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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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The Iowa Legislative Council extended the suspension of the 88th General Assembly’s 2020 regular session until 9:00 a.m. June 3. This comes due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and could only change if the adjournment is shortened or further extended […]

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April 20, 2020  •  

Iowa Filing Deadlines Remain Unchanged

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The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board issued a reminder for campaign disclosure report due dates. Reports for the period of January 1 through May 14 are due no later than 4:30 pm on May 19. Although the board is […]

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The Legislative Council of Iowa met virtually to suspend the legislative session until April 30. The council makes rules when the legislative body isn’t in session. The suspension comes due to concerns over the increasing number of coronavirus cases in […]

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The Legislature passed a concurrent resolution to provide for an extended adjournment of the 2020 regular session of the 88th General Assembly. The extended adjournment is due to public health concerns over COVID-19. Senate Concurrent Resolution 102 provides upon the […]

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March 16, 2020  •  

Iowa Suspends Legislative Session

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On Sunday, the Iowa House and Senate announced the legislative session will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days due to concerns over COVID-19. The House and Senate will convene today at the regular scheduled time to consider resolutions […]

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State Rep. Joel Fry introduced a bill amending lobbyist reporting requirements. House File 2217 will require lobbyist client reports to be filed with the Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board instead of the General Assembly. Additionally, documentation verifying all information in […]

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December 2, 2019  •  

New Ethics Director Named in Iowa

The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board named Mike Marshall to serve as its new Executive Director. Marshall will replace Megan Tooker, who announced her resignation in November as the current Executive Director and Legal Counsel for the Board. Tooker is […]

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The Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board is seeking a new Executive Director. On November 12, Megan Tooker announced her resignation as the current Executive Director and Legal Counsel for the Board. Tooker, who has been with the Board since […]

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Because of a clerical error by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office, voters in the state will not have a chance to vote on two recently passed constitutional amendments until 2022 at the earliest. In 2018, the Iowa legislature passed […]

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On June 21, Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special election for House District 46. The special election will fill the vacancy left by the resignation of State Representative Lisa Heddens. Heddens resigned on June 17 to serve on the Story […]

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The Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die April 27 after a 104 day session. In addition to legalizing sports betting and instituting limits on local government property taxes, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill to modify disclosure requirements for gifts or […]

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