iowa Senate District 41 is scheduled for January 26. Gov. Kim Reynolds called the special election to fill the vacancy left by newly elected Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who stepped down last month. Following a recount, Miller-Meeks […]

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Voters opposed holding a convention to explore proposals for changes to the state constitution. This question automatically appears on the ballot every ten years pursuant to Article X, Section 3 of the Iowa Constitution. As of Wednesday morning, with 92% […]

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June 15, 2020  •  

Iowa Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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Following a nearly two-and-a-half-month interruption, the Iowa Legislature adjourned the 88th General Assembly sine die on Sunday after a marathon overnight debate. This debate ends a two-week session shortened by the coronavirus pandemic and recent protests. In addition to the […]

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